Urban Saints believes that our ethos emerges from a desire and motivation to teach young people about the Lord Jesus Christ as presented in the Bible with a view to developing a personal faith in Christ and an effective Christian life of service (as outlined in our Constitutional objectives supported by the Basis of Faith).
As this attitude and motivation come only from a relationship with Christ, it becomes a genuine occupational requirement that many of our staff are committed Christians. Roles that have significant leadership, or that are central to fulfilling our aims and purposes or developing and maintaining our Christian ethos, will always be held by committed Christians. There are other roles that have key spiritual elements to them that can only be carried out by a committed Christian. It is also essential that these attitudes and behaviours continue, and so we expect all our staff to act in good faith and with loyalty to that relational ethos and to Christian standards of traditional biblical behaviour. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
Notwithstanding this, the organisation is committed to diversity amongst its staff, and volunteers and will not discriminate on other grounds that are unrelated to our ethos. We believe that defining our occupational requirements does not restrict, but actually enhances our commitment to diversity.
Approved by Crusaders' Board of Trustees
28 February 2004