A Word from Student Ministries
 
 
Dear Parents, Volunteers and Students,
 
Welcome to the wonderful world of student ministry!  Here at Community Christian Church, we take students and ministering to them very seriously.  We know that students are the church of tomorrow, but they are also the church of today. 
 
We’ve created this manual to help communicate the vision, policies, procedures, and forms as well as give you, the worker, the training you need to be effective in reaching students.
 
Please read the entire manual. Thank you for wanting to be a part of Student Ministry.  Without you, Student Ministry would not happen.   
 
If there is anything you need from us, please call the church office: 513 734 2232
 
 
For the Kingdom,
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kyle Dickerson

 
Student Ministry expectations for Parents and Students:
 
1. Communication – will happen via Newsletters, Facebook, text messages, phone calls, website, flyers and the bulletin. It will be the trip leader’s responsibility (which typically is Family Life Minister) to promote and communicate things such as: cost, time to leave, time of getting back, when money is due, making sure the church vans are available for transportation etc. It is also the leader’s responsibility to make sure students and parents are aware of these events/programming that are going on
 
2. Events – Some events from time to time will happen at Community Christian Church, some will happen off site. They could include but are not limited to: retreats, conferences, concerts, outreach outings etc.
 
3. Videos, Music, Movies – From time to time we will use video clips, songs, and even do movie nights for the combination of outreach and teaching.
 
Being at church we don’t want to openly embrace sin or sinful lifestyles. We don’t want to act like it’s no big deal.  This is why we will consider what we look at and how closely we look at it or use it. This means VERY RARELY would something from a rated “R” movie or explicit song lyrics. (i.e. Passion of the Christ is rated R).
 
4. Finances, fundraising etc. – We want to try to make every trip as cost effective and easy to pay for as possible. For big events we will offer fundraising opportunities and in other cases (case by case) we could look into the possibilities of scholarships, depending on what kind of event (This would typically be for conferences where kids really have a chance to hear the word and develop a closer relationship to Christ.). So if there is an event that a student wants to attend but doesn’t have all the resources available,  we will have forms available for them to apply for a scholarship to cover some or all of the cost of those trips/events. These decisions will be handled by a committee overseen by the Family Life Minister where their decision is final and they are operating out of the love of students but also acting with responsibility and the best interests of the entire church body. Scholarship forms for events are available in the church office or on Page 21. 
 
 
The Vision and Values of Community Christian Church
Student Ministry
 
As you begin your journey to discover the church, we want to help you to understand who we are as a church family. We want you to see the heart of our ministry and our vision for the future. God is at work at CCC! This is your opportunity to discover what He is doing firsthand and participate in the excitement.
 
Our Vision — To change student’s lives so they become Christ followers
Our Values — changing, connecting and caring for students in a Christ-centered community
Our Purpose — We exist to be the church of the New Testament by reaching out to students so they know who Jesus is  
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Qualifications for Volunteering
 
Christians who are in places of responsibility in the church are required to be examples in faith, conduct and business affairs. To maintain a high standard for workers is one of the best ways to present Christ to the people of our community. Therefore, the following qualifications will be required of any person who works in ministry at any capacity at Community Christian Church.
 
As a leader in the student ministries department, I will...
 
  • Be in agreement with the beliefs and policies of Community Christian Church.
  • Be a member of Community Christian Church.
  • Complete a Student Ministries Volunteer Application (p 14-15).
  • Submit to a background check.
  • Be loyal to the church and staff of Community.
  • Be faithful to my assigned position.
  • Live the Christian life. This includes issues of purity, addiction and general Christian lifestyle.
  • Attend all Volunteer Meetings and Workshops when possible.
  • Be faithful to attend regular church services.
  • Give at least three days notice to the Family Life Minister and a substitute when I know I will be absent.
  • Be at my assigned position 15 minutes before starting time.
  • Give thirty days notice when resigning my position.
Steps for Volunteering
 
Step 1: Express Interest
Maybe student ministry is your passion or God is nudging you in this direction. Whatever it is, start praying about the best way to confirm this decision and talk to a youth worker about your interest.
 
