Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are transforming the way we work. They have the potential to automate tasks, improve decision-making, and provide valuable insights into our operations.
However, the use of AI tools also presents new challenges in terms of information security and data protection. This policy is a guide for employees and field leaders on how to be safe and secure when using AI tools, especially when it involves the sharing of potentially sensitive ministry and participant information.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure that Community Bible Study (CBS) uses AI tools in a secure, responsible, and confidential manner. This policy outlines the requirements that CBS must follow when using AI tools, including the evaluation of security risks and the protection of confidential data.
Community Bible Study recognizes that the use of AI tools has inherent risk. Therefore, CBS is committed to protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all ministry and participant data. This policy requires all employees and field leaders to use AI tools in a manner consistent with CBS’s security best practices.
Security Best Practices
All employees and field leaders are expected to adhere to the following security best practices when using AI tools:
How Can AI be Used
Community Bible Study recognizes Artificial Intelligence can be leveraged as a tool to potentially enhance systems and processes that support the execution of CBS’s vision and mission. We recognize that artificial intelligence cannot replace human interaction and the Holy Spirit’s leading. We will never use AI as a substitute for the shepherding and personal relationships that are foundational to our ministry. However, we believe it is good stewardship to explore AI’s potential in fields such as translation and data analysis, where it can enable CBS to use time and resources more wisely. As with all tools, employees and field leaders should gather insights and information for teachings and other opportunities to teach from scripture from resources that are biblically sound. AI should not be used to generate CBS teachings or other ministry talks.
Examples of Possible AI Use
Review and Revision
This policy will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure that it remains current and effective. Any revisions to the policy will be communicated to all employees and field leaders.
Community Bible Study is committed to ensuring that the use of AI tools by employees and field leaders is safe and secure. By following the guidelines outlined in this policy, CBS can steward AI tools while minimizing the potential associated risks.
Acknowledgement and Compliance
All employees and field leaders must read and follow this policy before using any AI tools within the CBS context. Failure to comply with CBS’s AI policy will result in disciplinary action for employees and shepherding intervention with field leaders.
All employees and field leaders agree to use AI tools in a manner consistent with the security best practices outlined above as well as report any security incident or concern to their appropriate department director or shepherd.