ASM Twelve Determinations

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ASSOCIATION OF SACRAMENTAL MINISTRIES TWELVE DETERMINATIONS:
1. Our common welfare should come first; individual Ministry growth depends upon ASM unity.
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2. For ASM’s group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He or She may express His or Herself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
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3. The central principle for ASM membership is a desire for conscious contact with our Creator.
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4. ASM should be autonomous except in matters affecting additional ASM Ministries or the ASM body as a whole.
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5. ASM has but one primary purpose — to seek the sunlight of the spirit and to help the individual who still suffers to achieve the same.
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6. ASM ought never endorse, finance, or lend its name to any unrelated facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
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7. Every Ministry ought to be fully self-supporting, never accepting outside contributions from non ASM related entities, with the exception of where it will serve to help others.
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8. ASM should remain forever non-professional, but our Ministry Centers may enlist volunteer specialists or servants for Ministry related needs.
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9. ASM, as such, ought always be nonprofit; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to their servants, whom are compensated for their time, skill and energy.
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10. ASM has no opinion on outside issues; hence the ASM name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
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11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain ASM integrity at the level of press, radio, internet and films.
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12. ASM unity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place ASM principles before individual Ministry agendas.
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