Step 2: Visit a Regularly Occurring Program
Experience the lifeblood of student ministries by attending a regularly occurring program for a month. Just be a fly on the wall and start thinking about how you could use your gifts and passion for this ministry.
 
Step 3: Read the Students Ministries Manual and Complete the Forms
If you feel like this is a God-ordained nudging, complete the Volunteer Application and background check forms.  Once the background check clears, the Family Life Minister will contact you about setting up an in-person interview where you will discuss how you fit into the student ministries landscape.
 
The Need for Volunteers
 
We at Community Christian Church believe in the important idea of priesthood of all believers which comes from 1 Peter 2:5. That means if you are volunteering, YOU are a MINISTER (I think that’s pretty cool). Students will one day be adults.  They need adults in their life who aren’t paid to be there but are there for the love of students. Ideally for junior or senior high students, we aim to maintain a ratio of 1 adult per 12 students on campus and 1 adult per 10 students off campus. If off campus trips or retreats tighten their restrictions on this ratio, we will abide by those guidelines for that trip

Volunteer Expectations
 
The Application Process
 
  • All applicants will complete the Student Ministries Volunteer Application
  • All applicants will meet with the Family Life Minister to discuss their application
  • All applicants must submit to a criminal background screening process.
  • All applicants will provide current contact information
 
Church Involvement
 
  • Student Ministries Volunteers must either be baptized believers in Jesus Christ or taking steps to become one.
  • Student Ministries Volunteers are expected to regularly attend worship services ( at least 3times per month) at Community Christian Church.
  • Student Ministries Volunteers are to either be members of the Community Christian Church family or taking steps to become one.
  • Student Ministries Volunteers must attend Community Christian Church for a minimum of six months prior to volunteering.
 
Program Involvement
 
  • You are expected to arrive fifteen minutes early to every event/program.
  • Please be prepared to stay after every event/program for up to thirty minutes (sometimes parents run late for pick up)
 
Time Commitment
 
  • Ideally a six month to one-year commitment for whatever role you choose. (Or length of summer for college students)
  • Weekly commitment to programs- if you can’t attend, it is your responsibility to find an approved substitute and notify the Family Life Minister of the same.  If you are unable to find an approved substitute, please check with the Family Life Minister
 
Be the Example
 
  • Your life is the life that our students will model. Be aware of your social media activities
  • Be a servant in all you do – Serve others as Jesus served: humbly, not forced.
 
Student Interaction
 
  • You will avoid any inappropriate touching of any kind. Too much is left open to the interpreter and we want to avoid even the slightest appearance of any impropriety that could endanger our student, volunteers or church.
  • Avoid being alone with a student. This is why we aim to always be at least two adult volunteers at every function. This way we continue to protect all parties involved and continue to be beyond reproach in all areas. As the adult, never allow yourself to be put into this position by another volunteer, parent or student. This includes but is not limited to driving to and from any activity.
  • You are not allowed to be romantically involved with any student for any reason.
  • You are required to report all inappropriate behavior to 2 of the following immediately:  A member of the pastoral staff or elder.  If a law is broken, proper authorities should also be notified. 

Your Personal Commitment to Student Ministries:
 
_____ I am committed to the Jesus
_____ I am committed to an ever developing relationship with Christ and other Christians.
_____ I am committed to a lifestyle that is God-honoring and above reproach.
_____ I am committed to being early to every event or program.
_____ I am committed to resolve all sin issues in a Matthew 18 way.
_____ I am committed to the leadership provided me by the Family Life Minister.
_____ I am committed to pray for Student Ministry students and staff.
_____ I am committed to Community Christian Church’s values and mission.
_____ I am committed to serve within Student Ministries for
 ___ six months
___ one year
for _____________________________event or retreat etc.
 
 
Child Abuse Prevention
Information, Policies and Procedures
 
Definitions and Details
At some time you may see behavior occurring that makes you uncomfortable, but you aren't sure if it's abuse or if someone just has a different style with kids than you do. Check these definitions to see if the behavior falls into one of these categories. Then take the appropriate action.
 
