What is appropiate behavior for youth group?
RESPECT - We ask that your child is respectful of everyone around them. No teasing, bullying or any other mean behavior will be tollerated. Youth group is a place where teen should feel safe and free to be themselves without the fear of being picked on or singled out.
PARTICIPATION - We do not force the teen to participate but we do ask that cell phones, IPods, video games, etc. are not brought out in class.
DURING SERVICE - Please be respectful of those worshiping around you. If you do not want to worship with the rest of the body that is fine. However, please remember that others are there to praise our Lord. Loud talking or any disrupted behavior will not be tolerated.
SPEECH - NO CUSSING! Also, when talking about a person who is not there, please do not use names (Use this girl in my class, one of my cousins, etc). This is to cut down on the gossip. Also, no explicit talk about boys/girls/sex/etc.
DRESS - Appropiate clothing is a MUST! We try to teach the teens that their dress can cause their fellow brothers/sisters to stumble. No undergarments should be visible. Boys are asked to keep their shirts on during activities other than swimming. Girls are asked to think about their clothing before they come to youth and how their boy counterparts may view that outfit. No cuss words or profane symbols are allowed on clothing. If a youth leaders feels your clothing is inappropiate, you will be asked to go home and change before you will be allowed to return.
RELATIONSHIPS - Occasionaly, a teen may have a boyfriend/girlfriend in the youth. The physical contact between the two will be kept at an appropiate level. If a leader feels that you are getting too "touchy feely" you will be asked to stop. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave the event.
Ultimately, you are all not only ambassadors for GCC, but for CHRIST! Your dress, speech and actions all can either build others up or make them fall. We encourage the teens to glorify God in EVERY aspect of their lives!