MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FOR CREATIONS OF LIGHT MINISTRIES
MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT, WAIVER & DECLARATION
Overview: I do hereby apply for membership in the Creations of Light Ministries Private Ministerial Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Ministry.” By selecting ‘I Agree’ to this Membership Agreement, I hereby accept the offer to become a Member of Creations of Light Ministries, and I affirm that I have read through and agree with the following Declaration of Purpose, Preamble, Memorandum of Understanding, and Code of Ethics and Confidentiality.
Declaration of Purpose: The Ministry is organized for educational, spiritual, and beneficent purposes, and in part for worship, and is established under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bylaws and Ecclesiastical Law of Creations of Light Ministries, for furthering the upliftment and enlightenment of all people throughout the world, and the betterment of life on planet Earth. The formation of the offices of Trustees and Director does not incorporate the spiritual society; the Ministry is and must always remain unincorporated.
Membership: By consenting to the Membership Agreement provided herein, Members are granted the following rights and benefits, and agree to the following responsibilities:
➢ The right to detailed, informed consent about the services rendered, and what to expect.
➢ Full and fair conflict resolution. Complaints against a Member of Creations of Light Ministries must be submitted, in writing, to Creations of Light Ministries within three months of the incident at issue. These complaints will be sent to the Person, Committee, or Tribunal designated by the Ministry for evaluation and remediation action.
➢ Upon request, access to the Ministry Bylaws.
➢ Guarantee that all personal information of the Member(s) is secure, and will remain within Creations of Light Ministries.
➢ Membership with the Ministry will remain intact unless and until: (a) the Member submits, in writing, their desire to withdraw membership; or (b) membership is terminated by the Ministry in accordance with its Bylaws.
Preamble: Members in Creations of Light Ministries choose to operate pursuant to the Constitution for the United States of America, the Constitutions of the various States of the United States of America, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which collectively guarantee our Members the inalienable rights of free speech, petition, assembly, and the right to gather for the lawful purpose of advising and helping one another in asserting our rights under the law.
IT IS HEREBY DECLARED that we are exercising our right of freedom of association, as it is guaranteed by the 1st and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and any equivalent provisions of the various State Constitutions. This means that our association activities are restricted to the private domain, only.
We proclaim the freedom to choose for ourselves the type of education, advice, products, and services we use. We encourage our Members to perform their own research, to think critically in all matters, and to accept personal responsibility for themselves.
Specifically, Creations of Light Ministries seeks to unite spiritual beings from all walks of life, with the express mission of fortifying the self authority and personal sovereignty of each Member. It is given to the individual to follow their personal strategy and authority in discerning what is correct for them. We glean wisdom from ancient spiritual teachings the world over, as well as the contemporary wisdom of A Course in Miracles and the knowledge given to us through the study of Human Design. Trust in our birthright of inner knowing, and conveyed through the Holy Spirit, guides our self authority. As it is written in A Course in Miracles, 'Only the Creations of Light are Real.' We seek to acknowledge and create what is real.
By joining Creations of Light Ministries, a Private Ministerial Association (hereinafter, the “Ministry”) and/or any website or Social Media Group started by, created by, maintained, or organized by the Ministry, I agree to the following terms and conditions:
This Ministry declares that its objective is to provide the Private Ministerial Association founders, and all Private Ministerial Association Members, with a platform in which to conduct all manner of private business with the Ministry, and with other Ministries and Ministry Members, keeping all business in the private domain, and utilizing the protections guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Constitution for the United States, and the various Constitutions of the several States of the Union, to conduct business in the private domain under all protections acknowledged and guaranteed by the aforementioned documents. We believe that the Holy Scriptures, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Constitution for the United States, and the various Constitutions of the several States of the Union, collectively guarantee our Members the rights of absolute freedom of religion, free speech, petition, assembly, and the right to gather together for the lawful purpose of helping one another in asserting our rights, as they are protected by the aforementioned documents; in addition to the rights to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to not incriminate ourselves, and the right to freely exercise all other unalienable rights that have been granted by our Creator, our Almighty God, memorialized and guaranteed by the aforementioned documents.
WE HEREBY DECLARE, that we are exercising our right of freedom of association, as guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the U.S. Constitution and equivalent provisions of the various State Constitutions. This means that our Ministry activities are restricted to the private domain only, and are outside of the jurisdiction of government entities, agencies, officers, agents, contractors, and other representatives, as expressly provided by law.
We declare the basic right of all of our Members to decide for themselves which Ministry Members could be expected to give wise counsel and advice concerning all matters, including, but not limited to: physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health assistance, and any other earthly matter; and to accept from those Members any and all counsel, advice, tips, services, education, or products that we feel are able to properly advise and/or assist us.
