Commitment to Biblical Truth
There must be an absolute and total commitment to teach and preach biblical truth as revealed in scripture, amplified by the Holy Ghost, and mutually embraced and understood by the Executive Council of the Shield of Faith Fellowship of Churches, Inc.
There must be a willingness to seek aggressively for the propagation of the faith through the planting of new congregations of believers, ministries and churches whenever possible. We reverently acknowledge that God has placed upon us the responsibility to plant and nurture churches and to provide direction for its leadership in these critical closing days of the Church Age.
There must be a willingness to receive correction and accept confrontation when any doctrinal error is detected, and to humbly take corrective measures when justified, especially in areas of teaching, preaching and lifestyle.
Each church leader must be accountable to the Executive Council concerning the lifestyle of personal holiness and deportment in all facets and aspects of ministry, church administration and related affairs, family, community, business, and generally in all activities as an ambassador of Jesus Christ.
Each church leader is to recognize the critical importance of sensitive family leadership and must manifest the love of Christ in family relationships. Further, there must be a vigilant concern for other ministerial families, and a willingness to minister to them in times of crisis or need.
Maintaining Ministerial Excellence
Each church leader must commit himself/herself to excellence in all facets of pastoral and ministerial work, with an observable eagerness to obtain and obey the direction of God in all matters of ministry and personal spiritual growth. Leaders will be expected to coordinate church calendars and cooperate with other fellowship churches and their leadership in the immediate area for the mutual benefit of each other when possible.
Godliness in Business Practices
There must be a willingness to conform business practices, both personal and ministerial, to the highest standards of godliness and biblical morality. All church business activities must be ethically sound, well organized, and executed in accordance with the spirit and letter of regulating agencies and authorities.