How we Operate
char • ter 1. n. an official document granting rights. 2. n. the articles of incorporation of an organization or company, usually include a statement of principles or objectives.
Article I: Profession of Faith
All members must agree to the following Statement of Faith by the Tribe of Judah Online Ministry:
God created the earth and all within it, including man and woman. (Genesis 1:1-27)
Jesus Christ is the son of God. (Matthew 3:16-17)
Jesus was crucified by humans. (Matthew 27:35)
Jesus rose three days after his crucifixion. (Matthew 28:5-7)
Accepting Jesus Christ as one’s personal Lord and Savior is the only way to enter heaven. (John 14:6)
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit after His ascension to heaven. (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4)
The Bible is inspired by God, and its perfection is inherently passed from God to its human authors, and from those authors to its interpretations. (2 Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is a single volume, without sequel or addendum. (Revelation 22:18-19)
Article II: Rights of Members
right 2. n. that which is morally right; that to which one is morally or legally entitled
Members, while playing against/with other members, have the right to a game free of cheating, profanity, and verbal hostility. Members have the right to fellowship with other Christians. Other rights, specific to a particular chapter, are at the discretion of the administration of that chapter.
Article III: Rules of Conduct
Section 1: Cheating
cheat 1. v.t. to trick or deceive. v.i. to play a game not according to the rules
Cheating, in any form, will not be tolerated. Use of hacks, use of dummy accounts to promote oneself on any ladder system, or any other method of cheating is grounds for immediate dismissal from the chapter.
Section 2: Profanity & Obscenity
profane v.t. to treat (something sacred) with irreverence
obscene adj. that which morally corrupts
Members who use profane and/or obscene language will receive reprimands. If the conduct continues, the member will be dismissed from the chapter.
Section 3: Hostility
hostility adj. unfriendliness
Members who display open hostility (i.e. “trash talking”) towards other members or non-members will be reprimanded. If the hostile behavior continues, the member will be dismissed. This law also encompasses gossip. This law does NOT apply to playful competitive language.
Section 4: False Accusations
Any member found to purposely bring false accusations of conduct stated above will be immediately dismissed from the group.
Section 5: Witnessing & Encouragement
encourage v.t. to give courage or confident to; to raise the hopes of; to help on by sympathetic advice and interest; to advise and make it easy for (someone to do something); to promote, stimulate; to strengthen (a belief or idea)
All members are encouraged to witness to non-Christians, whether through open conversation or by the example of their conduct. All members should also encourage and uplift their fellow members.
Section 6: Summary
“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.'”
Matthew 22:36-40 (NKJV)
Article IV: Administration
Section 1: New Chapters
Only the head administrator of the Tribe of Judah Online Ministry may authorize the founding of a new chapter and select its founder.
Section 2: Powers of Founders
Founders automatically assume the role of head administrator of the chapter they establish. They continue this role indefinitely, barring any gross offenses to the rules of conduct or resignation and appointment of a new head administrator.
Section 3: Powers of Head Administrators
Head administrators have authority, within their chapter, to admit and dismiss members, to appoint administrators, and to manage any task or project related to the chapter.
Section 4: Powers of Administrators
Authority of administrators is determined solely by the head administrator of that chapter.