Participation Guidelines for Work Teams

Any member or person who regularly attends and supports the doctrine of the Apostolic Christian Church is welcome to be a part of a work team.

The member or person can be of any age. (Because of the nature of the work or the location, some work projects may have age restrictions. Please check with the chairman of the individual committee if there are questions.)

If an individual is under 18, a sponsoring adult member of the work team will be accountable for the underage participant and oversee or “parent” the participant.


Exceptions to above policy

If an individual, other than a member or regular attendee, has a desire to participate in an Apostolic Christian work team, the following guidelines apply.

1. The individual is a family member of one of the work team members. “Family” includes brothers, sisters, children, nephews, nieces, parents, grandparents, or grandchildren. The “family” exceptions must meet the following criteria:

a) The family member must be willing to support the doctrine and customs of the Apostolic Christian Church while participating on a work team.

b) The family member should be old enough to be in High School. If the family member is under 18, a sponsoring adult member of the work team will be accountable for the underage participant and oversee or “parent” the participant.  (Specific projects may have additional requirements.  For example, a domestic construction project may not allow children under age 14 to participate in construction activity.)

2. Please remember that the focus for work teams is for our Brethren and regular church attendees as this work is supported in part by donations from the Apostolic Christian Church of America. Therefore “exceptions” should be approved after the trip is first offered to members and regular attendees.

3. In the event that someone does not fit the above exceptions, yet has a desire to participate, approval by the home elder or lead minister and team leader is required.

4.This policy does not apply to Distribution Centers or local work projects.

A work team is defined as any group project that operates under the direct auspices of the National HarvestCall Board.