STANDARDS of CONDUCT
It is very important to the youth department that everyone that comes through the doors of our church feels safe. We want them to have the freedom to openly worship. The following are goals that each of us should put into practice in our everyday lives, but especially during youth meetings. We cannot control the atmosphere at home or school, but we can at church.
1.We will seek to bring honor and glory to God in all we do. (I Corinthians 10:31)
Ø Come with an attitude of worship
2.We will seek to love the Lord! (Matthew 22:36-38)
Ø Come with a willingness to obey God
3.We will seek to love each other! (Matthew 22:38-40)
Ø By not touching other peoples things
Ø By leaving the place we go, better than we found it
Ø By obeying the leaders God has placed over us
Ø By addressing problems with an attitude of love
4.We will avoid physical contact (PC) while with the group, guarding our testimony at all times.
(I Thessalonians 4:4-8)
Ø No handholding
Ø No smooching
5.We will guard our speech. (Ephesians 4:29- 32)
Ø No gossip
Ø No name-calling
Ø No foul language
6.We will allow others to learn and listen to God by not being a distraction during lessons and
worship! (I Corinthians 10:32-33)
Ø Not passing notes
Ø Keeping quiet so others can listen
When a young person disobeys these guidelines, we will do the following:
- The young person will receive a verbal warning concerning their behavior.
- If they continue to exhibit the same unacceptable behavior they will be sent to sit in the service with their parents.
Our goal is not to be cruel or mean, but to teach them respect for others. When they act up, they are being selfish and keeping others from worshipping the Lord. Parents, if you can help us in this area, we would greatly appreciate it.