Child
“Child" means a person under the age of 18, unless determined otherwise by the local government.
 
Physical Abuse
Physical abuse is any non-accidental injury to a child by a parent or caretaker. Non-accidental injuries may include beatings, shaking, burns, human bites, strangulation, or immersion in scalding water, with resulting bruises and welts, broken bones, scars, or internal injuries. Child abuse is rarely a single physical attack, but rather a pattern of behavior that repeats over time. It occurs when a parent or other person willfully or maliciously injures or causes a child to be injured, tortured, or maimed, or when unreasonable force is used upon a child. Abuse may also result from over-discipline or from punishment that is too severe.
 
Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is the exploitation of a child or adolescent for the sexual gratification of another person. It includes behaviors such as intercourse, sodomy, oral-genital stimulation, verbal stimulation, exhibitionism, voyeurism, fondling, and involving a child in prostitution or the production of pornography.
 
It includes all the offenses related to child sexual abuse contained in the criminal code of the state. That code will likely include the following: sexual interference, invitation of sexual touching, sexual exploitation of a young person, anal intercourse, bestiality, sexual activity of a child, householder permitting sexual activity, exposing genitals to a child, and vagrancy.

Child molesters fondle, touch, rub against, and commit every other sexual offense adults have ever thought of. Most child molesters really care about children and though they commit sex acts with them, they avoid anything that might actually hurt the child. This encourages the child to keep coming back for more favors and attention.
 
Sexual harassment - a branch of sexual abuse - may include any unwelcome behavior or conduct of a sexual nature which creates discomfort or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Such conduct would include, but is not limited to, unwelcome touching or other bodily contact, the making of unwelcome sexual advances, the display or reference to pornographic, sexually explicit, or offensive materials, the use of sexually provocative or offensive language, unwelcome discussion or inquiry into the private life of another individual or any other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.
 
Emotional Maltreatment
Two types of emotional maltreatment are generally recognized - emotional neglect and emotional abuse. Both types of maltreatment result in impaired psychological growth and development in the child.
 
Emotional Abuse
A chronic pattern of behavior, such as belittling, humiliating, and ridiculing a child. Emotional abuse typically occurs with physical abuse; however, it may occur as the only form of maltreatment or in conjunction with other forms of abuse.
 
Examples of Emotional Abuse
A parent or caretaker chronically:
  • Criticizes the child for behavior that is developmentally normal.
  • Belittles and shames the child.
  • Blames the child for things over which the child has little or no control.
  • Uses the child as a scapegoat when things go wrong.
  • Takes little or no interest in the child and the child’s activities.
  • Treats the child differently from other children in the household.
  • Withholds love and affection.
  • Restricts the child’s activities and peer relationships.
  • Engages in bizarre acts of torture or torment, such as locking the child in a closet.
  • Imposes extreme forms of punishment.
 
Emotional Neglect
The consistent failure of a parent or caretaker to provide a child with appropriate support, attention, and affection.
 
Neglect
The chronic failure of a parent or caretaker to provide a child with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care, educational opportunity, protection, and supervision.
 
Signs of Physical Abuse
Physical abuse often leaves marks, and can be easier to identify than sexual or emotional abuse or neglect.
 
Physical Indicators
Unexplained bruises and welts are the most frequent evidence found.
  • Often on the face, torso, buttocks, back, or thighs
  • Can reflect shape of object used (electric cord, belt buckle)
  • May be in various stages of healing
 
Unexplained fractures/dislocations
  • Often involve facial structure
  • May include multiple or spiral fractures
 
Unexplained burns
  • Often on palms, soles, buttocks, and back
  • Can reflect pattern indicative of cigarette, cigar, electrical appliance, immersion, or rope burn
 
Other unexplained injuries
  • Lacerations, abrasions, human bite marks or pinch marks
  • Loss of hair, bald patches
  • Retinal hemorrhage
  • Abdominal injuries
 
Behavioral Indicators
  • Requests or feels deserving of punishment
  • Afraid to go home and/or requests to stay at church
  • Overly shy, tends to avoid physical contact with adults, especially parents
  • Displays behavioral extremes (withdrawal or aggression)
  • Suggests that other children be punished in a harsh manner
  • Cries excessively and/or sits and stares
  • Reports injury by parents
  • Gives unbelievable explanations for injuries
 
Signs of Sexual Abuse
Unfortunately, many children do not report their abuse. They rely on adults to be aware of specific behavioral and physical indicators. A child who persistently shows several of the following characteristics may be experiencing sexual abuse. Remember, the most reliable indicator of child sexual abuse is the child's verbal disclosure.
 
