In understanding the profound responsibility The Expositors Seminary has to the church of Jesus Christ in training men for leadership, and in view of the high calling of the ministry and exemplary role assumed by Christian leaders, we expect students of TES to model Christ-like conduct, biblical conviction, and passionate service. The seminary will not directly monitor the private actions of its students, but through mentoring and mutual ministry we will seek to encourage and challenge our students in these areas.
Fundamentally, students are expected to understand and joyfully accept their accountability before God and man. We desire an atmosphere where God, through Jesus Christ our Lord, is exalted in the public and private activities of all faculty members, administrators, employees, and students.
In this spirit, The Expositors Seminary requires conformity to the following Code of Conduct:
Each seminary student is expected to be faithful, committed, and involved in the ministry in a local church.
Each student enrolled in the seminary must:
- Demonstrate Christ-like character that is above reproach, maintaining a godly pattern of behavior in all areas and relationships of his life (e.g. home, church, school, employment, hobbies, etc.). Such conduct includes an avoidance of deceit (e.g. lying, plagiarism, cheating, etc.), failure to meet financial obligations, patterns of irresponsibility (e.g. family, employment, education, ministry, etc.), immorality, and self-indulgent behavior (e.g. drunkenness, addiction to narcotic and/or prescription medicine, etc.).
- Manifest a growing spiritual maturity, including concern for others in matters of Christian liberty, and an eagerness to benefit from the wisdom and counsel of other more mature believers (e.g. TES faculty, local church leadership, etc.).
- Demonstrate sensibility and maturity in manners and personal appearance. Specifically, students are expected to attend class wearing, at a minimum, a collared shirt, casual slacks (no blue jeans), and appropriate footwear (no sneakers or sandals).
TES reserves the right to reprimand or dismiss any student who does not adhere to the Code of Conduct or any other seminary policies. By virtue of his acceptance for enrollment, a student agrees to abide by these standards.