We recognize that external rules of behavior are not the highest ideal for any Christian community and desire that our motivation for holiness would be love for Jesus and His people, not rules. In this spirit, we affirm the following:
The International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) community expects all its staff members (all staff, students, and interns) to make a personal commitment to live counter to the prevailing moral laxity of our society by not participating in, advocating, supporting, or condoning sexual activity (heterosexual or homosexual) outside of marriage, marriage being understood to be between one man and one woman, as set forth in the Scripture. Further, we will demonstrate our commitment to Christ and to each other by refraining from any use of tobacco, and the public or social* use of alcoholic beverages. This commitment includes summer, breaks from school, and trips outside of Kansas City for all those who plan on returning to IHOPKC after their break, summer, or trip.
*“Public or social” describes any gathering that includes persons who are not members of your immediate family, whether in Kansas City or elsewhere.
Dating Policy for Students
Dating and courting are not permitted during a student’s first semester of IHOPU, but students who are in a relationship before enrolling as students may communicate through written communication only. If the dating relationship is with someone living in the Kansas City area, this must be disclosed on the application form. If you are engaged, please inform the discipleship group leader to whom you are assigned within the first two weeks of school.
Dating Policy for Interns
Dating and courting are not permitted during the One Thing, Fire in the Night, and Hope City internships. They are not permitted during the first track of Intro to IHOPKC and Simeon Company. However, interns in a relationship before beginning the internship may communicate through written communication only. If the dating relationship is with someone living in the Kansas City area, this must be disclosed on the application form. Applicants who are engaged should disclose this on the application form as well.