Physical Indicators
  • Symptomatic complaints, including pain and irritation of the genitals
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Pregnancy in young adolescents
  • Frequent, unexplained sore throats, yeast infections, or urinary infections
 
Behavioral Indicators
  • Excessive masturbation in young children
  • Sexual knowledge or behavior beyond that expected for the child’s developmental level
  • Depression, suicidal gestures
  • Chronic runaway
  • Frequent psychosomatic complaints, such as headaches, backaches, stomachaches
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Avoidance of undressing, wearing extra layers of clothing
  • Sudden avoidance of certain familiar adults or places
  • Decline in school performance
 
Signs of Emotional Abuse
The signs of emotional abuse may be less obvious than other forms of maltreatment. Emotional abuse is suspected when a child exhibits impaired development, destructive behavior, or chronic symptomatic complaints that cannot be explained medically or circumstantially. A child who persistently shows several of the following characteristics may be experiencing emotional abuse.
 
Physical Indicators
  • Sleep disturbances, nightmares
  • Wetting or soiling by school-age child
  • Speech disorder, stuttering
  • Failure to thrive
  • Development lags
  • Eating disorders
  • Asthma, severe allergies, or ulcers
 
Behavioral Indicators
  • Habit disorders, such as biting, rocking, head banging, thumb sucking in an older child
  • Poor peer relationships
  • Behavioral extremes (overly compliant, demanding, withdrawn, aggressive)
  • Self destructive behavior, oblivious to hazards and risks
  • Chronic academic under-achievement
  • Irrational and persistent fears, dreads, or hatreds
 
Signs of Neglect
A child who persistently shows several of the following characteristics may be experiencing neglect. But keep in mind - cultural standards which differ from those prevailing in a community are not necessarily neglect.
 
Physical Indicators
  • Height and weight significantly below age level
  • Inappropriate clothing for weather
  • Poor hygiene, including lice, body odor, scaly skin
  • Child abandoned or left with inadequate supervision
  • Untreated illness or injury
  • Lack of safe, warm, sanitary shelter
  • Lack of necessary medical and dental care
 
Behavioral Indicators
  • Begging or stealing food
  • Falling asleep in church routinely, lethargic
  • Poor school attendance,  
  • Chronic hunger
  • Dull, apathetic appearance 
  • Running away from home         
  • Repeated acts of vandalism
  • Reports no caretaker in the home
  • Assumes adult responsibilities
 
Important Tips:
  • Utilize the rule of two-adult leadership for all activities involving children and youth.
  • Adult leaders shouldn’t be alone with a student of opposite sex or same sex if possible.
  • Staff members will not take any student home without another adult in the vehicle. The two adult rule will be adhered to for all activities involving children or youth.
  • When there's a conflict of stories, adults will tend to agree with the adult and kids will tend to agree with the kid. That's another reason for maintaining two-deep leadership.
  • No physical discipline is to be administered under any circumstances. (Physical restraint may be required in the case of an altercation between students or student and staff. Avoid physical contact if at all possible. Seek other staff members to help.)
  • Remember that you are not a licensed, professional counselor. Church policy is that all counseling needs must be directed first through the pastoral staff before any further action is taken.
 
Supervision
If selection and screening are the starting point, supervision is the heart of the matter when it comes to reducing the risk of child abuse. A church has to choose its leaders with prayer and care, but once the leaders are in place, the church's work is not finished. It's important to establish policies dealing with the week-to-week operations of the church programs.
 
