Here are some of the “expectations” placed on students enrolling in IHOPU. (You can find this information and more directly on the IHOP website.) Most college campuses have rules wherein alcohol is not allowed on campus, smoking is only permitted in designated areas and cell phones may not be used during class lectures. You will find IHOP’s rules to be quite different, extremely invasive and outright controlling.
The International House of Prayer (IHOPKC) community expects all its staff members (all staff, students, and interns) to make a personal commitment to live counter to the prevailing moral laxity of our society by not participating in, advocating, supporting, or condoning sexual activity (heterosexual or homosexual) outside of marriage, marriage being understood to be between a man and a woman, as set forth in the Scripture. Further, we will demonstrate our commitment to Christ and to each other by refraining from any use of tobacco, and the public or social* use of alcoholic beverages. This commitment includes summer, breaks from school, and trips outside of Kansas City for all those who plan on returning to IHOPKC after their break, summer, or trip.
*“Public or social” describes any gathering including persons who are not members of your immediate family, whether in Kansas City or elsewhere.
Dating Policy for Students
Dating or courting is not permitted during a student’s first semester of IHOPU. However, students in a relationship before enrolling as students may communicate through written communication only. If the dating relationship is with someone living in the Kansas City area, this must be disclosed on the application form. If you are engaged, please inform the Discipleship Group leader to whom you are assigned within the first two weeks of school.
Dating Policy for Interns
Dating and courting are not permitted during the One Thing and Fire in the Night internships. They are not permitted during the first track of Intro to IHOPKC and Simeon Company. However, interns in a relationship before beginning the internship may communicate through written communication only. If the dating relationship is with someone living in the Kansas City area, this must be disclosed on the application form. Applicants who are engaged should disclose this on the application form as well.
So, if you are enrolling in IHOPU, you cannot drink a glass of wine or a beer with a friend over Christmas break or anytime for that matter. You cannot date anyone during school and if you are involved with someone you have to disclose this information to the leaders. Why? This is personal information and people should not be forced to share it unless it is something they desire to disclose. AND, if you are dating you can only communicate through written communication. I don’t want to sound brash, but WTF?!? No university tells their students that they cannot call their loved ones…. except for IHOPU.
Folks, this is a form of control. This is not “normal” behavior for a university; though IHOPU is not a normal university. They brainwash, manipulate, deceive and control their students with twisted Scriptures, false prophesies, ridiculous rules and outright lies. Jury says: Don’t send your kids here!