HOW WE GET ALONG...

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. I Peter 4:8

1. Adults and children will treat others with courtesy in speech and action. Peter 2:17 "Show proper respect to everyone: love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king." NIV
Matt. 7:12, Gal. 5:16-26, Gal. 6:9-10 Eph. 4:1-6, 4:15, 25-32, Eph. 5:4, Phil. 2:1-16.Col. 3:1-17, I Thess. 5:11, Titus 3:1-8, James 1:19-27.

2. Children will also treat adults with respect as they act worthy of respect. Correction by a non-parent should be verbal only (no physical contact).
Adults - Proverbs 16: 22 "The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction." NIV Children - Proverbs 13:13 "He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded." NIV

3. Parents are primarily responsible for the training of their children; children are to submit to their parent's authority.
Eph. 6:1-4, Col. 3:20, Matthew 15: 3-7, Heb. 12:9-11, Prov. 1:8; 13:1,24; 15:5; 19:18; 23:22-25; 29:17, Ex. 20:12, Lev. 19:3, Deut. 5:16; 8:5; 32:46, Mal 1:6.

4. Adults and children will be positive representatives of Christ with modest appearance, in the care of public/others' property, and in abiding by "host" rules.
I Cor. 10:31-11:1, Eph. 5:15-17, I Thess. 4:1-12.

5. Adults and children will utilize the following to resolve conflicts with one another:

Method of Conflict Resolution
A. Go to the person who offends you, calmly try to clear up the matter without retaliation.
Proverbs 25:8-9, Matt. 18:15, Prov. 24:29, Eph. 4:32.
B. If the matter is not resolved, children---speak with your parent, adults speak with the parent of the child involved. (See #3 above) Matt. 18:16
C. If the matter has still not been resolved, both parties should bring the matter to the leadership which will resolve the matter after hearing from both parties, separately or jointly, at its discretion based upon the principles above. Once the matter is resolved, all parties should refrain from gossip. Prov. 20:19, 2 Cor. 12:20, Roman 1:29 I Cor. 6:1-8, Matt. 18:17

Children's Code of Conduct

1. I agree to be nice to everyone when I am at park day or on a field trip.

2. I agree to use kind words to everyone when I am at park day or on a field trip.

3. When I forget, I will know because:
a. My parent will remind me.
b. A Park Day Monitor or Field Trip Coordinator will remind me.
c. Another adult will remind me.
d. One of the other children will remind me.

4. When someone reminds me I broke a rule, I will try to find a solution by:
a. Explaining what I think happened,
b. Saying sorry that I did something that offended someone, and
c. Committing not to do it again.
I can find my Parent, Park Day Monitor, or Field Trip Coordinator to help me if I choose.

5. When someone reminds me I broke a rule, I will follow the Park Day Monitor/Field Trip Coordinator back to my parents if we can't fix the problem.

6. I will obey my parents. I agree that Mom/Dad is the one who will give me my consequences.

7. I agree if the Park Day Monitor/Field Trip Coordinator brings me back to Mom/Dad, I will not be allowed to go back to the playground until we have found a solution.

8. When we have found a solution, Mom/Dad can bring me back to the Park Day Monitor/Field Trip Coordinator so I can come back and play.

Teen's Code of Conduct
1. I agree that only Christian music will be played at group sponsored activities.

2. I agree to avoid using any crude language or slang that could be offensive to others.

3. I understand that GCH teen activities are not a "dating service". The purpose for teens to participate in activities is to be group focused, to socialize or learn with everyone, not to focus on deepening a relationship with just one person of the opposite sex. What activities I pursue with one person in my free time will be based upon my parents' standards.

4. I will consider others when I choose what to wear to group functions. It's better to be modest than to show off or cause someone to be distracted or offended.

5. When I have a conflict with someone, I will follow the steps of conflict resolution and commit to try to find a solution by:
a. Explaining what I think happened,
b. Apologizing if I did something that offended someone, and
c. Committing not to do it again.

6. I understand that repeat offenses may result in suspension of group participation or privileges.

7. If I'm carpooling with leaders or other group members, I will cooperate by wearing a seatbelt, not being distracting to the driver and agreeing to abide by their car rules.