Statement of Faith-Ethics-Practices

 The terms that all team members of “DWJD” agree to and live by.

Statement of Faith             (What we believe)
Statement of Ethics           (How we conduct ourselves)
Statement of Practices      (How we do Ministry)
Charter of Affiliation          (Team Requirements)

Statement of Faith
What we Believe

  1. The Bible is the inspired word of God, and is 100% true and without error
  2. There is one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
  4. All people have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That repentance is commanded by God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
  5. That only the Blood of Jesus Christ can wash us and cleanse us of all sins.
  6. We believe in sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the shed blood of Christ and through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.
  7. We believe in the baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
  8. We believe in the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion.
  9. We believe in the Second Coming of Christ.
  10. We believe in the bodily resurrection Christ, and the bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe in eternal life for the righteous and eternal punishment for the wicked.

Statement of Ethics
How we conduct ourselves

  1. Maintain a spiritual life and testimony consistent with the qualifications necessary to supernaturally battle the forces of evil.
  2. Attend church services regularly and be accountable to the spiritual covering of a pastor.
  3. Avoid even the appearance of moral turpitude and abstain from any behavior that might cause another Christian to stumble or weaken the effectiveness of ministry to those in need.
  4. Each Individual DWJD team member agrees to abide by the structure and hierarchy as developed by the Spiritual Freedom Church. This was developed so that DWJD can be consistent in our ministry approach and processes, and be victorious in bringing healing to those under spiritual attack.
  5. Team members will refrain from gossip, rumor-spreading, speculation, doctrinal debates, team disputes, or any conduct which dilutes the purpose of DWJD meetings. Always be aware that the “accuser of the brethren” is seeking to sow discord (Rev. 12:10). The DWJD team must always have the highest ethical standards, grace and discernment for each other to make sure the team is strong, growing and united in the goal to free those that are under attack.
  6. Fulfill the financial commitment of DWJD membership and give additional offerings to support the ministry as God leads.

Statement of Practice
How we do Ministry

  1. Bob Larson’s spiritual leadership and guidance concerning DWJD will be followed. Bob has over 40 years’ experience and has developed DWJD according to the many principles, paths and processes that have grown DWJD to be the most effective organization globally at delivering and providing spiritual ministry.
  2. Legal releases will be obtained before proceeding with every exorcism. Each deliverance session will be documented in writing or video, or both. (If the person is a minor, parental permission must be obtained.)
  3. Before any individual undergoes ministry, the Spiritual Profile should be completed to facilitate a productive ministry session. If the profile is not completed, the first part of the session will be spent filling out together.
  4. Each team member must be sensitive to the need for inner healing before proceeding with the actual exorcism. Thorough detective work should be done to identify curses, strongholds, traumas, behaviors and other aspects that can lead to demonic oppression to provide healing for those situations if appropriate.
  5. The total restoration of the person to spiritual wholeness is the goal of every exorcism, not just the expulsion of demonic forces.
  6. The emotional integrity of the person being ministered to will be honored as a priority. Nothing will be done to violate their human dignity.
  7. No person receiving ministry will be forced into making statements of a private nature that they are uncomfortable discussing.
  8. At no time will any team member minister to an individual alone without the knowledge of the other team members.
  9. No team member is permitted to privately minister to a person of the opposite sex. It will be most appropriate to have a person of the same sex present. But in all cases someone else needs to be present
  10. All ministry sessions will be held in strictest confidence. No member may discuss confidential information revealed during an exorcism without the permission of the one receiving ministry.
  11. Freedom from bondage is through the forgiveness of sins by the atonement made by Jesus Christ and exorcism is possible through the authority He has given all His followers (Luke 10:19).
  12. The full armor of God is necessary to engage in spiritual warfare and provides protection from demonic strongholds (Eph. 6:10-18).
  13. Theological and denominational differences may not be discussed during Team ministry activities. These issues may be addressed on other occasions during personal time. All attention must be paid to the person seeking ministry, allowing no distractions from the focus of ministry to the person in need (II Cor 2:11).
  14. Each session of deliverance should have one person leading the endeavor and the anointing on that person should be respected. Others may contribute in an orderly manner (Rom 12:10).
  15. No individual Team Members should claim any personal glory for themselves. Neither should they try to draw attention to their abilities. All honor and glory belongs to Jesus Christ (Rev 4:11).
  16. Personal issues of sin must be resolved before any team member may participate. Confession to one another of spiritual weakness and temptations will bring healing to those ministering as well as those to whom ministry is directed (James 5:16).
  17. Those who minister inner healing and exorcism are servants of those seeking help. A humble attitude must always be present with no one drawing attention to himself (Phil 2:7).
  18. When a deliverance is not proceeding successfully, it may be wise to adjourn and pause for spiritual reflection (Matt 17:21).
  19. Unity among all members is necessary so that satan does not exploit any divisions resulting in doubt or unbelief (Matt 13:58).

Charter of Affiliation
Team Requirements

To fulfill the goals of the DWJD, and remain in good standing with SFC, each team and team member agrees to the following statements and standards:

  1. The Statement of Faith adopted by the Spiritual Freedom Church will be the guiding scriptural principles dictating all DWJD activities.
  2. The Statement of Ethics and Practices will be observed at all times
  3. The methodology of doing deliverance will be patterned after the principles established in The International School of Exorcism®.
  4. The Region Leader appointed by the Spiritual Freedom Church will be responsible for implementing all SFC approved policies and all team members are accountable to this Regional leader.
  5. Adequate time must be given to properly train new members, e.g. observing ministry session with others. These members must have a working knowledge of inner healing and dissociative behavior.
  6. The activities of each team must be reported to the Spiritual Freedom Church on a regular basis to monitor the spiritual progress of the team. This will be done through the hierarchy.
  7. Those seeking help from a DWJD team will be screened, if possible, to assess the individual’s preparedness and willingness to engage in spiritual warfare. A Spiritual profile is required and all attempts must be made to have these completed prior to the session. If not, the first part of the session will be filling out the spiritual profile. This will be taken care of if the client comes through the website.
  8. All monies received on behalf of team activities must be allocated for direct costs of the team operations. Any donor wishing a tax-deductible receipt, must forward that gift to SFC. Any donation will support the team and SFC and provides the organization stability and economic ability to provide the healing that God has called us to do.
  9. If the activities of any DWJD chapter are deemed inappropriate, the regional Leader needs to take action to remediate the situation, and report this up to the organization’s hierarchy. If a team questions an activity they must seek guidance and instructions from the team hierarchy.  We must all work to protect the overall organization so we can continue to provide healing in an ethical, positive and biblical manner.