Social Media Discussion Covenant

We love the diversity of opinion in the RCA. 

As a community, we walk a fine line of respecting the opinions of our broad RCA family and being respectful of each other and our Christian witness.

Please keep the following guidelines in mind when interacting with our RCA family online:

  • I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect for every member of the RCA online community, especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them (Romans 12:17-21).
  • I will express my disagreements with others in the RCA online community without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally (Matthew 5:22).
  • I will not exaggerate others’ beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt (Ephesians 4:29).

(Thanks to sojo.net for providing these excellent guidelines.)

Comments that violate these principles will be hidden on the RCA Facebook page. Repeat offenders will be blocked from making further comments (Proverbs 18:7).