Intentions Agile Ministry A Private Ministerial Association 
 

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT, WAIVER & DECLARATION

 

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Overview: I do hereby apply for membership in the Intentions Agile Ministry Private Ministerial Association, hereinafter referred to as the “Ministry.” By signing this Membership Agreement, I hereby accept the offer to become a Member of Intentions Agile Ministry, and I affirm that I have read through and agree with the following Declaration of Purpose, Preamble, and Memorandum of Understanding.

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 Intentions Agile Ministry, 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 Trustee(s) 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 Intentions Agile Ministry must be submitted in writing to Intentions Agile Ministry 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 Intentions Agile Ministry.
● 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 Intentions Agile Ministry choose to operate pursuant to the Constitution of 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.

Specifically, Intentions Agile Ministry is a private ministerial association whose primary purpose is to support children and teenagers in living a spirit-centered life, accessing their deepest wisdom, and discovering who they are in their fullest expression of themselves. We support their social, emotional, and spiritual health as they learn and grow together with their multi-aged peers. Through play, curiosity, self-responsibility, spontaneity, experimentation, and self-expression, children can align with their truth, connect with their innate gifts, and share those gifts with the world.

By joining Intentions Agile Ministry, 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 am agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

1. 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 of the United States, the various Constitutions of the several States of the Union, and the Charter of Rights of Canada, to conduct business in the private domain under all protections acknowledged and guaranteed by the aforementioned documents.

2. We believe that the Holy Scriptures, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR), the Constitution of the United States, the various Constitutions of the several States of the Union, and the Charter of Rights of Canada, 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 right 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, as well as the Charter of Rights of Canada. 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.

3. 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.

4. We expect the freedom to choose for ourselves any types of assistance which may be made regarding business, education, medicine, spirituality, and any other private business activity.

5. 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.

6. Membership in this Ministry, "Intentions Agile Ministry," 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.

7. 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.

8. I agree to join Intentions Agile Ministry, 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.

9. I enter into this agreement of my own free will, without any pressure or coercion. 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 Intentions Agile Ministry. 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, instructors, counselors, teachers, practitioners, vendors, and/or service providers within Intentions Agile Ministry 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 teacher or educational provider. I further understand that within the Ministry, no teacher/student relationship exists, but only a contractual Member-to-Member relationship. 

I further understand that it is entirely my own responsibility to properly register my child(ren) as homeschooled with the school district in the city/town where we reside. I agree to furnish copies of all relevant documentation confirming this registration to Intentions Agile Ministry in a timely fashion, and to update said documentation on an annual basis. Failure to abide by these requirements may be grounds for immediate termination of my membership. 

I understand that within Intentions Agile Ministry, 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 Intentions Agile Ministry, heretofore declared Private Ministerial Association, and thereby change my legal capacity as a public person, customer, or client, to a private Member of Intentions Agile Ministry. 


➢ 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 HIPAA privacy rights and complaint process. However, any medical or healthcare records kept by Members of the Ministry will be strictly protected, and only released to a Member upon written request by that Member. 


➢ I understand that my financial contributions to the Ministry are tax deductible donations, and that where my contributions total $250 USD or more per year, I may request a receipt for my donations at any time. It is my responsibility to ensure that I file for my deductions in a timely fashion. If I am in need of anything the Ministry provides, but cannot make the suggested donation, I understand that I can request a reduced donation amount, or ask that the suggested donation be waived in its entirety. I understand that, in some cases, my donation will secure a reservation for receiving Ministry services. If I am unable to attend a session 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 48 hours prior to the date and time reserved. I understand that the Ministry will not accommodate my conflict if it is communicated less than 48 hours prior to the start of the reserved session; and that conflicts communicated more than 48 hours prior to the start of the reserved session may be accommodated by the Ministry, at the Ministry’s sole discretion. 


➢ 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 Member, I accept the goals of improving the social, emotional, and spiritual health of myself and, where applicable, of my minor children. Other aspects of informed consent may take place in my discussions with my fellow Members of the Ministry. 


➢ As I am voluntarily choosing this method of education and service providers, I will not hold the Ministry or its Members financially liable for any particular outcome. 
 

I agree to join Intentions Agile Ministry, 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, including but not limited to: the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the local school districts or the local equivalent(s) of the aforementioned state agencies without the express, written permission of the Ministry. All records and documents 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 malpractice 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 acknowledge that the Members of this Ministry may not carry liability insurance. 

I enter into this agreement of my own free will, without any pressure, coercion, or promise of outcome. I affirm that, as a private Member, I do not represent any Local, State, or Federal agency whose purpose is to regulate and approve products, services, or practices, or to carry out any mission of enforcement, entrapment, or investigation. I have read and understood this document, and my questions have been answered fully to my satisfaction. I understand that I can withdraw from this agreement and terminate my membership in this association 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 of the Ministry. These pages comprise the entire agreement for my membership in the Ministry. 

Payment of any dues, fees, or program costs, where applicable, along with delivery of these signed documents to a representative of the Ministry, is considered sufficient consideration for the commencement of my membership, the term of which begins with the date affixed below my signature. 

CODE OF ETHICS AND CONFIDENTIALITY 

In order to encourage and foster open and candid discussion between Members, the Board of Trustees of Intentions Agile Ministry believes confidentiality must be maintained. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Trustees of Intentions Agile Ministry that each Member shall keep confidential any and all information relating to any discussions, or shared on the 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 Intentions Agile Ministry, and that any violation of this policy could result in loss of membership. 

In order to ensure compliance and to protect Intentions Agile Ministry, its Trustees, Independent Contractors, Advisors, and Members from potential legal problems regarding conflicts of interest and violation of fiduciary obligations, Intentions Agile Ministry 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 nonprofit corporation is a duty of loyalty to the non-profit corporation. This includes supporting, and not opposing, directly or indirectly, or taking any other stance against, the policies and positions duly adopted by the Intentions Agile Ministry Board of Trustees. As Members of Intentions Agile Ministry, 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 Intentions Agile Ministry believe that confidentiality must be maintained. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Trustees, Advisors, and any Independent Contractors of Intentions Agile Ministry 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 Intentions Agile Ministry is strictly prohibited. 

I have read and understand the above expectations for the position(s) of Trustee, Advisor, Independent Contractor, or Member of Intentions Agile Ministry, and I hereby agree to abide by this Code of Ethics and Confidentiality. 

Become a Member of Intentions Agile Ministry

I agree to the terms of the membership for Intentions Agile Ministry as laid out above, including the OVERVIEW, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, and CODE OF ETHICS AND CONFIDENTIALITY. 

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