We expect the freedom to choose, and to perform for ourselves, any types of assistance which may be made regarding business, education, law, medicine, spirituality, and any other private business activity. We take full responsibility for our personal decisions in this regard, and we understand that the information and/or services we obtain from this Ministry is not meant to be a substitute for advice from a licensed professional.
The mission of this Ministry is to provide its Members with a forum to conduct business between Members in the private domain, with the protections guaranteed within the aforesaid Constitution(s) remaining fully intact. More specifically, it is to provide Members with the highest level of quality of and the most effective methods for utilizing nature’s gifts to further their physical, mental, and spiritual experiences here on Earth.
The Ministry will recognize any person(s), natural or otherwise (irrespective of age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or religion), who has joined this Ministry or any website or Social Media Group organized, created, or managed by this Ministry, and who is in agreement with these principles and policies, as a Member of this Ministry, providing said person has not been sanctioned, excised, or otherwise banned by the Ministry; and it will provide a medium through which its individual Members may associate for actuating and bringing to fruition the purposes heretofore declared.
Membership in this Ministry, "Creations of Light Ministries," and any of its integrated auxiliaries, may be terminated by the Ministry Trustees, or by their designee(s), at any time, should they conclude that a specific Member is interacting with them or with any other Member(s) in a way that is contrary or detrimental to the focus, principles, and betterment of this Ministry.
I understand that since the Ministry is protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, it is outside of the jurisdiction and authority of Federal and State agencies and authorities concerning any and all complaints or grievances against the Ministry Members or other staff persons. All rights of complaints or grievances will be settled by a Ministry designee, committee, or tribunal, and will be waived by the Member for the benefit of the Ministry and its Members. By agreeing to this membership form, I aver that I do understand it, and I have freely determined that this is the course of action I want to take on behalf of myself. Where applicable, I have also made this determination on behalf of my minor children.
I agree to join Creations of Light Ministries, a Private Ministerial Association under common law, whose Members seek to help each other achieve better spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health, and good quality of life. As such, I am voluntarily changing my capacity from that of a public person to that of a private member. My activities within the Ministry are a private, contractual matter that I refuse to share with any Local, State, or Federal investigative or enforcement agencies. I fully agree not to pursue any course of legal action against a fellow Member of the Ministry, unless that Member has exposed me to a clear and present danger of substantive evil; and even then, only upon the recommendation and approval of the Ministry, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
I enter into this agreement of my own free will, without any pressure or coercion. As such, I acknowledge that I am fully responsible for my life choices. In order for beneficial transformation to occur, I must play an active role in improving my own standing in life. I understand that I may have to commit to a course of action that involves multiple meetings and significant follow through, if I am to obtain maximum benefit.
I affirm that I do not represent any Local, State, or Federal agency whose purpose is to regulate and/or approve products or services, or to carry out any mission of enforcement, entrapment, or investigation. I have read and understand this document, and my questions have been answered fully, and to my satisfaction. I understand that I can withdraw from this agreement and terminate my membership in the Ministry at any time, and that my membership can and will be revoked if I engage in abusive, violent, menacing, destructive, or harassing behavior towards any other Member(s) of the Ministry. These pages consist of the entire agreement for my membership in the Ministry.
I agree this contract will take effect on the date that I join Creations of Light Ministries. I declare that, by joining this Ministry, by contracting for its services, by participating on the Ministry website(s), and/or its Social Media Group(s), said behaviors are a clear indication that I have carefully read the whole of this document; I understand it, and I agree with it.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
➢ I understand that Members, vendors, instructors, counselors, teachers, practitioners, and/or service providers within Creations of Light Ministries may or may not be licensed by the Federal or State board(s) that purport to regulate their activities. I understand that the fellow Members of the Ministry who provide services and care do so in the capacity of a fellow Member, and not in the capacity as a licensed provider. I further understand that within the Ministry, only a contractual Member-to-Member relationship exists. I further understand that it is entirely my own responsibility to consider the advice and recommendations offered to me by my fellow Members, and to educate myself as to the efficacy, risks, and desirability of the same; and that the acceptance of the offered or recommended course of action is my own, carefully considered decision.
➢ I understand that within Creations of Light Ministries, a private, contractual relationship exists between each Member, and between the Members and the Ministry. I have freely chosen to become a private Member of Creations of Light Ministries, heretofore declared Private Ministerial Association, and thereby change my legal capacity as a public person, customer, or client, to a private Member of Creations of Light Ministries.
➢ I understand that, since the Ministry is protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, it is outside the jurisdiction and authority of Federal and State Agencies and Authorities concerning any and all complaints or grievances against the Ministry, any Trustee(s), Members, or other staff persons. All rights of complaints or grievances will be settled by a Ministry designee, committee, or tribunal, and will be waived by the Member for the benefit of the Ministry and its Members. By agreeing to this membership form, I agree that I have sought to understand the Ministry private association designation; I aver that I do understand it, and I have freely determined that this is the course of action I want to take on behalf of myself. Where applicable, I have also made this determination on behalf of my minor children.
