In support of this pledge, I accept responsibility for my words and actions and seek to understand other’s concerns and viewpoints.
I will listen actively to others, asking for clarification to avoid misunderstanding.
I will express my thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental way.
I will seek to resolve significant conflicts directly in the spirit of loving-kindness.
I will refrain from gossip and hurtful comments.
I will be welcoming to visitors and others.
I will honor confidences that have been shared with me.
I will seek out the opinions of those who will be affected by my decisions.
I will carry out my church responsibilities in a timely manner.
We, being human, may fail to meet our pledge many times. I will seek to heal the hurt in myself, and others, when I and they fall short.
~ Developed by a task force at Heritage Church in 2008, using input from the congregation.