An application for entrance or re-entry into Lebanon Baptist Seminary is a personal pledge on your part to comply willingly with the regulations governing student conduct and adhere faithfully to the standards outlined in this handbook. You are, therefore, invited to sign the following:
I UNDERSTAND that preparation for Christian work requires my personal commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ and separation from sin. I further realize that as an LBS student, I represent the Lord Jesus Christ as well as the school. I am aware that the Scriptures prohibit certain behaviors and attitudes such as stealing, drunkenness, drug abuse, sexual immorality, occult practices, cheating, pride, lust, bitterness, discrimination, jealousy, and an unforgiving spirit. In addition, I understand that certain types of activities are questionable and will avoid these activities for testimony’s sake. Therefore, as a member of the LBS family, I pledge myself without reservation to the following life style commitments:
Strive for excellence as a student and in all that I do.
Submit to the authority of the Scriptures in matters of faith and conduct and the control of the Holy Spirit.
Cooperate respectfully with those in authority.
Participate actively in promoting the cause of Christ, including an endeavor to win others to faith in Him.
Refrain from behavior that will reflect discredit upon the Lord Jesus Christ and will offend a weaker brother.
Avoid the acts of a sinful nature: “Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders” (Galatians 5. 19-21).
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE “Standards of Conduct” are to guide my behavior on and off campus for the time that I am enrolled at LBS. While it is recognized that personal preferences differ and that every member of the Seminary community might not agree with every detail of these standards, I must honorably adhere to them. Such an attitude on my part is one way I can develop Christian discipline, exhibit Christian maturity, and demonstrate the love of Christ in concern both for the integrity of the Seminary itself as well as for the personal welfare of other believers and the winning of a lost world.
Signature of Student