Trinity Fellowship Ministry Safe Application This application must be completed by all persons wanting to serve with minors or vulnerable adults. Step 1 of 4 25% Applicant InformationName* First Middle Last Suffix Any and all aliasesInclude maiden name (if applicable)Biological Sex At Birth*MaleFemaleDate of Birth* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Social Security NumberRequired for background check of those 18 years of age or olderRaceNot required, but helpful in completing background checkWhiteBlackAsian or Pacific IlanderAmerican Indian or Alaskan NativeUnknown or OtherAddress* Street Address Address Line 2 City State AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific ZIP Code Phone*Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Best Time To Contact* Morning Afternoon Evening Driver's License NumberLeave blank only if you do not have a driver's license.Issue State for Driver's LicenseLeave blank only if you do not have a driver's license.AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces PacificHave you ever been charged with, found guilty or pleaded guilty or no contest to a crime other than minor traffic violations?*Answering "Yes" does not automatically disqualify you from serving.YesNoI would like to discuss my answer in person.Have you ever been accused, investigated, charged, arrested or convicted of child abuse, sexual abuse or sexual assault?*Answering "Yes" does not automatically disqualify you from serving.YesNoI would like to discuss my answer in person.Is there anything in your life now or from your past that may affect your ability to report observed, suspected or disclosed abuse situations?*YesNoI would like to discuss my answer in person. Evangelical Free Church Statement of Faith*God 1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. The Bible 2. We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. The Human Condition 3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed. Jesus Christ 4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. The Work of Christ 5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. The Holy Spirit 6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. The Church 7. We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. Christian Living 8. We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. Christ’s Return 9. We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission. Response and Eternal Destiny 10. We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen. Have you read the above Statement of Faith?Do you personally agree with the Trinity Fellowship/Evangelical Free Church Statement of Faith?*YesNoDo you agree not to teach contrary to the Trinity Fellowship Statement of Faith?*YesNoMinistry ServiceWhat Ministry are you currently interested in serving within? ReferencesPlease list 3 personal references.Name of Personal Reference 1*Someone who can attest to your personal life and/or work with minors, who is NOT a relative. First Last Email for Personal Reference 1Application will be delayed if no email address is available Phone Number for Personal Reference 1*Name of Personal Reference 2*Someone who can attest to your personal life and/or work with minors, who is NOT a relative. First Last Email for Personal Reference 2Application will be delayed if no email address is available Phone Number for Personal Reference 2*Name of Personal Reference 3*Someone who can attest to your personal life and/or work with minors, who is NOT a relative. First Last Email for Personal Reference 3Application will be delayed if no email address is available Phone Number for Personal Reference 3*Additional ReferencesYou may attempt to expedite your application by submitting extra reference information. All references will be contacted, but only three will be required to respond prior to your application being processed. Name of Personal Reference 4Someone who can attest to your personal life and/or work with minors, who is NOT a relative. First Last Email for Personal Reference 4Application will be delayed if no email address is available Phone Number for Personal Reference 4Name of Personal Reference 5Someone who can attest to your personal life and/or work with minors, who is NOT a relative. First Last Email for Personal Reference 5Application will be delayed if no email address is available Phone Number for Personal Reference 5 Applicant's Statement*The information in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize any references listed here to give Trinity Fellowship Evangelical Free Church of Big Rapids, Michigan (hereafter, "Trinity) any information and opinions they may have regarding my character and fitness for work with children, youth or vulnerable adults. I also authorize Trinity to locate and question any other organizations or personal references for the sake of this application. In consideration of the receipt and evaluation of this application by Trinity, I hereby release any individual, youth organization, charity, reference or any other person or organization, including record custodians, both collectively and individually, from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind or nature which may at any time result to me, my heirs, or family, on account of compliance or any attempt to comply, with this authorization. I understand the policies of Trinity and agree to abide by them and carry out my ministry. I also authorize Trinity to run a background check on me. I have carefully read the foregoing release and know the contents thereof and I verify this as my own free act by selecting the "I agree" option below. (This is a legally binding document I have read and understand.) 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