Level 1 is accessible to everyone, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, weight, height, baldness, gingerness, attractiveness, name, speech or linguistic fluency. Moreover, Level 1 is a place where anyone can receive recognition for their acts of kindness and connect with others who share similar interests and experience.
Although our network is private, all users on Level 1 can view each others basic profile information. This information includes certain point totals and total credits.
As mentioned previously, users may accumulate points according to the time they've spent performing good works. One hour volunteering or one hour's worth of net income given to a reputable organization is worth one point.
Alternatively, one hour spent participating in a retreat, seminar, class or book club is worth one credit when the material discussed helps to advance knowledge in theology, philosophy, justice, human rights, science, statistics and/or human health.For example, suppose that on one Saturday of the month you spend:
For that month, your profile would reflect that you've earned 6 points (three for volunteering at the homeless shelter, one for volunteering as a leader of a book club and two for donating to a reputable group or charity). It would also reflect that you've earned 7 credits if the time spent learning Theology of the Body, Ravi Zacharias' Core Model and the Luke E. Hart Series Course material resulted in passing an appropriate assessment or quiz.
Accordingly, your profile photo would be surrounded by a silver frame:
Frames work as follows: during a given month, whenever a user gives at least two hours of their time or money to charity, their profile photo will be surrounded by a colored frame e.g. blue, pink, etc:
...from four to eight hours, an antique frame:
...eight to 16 hours, a silver frame:
..16 hours or more, a gold frame:
The six points and up to seven credits from the previous example could be saved for as long as you'd like or you could consider using them while searching local listings of donated products or services, exchanging them directly or entering into a raffle, depending on how the donating user sets up the listing.
When a user donates products or services, they don't get to keep any points or credits exchanged towards that good or service... they simply assign a value based on what they believe the product or service is worth. Nonetheless, that individual or company would have whatever rewards come from donating that product or service, not to mention any secret rewards received, particularly if they've donated anonymously. Similarly, just as you may exchange points for products or services, you could also give them to other users who may have greater need, potentially awaiting a secret, eternal reward.
Some types of jobs that a person has in order to earn a living can result in points earned. This is because some jobs are more ordered towards practicing charity. These kinds of jobs are often lower paying. Similarly, married couples, fathers and mothers automatically earn sufficient points for a silver frame by virtue of their vocation and the labor of love involved with maintaining those commitments. Additionally, some types of classes a student takes at a high school, college or university may allow them to earn credits. This is so because many classes advance knowledge related to theology, philosophy, justice, human rights, science, statistics and human health.