Code Of Ethics

The Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania has established a Code of Ethics that all members agree to sign and embrace for their personal, business and professional lives. This Code of Ethics embraces Biblical principles of conduct and holds every member and the corporate organization accountable to those life principles. It is designed to bring glory to Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God while ensuring excellence, accountability, and trust in member relationships, business practices and community advancement.

  1. I will conduct my personal life, and my business and professional affairs in a Biblical and Christ-like manner that is above reproach. I will conduct myself and my speech in such a way to bring glory and pleasure to the Lord Jesus Christ and encourage all other to do likewise. (1 Peter 1:14-16, 2:12, 4:11)

  2. I believe in the church as the community/body of believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that the church is His expression in the earth and will therefore take my rightful place as a faithful and contributing member of a local body of believers and support the work of that body with my time, my talent and my treasure. (Acts 2:47; Romans 12:5, 16:1; 1 John 4:17)

  3. I will pursue a level of excellence in all business/professional/personal matters so that Jesus Christ is always honorably reflected and every endeavor to which I am committed is seen to be a benefit to all. (1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 12:19)

  4. I believe in the principle of honor and I will always honor parents and family, those in authority over my life, peers, and community by affirming their value and providing them the best of who I am and what I have. (Exodus 20:12; Romans 2:10, 12:10, 13:7)

  5. As a loyal member of the CCCWP, I will fulfill Jesus’ mandate of servanthood to my family, my church, my employer/business/profession, my community and the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. (Mark 9:35, 10;44)

  6. I will not make public statement in any form to any media that reflects the official policy posture (private or public) of the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania. (Proverbs 21:23; James 3:2-6)

  7. I will always speak the truth in love with my counsel to the betterment of others and not for personal benefit or advancement. (Ephesians 4:14-15)

  8. I will never betray a shared confidence entrusted to me by another. (1 Chronicles 12:17)

  9. When I am in conflict or disagreement with any member of CCCWP or of a personal/business/professional relationship, I will follow the principles and protocol set forth in Scripture and the by-laws of the CCCWP. (Matthew 5: 22-26, 18:15-17; 1 Timothy 5:19)

  10. I will submit to spiritual, business, and government authority as is appropriate to my relationship with those leaders while refraining from unnecessary criticism of them. (Matthew 8: 5-10; Romans 13: 1-7; 1 Peter 3:8-9)

  11. I will refrain from sexual misconduct in all my relationships and maintain a sexual lifestyle that is behaviorally consistent with the Scriptures in all regards. (Romans 13:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:3; Leviticus 20:13,15)

  12. I will hold myself accountable to and honor with personal integrity all of my business/professional/personal obligations to my church, vendors, customers/clients, neighbors, and community. (Proverbs 12:5; John 7:24; 2 Corinthians 8:21)