Monday, September 28, 2009
Youth Group Expectations
We're looking at revamping what we do in a number of areas, and one of those is the way we approach youth discipleship. I think we are a bit fragmented and less effective at leading youth to take root and grow. So one of the areas I am looking at is our expectations. My hope is that by placing expectations out front we can use them as not just boundary markers but as tools to shape youth actions. Any ideas on things to include or leave out would be appreciated.
New Hope Baptist Youth Covenant
WE WILL - TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT AT ALL TIMES
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers Gal. 6:10
Every person in our youth group is created by God and deserving of respect. Treat others as you would like them to treat you.
WE WILL - HELP AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Phil 2:3 Do your best to help everyone do their best. Give only positive, constructive feedback.
WE WILL - RESPECT AND HONOR INSTRUCTION THAT MAY BE GIVEN BY LEADERSHIP
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2Tim. 2:15
Be good workers who are able to follow directions. The adult leadership has volunteered their time for your benefit and will not steer you wrong.
WE WILL - USE WORDS THAT BUILD UP NOT TEAR DOWN
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 1 TIMOTHY 4:12
The language we use must reflect who we are as believers.
WE WILL - PROVE OURSELVES TO BE TRUSTWORTHY
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices Col 3:9
Take care to be honorable at all times. Don’t give anyone a reason to find fault in anything you do.
WE WILL- TREAT THE CHURCH BUILDINGS AND EVERYTHING IN THEM WITH CARE.
Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins. James 4:17
The use of the church and everything in it, are the gift of our generous God who has used people to bless us. Please respect it by caring for it all very carefully. We want to return everything in the condition that we found it.
I, _____________________________, promise to abide by the covenant above. I have read over the rules for New Hope’s Youth Group and agree to abide by them. I understand that violating these rules will result in suspension from Youth Group activities.
Teen’s Signature______________________________________ Date _______
We _______________________________________, have reviewed this policy and the New Hope Youth Group rules with our teen and agree to uphold these rules. We understand that if our teen violates this policy our teen will be suspended from Youth Group activities until we meet with the Youth Group adult leadership.
Parent/Guardian Signature _________________________Date_______________