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NORTHEAST FLORIDA CHRISTIAN
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MEMBER CODE

The NE FL CC has established foundational principles and a code that all members understand and will strive for their personal, business, and professional lives. This code embraces Biblical principles of conduct. We desire to bring glory to Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God while ensuring excellence, accountability, and trust in relationships, business practices, and community engagement.

Purpose of NE FL Christian Chamber:

Mission

To glorify God by engaging, equipping, and encouraging the Christian community in Northeast Florida.

Purpose

To glorify God by engaging, equipping, and encouraging the Northeast Florida Christian community through marketplace, non-profit, and ministry leaders for greater Kingdom impact.

We engage by facilitating networking and connection.

We equip by sharing biblical principles from experienced leaders.

We encourage by walking alongside and inspiring greater faithfulness.

 

  • Honoring Christ - We proclaim Jesus as Lord through all that we do in all activities and business interactions (Romans 10:9-10).
  • Resilience - We serve as a forum for meeting together, discussing the challenges and triumphs of being a Christian in the marketplace (Hebrews 10:24-25).
  • Ethics - We serve others with excellence in all we do (Matthew 5:14).
  • Community - We value diversity and foster an environment of inclusion and unity according to biblical standards (1 Corinthians 12:27).
  • Kingdom Leadership - We encourage Christian business owners to view business leadership as a ministry and use their unique gifts to serve others and God (1 Peter 4:10).
  • Legacy - We pray and encourage others to build a meaningful personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (John 15:5).
  • Marketplace Ministry We dedicate our lives and businesses to serve God and reach people for Christ through discipleship in the marketplace (Matthew 4:19).

Goals

Our goal is to support, resource, and connect Christian leaders dedicated to honoring God with their lives and businesses.

We help Kingdom-led organizations get exposure for their businesses, develop a greater understanding of marketplace ministry, create Kingdom Commerce, and strengthen relationships in the Christian business community.

We share a desire to worship in every aspect of life, a distinct stewardship based on Biblical principles.

The Christian Chamber is an excellent resource for strengthening your brand, building relationships, and engaging with organizations.

  • We serve as the hub for Christian leaders to connect and form strategic partnerships with a purpose, in Northeast Florida and beyond.
  • We infuse Christian culture into the community through education, experience, and exposure for your organization.
  • We support our members by praying, shopping, referring, and supporting Christian organizations.

Foundational Principles of NE FL Christian Chamber:

We Believe the Gospel:

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

We affirm the Apostles Creed:

We believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator 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, died, and was buried. 
He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; 
He ascended into Heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. 
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy [Universal] Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. 

Code of Conduct:

We believe that every person should be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31).

  1. I will conduct my personal life, and my business and professional affairs in a Biblical and Christ-like manner that is above reproach. I will conduct myself and my speech in such a way to bring glory and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ and encourage all others to do likewise. (1 Peter 1:14-16, 2:12, 4:11)
  2. I believe in the church as the community of believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the church is His expression on the earth and will therefore take my rightful place as a faithful and contributing member of a local body of believers and support the work of that church with my time, talent, and treasure. (Acts 2:47; Romans 12:5; 1 John 4:17)
  3. I will pursue a level of excellence in all business/professional/personal matters so that Jesus Christ is always honorably reflected and every endeavor to which I am committed is seen to be a benefit to all. (1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 12:19)
  4. I believe in the principle of honor and I will always honor parents and family, those in authority over my life, peers, and community by affirming their value and providing them the best of who I am and what I have. (Exodus 20:12; Romans 12:10, 13:7)
  5. As a loyal member of NEFLCC, I will fulfill Jesus’ mandate of servanthood to my family, my church, my employer/business/profession, my community and the Christian Chamber. (Mark 9:35, 10;44)
  6. I will not make public statement in any form to any media that reflects the official policy posture (private or public) of the Christian Chamber. (Proverbs 21:23; James 3:2-6)
  7. I will always speak the truth in love with my counsel to the betterment of others and not for personal benefit or advancement. Demeaning, harassing behavior, or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture. (Ephesians 4:14-15)
  8. I will never betray a shared confidence entrusted to me by another. (1 Chronicles 12:17)
  9. When I am in conflict or disagreement with any member of NEFLCC or of a personal/business/professional relationship, I will follow the principles and protocol set forth in Scripture. (Matthew 5: 22-26, 18:15-17; 1 Timothy 5:19)
  10. I will submit to spiritual, business, and government authority as is appropriate to my relationship with those leaders while refraining from unnecessary criticism of them. (Matthew 8: 5-10; Romans 13: 1-7; 1 Peter 3:8-9)
  11. I will refrain from sexual misconduct in all my relationships and maintain a sexual lifestyle that is behaviorally consistent with the Scriptures in all regards. (Romans 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3)
  12. I will strive to honor with personal integrity all of my business/professional/personal obligations to my church, vendors, customers/clients, neighbors, and community. (Proverbs 12:5; John 7:24; 2 Corinthians 8:21)
  13. I believe all persons are created in the image of God giving them intrinsic dignity regardless of ethnicity or gender. I understand that Christians through the local church, are called to serve the needs of the community, poor, and marginalized by building a culture of dignity through sharing the gospel, providing hope, and preventing damage to human dignity. Human life is of inestimable worth and we are called to defend, protect, and value all persons. (Psalm 139; Genesis 1:26)

*I understand that this is the purpose of the Northeast Florida Christian Chamber and I have read and understand these guiding principles and code of conduct.

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