Covenant & Policies
Our Covenant

Philosophy of Ministry Housing

Faith West is a ministry of Faith Church of Lafayette. Faith West seeks to serve members of the Lafayette and West Lafayette Community, Purdue Students, Faith Bible Seminary Students, Vision of Hope (VOH) participants, missionaries of the Church, and others from the community that are seeking ministry housing through Faith Church. The Faith West Housing Community members promise to encourage and exhort one another and to seek counsel when appropriate from the Church’s leadership or other qualified spiritual mentors.  As delineated in this document, members are committed to following a faithful lifestyle that is to be growing in godliness as defined in the Christian Scriptures. Faith West Ministry Housing seeks to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment so that each resident’s relationship with Christ is actively cultivated by living at Faith West.  Residents of Faith West Ministry Housing are expected to be individuals seeking a place where they can live out their faith and take advantage of a full cluster of community ministries that Faith West offers.

Lifestyle Covenant

In accordance with the Philosophy of Ministry Housing Statement set forth above, following a faithful lifestyle includes growing in the practice of the Christian spiritual disciplines of Bible study, prayer, fellowship, worship, and service to others. Also, the Resident strives to avoid behaviors that could detract from spiritual growth of Resident or other residents at Faith West. These behaviors include but are not limited to:

  • The use of abusive, destructive, and vulgar speech
  • Addictions to any kind of substance, activities or relationships
  • Participation in sexual relationships outside of heterosexual marriage
  • The viewing of pornographic or indecent media
  • The use or possession of any alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or illegal drugs while on Faith West properties
  • Dressing immodestly on the premises of Faith West

Resident agrees to not enter Faith West under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Resident also agrees to abide by all applicable rules and policies established by Faith Christian Fellowship, Faith West Properties Inc, or Faith Church relating to the use or occupancy of the Facility or to Faith West.

Additional Policies

The Philosophy of Ministry Housing and the Lifestyle Covenant are portions of the Faith Christian Fellowship Ministry Housing Agreement, included as part of the application.

Parking & Pets

Parking Policy

Residents may request a parking permit upon or after move-in.

Pets & Service Animals

No pets are permitted to reside at Faith West. Service animals are permitted inside the residences upon completion of the approval process. Please contact the Director for more information.

Application Approval Criteria

Non-Discrimination

FCF considers residents at Faith West without regard to their race, color, or national or ethnic origin. As a ministry of Faith Church, FCF does consider religious affiliation in consideration of its membership, and thereby in consideration of eligibility for residency.

Residential History

  • The applicant must have good payment history, no resident violations, and no unpaid balances due to former landlords.
  • The applicant must resolve any lease violations or pay any outstanding debt prior to acceptance.
  • No applicants with a previous or pending eviction will be accepted.
  • If a former landlord states they would not rent to you in the future, you may not be accepted.

Income

All documents must be submitted within 14 days of lease signing. There is a fee assessed if the documents are not submitted on time. Proof of income can be verified through financial aid documents, employment verification, tax documents, notarized document from a CPA or attorney.

Parental-Sponsor-Guaranty is required if not financially independent. Income requirements are as follows:

  • Student: (Total annual rent + Total annual tuition) x 2 = $ amount needed to qualify without a Parental Sponsor-Guaranty
  • Non-Student: Total annual rent x 4= $ amount needed to qualify without a Parental Sponsor-Guaranty

Other

  • All U.S. citizens must submit a valid social security number
  • All non-U.S. citizens must submit a passport, I-20 or international tax ID number and sponsor's information in addition to financial documentation and parent's information.
  • A non-refundable, per applicant redecoration and application fee must be  paid when submitting application.
  • No applicants with a felony conviction or illegal drug conviction will be approved.
  • All applicants must submit all required information before move in, or they will not be allowed to move in until receipt of documents and will continue to be held responsible for the lease.