THE RZIM CONNECT VISION AND GUIDELINES
The heart of RZIM Connect is expressed well in 1 Thessalonians 2:8: “We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”
Together, we want to love God more passionately, love each other deeply, and share the gospel in both word and deed on a daily basis.
So as you join our community, please pause for a moment to pray for everything we do within RZIM Connect to be for the glory of God and the good of others.
The expectation for the RZIM Connect community is that each member will intentionally participate in a mature, respectful, friendly, and thoughtful manner.
In order to honor the members who give of themselves to make RZIM Connect a fantastic community, we will remove anyone who attempts to use the community for other purposes.
In particular, the following kinds of engagement are prohibited and cause for removal:
• Posting spam or memes
• Promoting your own blog, website, books, events, or products.
• Posting plagiarized, defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.
• Posting other people’s personal information or sharing discussion posts from private Categories outside of RZIM Connect (you may always share posts from public Categories)
• Directly or indirectly requesting financial support or assistance
• Political discussions are always off-topic.
• An argumentative or mean-spirited attitude, on any subject or topic, is contrary to the desired ethos of the group.
Posts revealing sensitive personal information may be removed. This is to respect your privacy, the privacy of anyone mentioned, and as a practical acknowledgement of the limitations for how Connect can best support its members.
Our goal is for RZIM Connect to be the primary context for conversation - not a means to drive conversation to other environments. Therefore, please do not post advertisements for non-RZIM events or products.
In general, if you are participating in RZIM Connect to pray for the advance of the gospel, grow as a Christian, make new friends, and learn to share your faith more effectively, you should have a great experience.
•••We expect all members to agree with and abide by the RZIM Statement of Faith (below). •••
We are delighted to have you join RZIM Connect!
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The RZIM Statement of Faith
We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church*, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct.
We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. Amen.
*The term “catholic church” refers to the universal church (from the Greek katholikos, which usually means “general” or “universal”). This paragraph and the preceding one are the Apostles’ Creed, an ancient Christian statement of orthodox faith, which can be traced back to approximately 140 AD. The universal church consists of all who have placed their faith in Christ.