➢ Because of the privacy and security of membership records maintained within the Ministry, which are held to be inviolate by the U.S. Supreme Court, the undersigned Member hereby waives privacy rights and complaint process. However, notwithstanding the foregoing, I acknowledge that any records kept by Members of the Ministry will be strictly protected, and only released to a Member upon written request by that Member.
➢ I agree that violation of any of the waivers contained within this membership contract will result in a no contest legal proceeding against me.
➢ As a participating Member of Creations of Light Ministries, I understand that images, photographs, or other likenesses of me may be taken. I hereby grant the Ministry my absolute permission to reuse, copyright, publish, or republish the same.
➢ As I am voluntarily choosing this method of service providers, I will not hold the Ministry or its Members financially liable for any particular outcome.
➢ I understand that I am making non-refundable donations to Creations of Light Ministries. If I am unable to attend an appointment which has already been reserved by my donation, it is my responsibility to communicate my conflict to the Ministry within a reasonable amount of time, not less than 72 hours prior to the date of the appointment. I understand that the Ministry may choose to not accommodate my conflict if it is communicated less than 72 hours prior to the start of the appointment; and that conflicts communicated more 72 hours prior to the start of the appointment may be accommodated by the Ministry, at the Ministry’s sole discretion.
I agree to join Creations of Light Ministries, a Private Ministerial Association under common law, whose Members seek to help each other achieve better spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health, education, and an overall good quality of life.
My activities within the Ministry are a private matter that I refuse to share with the Federal government, the State government(s), the local or municipal authorities, or any other governmental regulatory agency, without the express, written permission of the Ministry. All records, documents, and photographs remain as property of the Ministry, even if I receive a copy of them. I fully agree not to pursue any course of legal action against a fellow Member of the Ministry, including but not limited to a negligence, malpractice, or personal injury lawsuit, unless that Member has exposed me to a clear and present danger of substantive evil; and even then, only upon the recommendation and approval of the Ministry, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
I enter into this agreement of my own free will, without any pressure, coercion, or promise of result, and affirm that these pages comprise the entire agreement for my membership in the Ministry. Payment of any dues, fees, or program costs, where applicable, including but not limited to delivery of these signed documents to a representative of the Ministry, or the electronic agreement to 'Website Terms and Conditions' is considered sufficient consideration for the commencement of my membership.
CODE OF ETHICS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
In order to encourage and foster open and candid discussion between Members, the Board of Trustees of Creations of Light Ministries believes confidentiality must be maintained. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Creations of Light Ministries that each Member shall keep confidential any and all information relating to any discussions, or shared on any Members-only area of its website, unless the Member is given express consent to disclose said information from the Board of Trustees.
While Members are free to discuss the result of any actions taken by the Board of Trustees, disclosing information concerning any Ministry dealings to non-members is strictly prohibited. Members acknowledge that any violation of this policy could cause harm to Creations of Light Ministries, and that any violation of this policy could result in loss of membership.
In order to ensure compliance and to protect Creations of Light Ministries, its Trustees, Independent Contractors, Advisors, and Members from potential legal problems regarding conflicts of interest and violation of fiduciary obligations, Creations of Light Ministries endorses and adopts the following statement of policy:
I. Duty of Loyalty
Among the fiduciary obligations of an officer, director, staff member, or committee member of a spiritual association is a duty of loyalty to the spiritual association. This includes supporting, and not opposing, directly or indirectly, or taking any other stance against, the policies and positions duly adopted by the Creations of Light Ministries Board of Trustees. As Members of Creations of Light Ministries, you are obligated to maintain this duty of loyalty in all manner of activities, for the duration of your membership. This duty of loyalty is not intended to, nor should it, discourage debate within the community. Such debate is encouraged, and is part of the individual's responsibility in the deliberation process.
II. Confidentiality of Board Discussions and Board Documents
In order to encourage and foster open and candid discussion at its meetings, the Board of Trustees, Advisors, and any Independent Contractors of Creations of Light Ministries believe that confidentiality must be maintained. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Trustees, Advisors, and any Independent Contractors of Creations of Light Ministries that each Member shall keep confidential any and all information relating to the operation of the Ministry, unless the Member is given expressed, written consent from the Board of Trustees to disclose said information. While all Members are free to discuss actions adopted by the Board of Trustees, disclosing or distributing any information concerning any and all aspects of the operations of Creations of Light Ministries is strictly prohibited.
I have read and understand the above expectations for the position(s) of Trustee, Advisor, Independent Contractor, or Member of Creations of Light Ministries, and I hereby agree to abide by this Code of Ethics and Confidentiality.
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