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An oath is a solemn promise to uphold the ideals of on organization. Each member of the InService Brotherhood must live faithfully to this oath, remembering that it was created as a reminder for all to constantly strive in following the path of a true servant-leader.
On my honour, I bear the value
of service above self;
As Comrades of the InService Brotherhood, honour is a concept that we hold in the highest regard, and we accept this Oath with our whole integrity. We accept that to dishonor the Oath is to disgrace ourselves and everything that we and the Bortherhood stand for. We take the Oath upon our honour, our character, our integrity as a person and we present ourselves to be worthy of this promise.
We carry with us always the importance of putting the need of others before our own, to focus on what we can do for those around us rather than what we can gain. We believe that in selfless service lies the meaning of Being InService.
…to keep a humble heart,
and focus on a mission greater than my own…
We focus on the bigger picture, and look at things on a grand scale, and work together to achive a goal. We accept our responsibilities with no thought of recognition or prestige, but instead we dedicate our work to the service of others.
In exercising RYTHM,
I dedicate myself
to the InService Brotherhood
We raise ourselves to help mankind. We develop skills, knowledge and abilities that will help us serve others better, fulfill our tasks more efficiently and strive for the common good through a common goal.
and expect nothing in return,
for this is my duty,
my calling, my destiny.
Being InService is not about power or popularity or making connections. It is not about becoming well-known or getting authority over other people. It is about offering yourself – your whole self: body, mind, and spirit – to the service of others with no thought of reward or recognition.
We accept that to be InService is to be InService completely and for always. We do not rest, we do not falter, we do not lose sight of the reasons behind our motivation. We serve not because it is what we should do, but because service is who we are.