Responding to Accusations
What happens when there's an accusation of abuse? The way our church responds to an allegation is very important, both legally, and in terms of how our church is perceived by the accuser. There are several underlying principles that must be woven into a response policy if it is to be effective.
 
Principles
  • Take every allegation seriously.
  • Handle the situation in a straightforward manner, with respect for people's privacy and confidentiality.
  • All staff will report any signs or accusations of abuse, sexual, physical or emotional, to at least two of the either the Senior Minister, Family Life Minister or Elder who will then evaluate and contact the parents and proper authorities.
  • Staff will report to at least two of the either the Senior Minister, Family Life Minister or Elder  any signs or allegations that a student is harmful to him/herself or to others
  • Show care for the well-being of the victims.
  • Make sure the victim knows that he/she is not being held responsible in any way.
  • Do not confront the accused until the safety of the child is secured.
  • Do not prejudge the situation, but take the allegations seriously.
  • Treat the accused person with dignity and respect.  If a staff person is accused they will be immediately removed from all responsibilities and contact with the students.
 
Comprehensive Sexual Abuse Policy Purpose
Recognizing God's tender love and concern for children, (see Luke 18:16), we believe it is our responsibility to do all that is reasonably possible to protect the children of this church from being physically or sexually abused while they are under our care. It is also our responsibility to guard our Christian education workers from being suspected or falsely accused of wrongful behavior toward a child. Therefore, we have adopted the following guidelines for screening and supervising all of our Christian education workers.
 
Admonishing or Reporting Inappropriate Behavior
  1. There are two problems that CCSM workers should watch for:
    1. Behavior by anyone in this church, especially a CCSM worker, that indicates that he or she may be inclined to abuse, molest, or otherwise harm any child, especially one under the care of this church.
    2. Indications that a child under the care of this church is being abused, molested, neglected, or otherwise harmed, whether by someone in this church or outside this church, or a harm to themselves.
  1.  Admonishing and reporting inappropriate behavior by a CCSM worker:
    1. If you observe a CCSM worker, (or another member of the church), talking or acting in a manner that seems to be innocent, but might appear to others to be inappropriate, you should privately admonish that person and encourage him/her to exercise greater care in words and actions (see Matthew 18:15).
    2. If you observe a CCSM worker, (or another member of the church), talking or acting in a manner that gives rise to a reasonable suspicion of improper involvement with a child, or of the potential for improper involvement with a child, you should promptly report your concern to the senior minister or to an elder, who will look into the matter and take appropriate corrective measures.
    3. Behaviors to watch for:
      1. Inappropriate comments about sexual matters, especially about or in the presence of children.
      2. Use of pornography, including inclination toward sexually explicit television shows, movies, books, or magazines.
      3. Excessive and inappropriate attention to a particular child, especially if it involves an effort to be alone with the child.
 
Procedures for Maintaining a Safe Environment
  1. All CCC workers should pray regularly for the students in this church, thanking God for the privilege of ministering to them and asking Him to protect them from any kind of harm; workers should also pray that God would give them wisdom and discernment so that they will be sensitive to ways to help and protect the students.
  2. All CCC workers must read this policy statement, especially the sections describing signs of abuse and workers responsibility to report inappropriate behavior. This policy statement shall be made readily available to all CCC workers.
  3. The two adult rule will be a goal to aim at for all activities involving youth, including transporting students home.
  4. Reporting actual or suspected abuse or neglect of a student:
    1. No single indicator of abuse or neglect is necessarily cause for alarm, but it may be cause to observe a given person or situation more closely.
    2. Indications of physical abuse: student reports injury by others; unexplained bruises, welts, lacerations, burns, fractures, abdominal injuries, or human bites; child is unusually wary of physical contact with adults, demonstrates extremes in behavior, or seems fearful of parents.
    3. Indications of sexual abuse: student reports abuse by others; has difficulty walking or sitting; torn, stained, or bloody underclothing; complaints of pain or itching in genital area; bruises or bleeding in external genitalia, or female reproductive organ
    4. Reporting abuse can precipitate severe consequences to a family, so it should never be done casually or thoughtlessly, and certainly not for malicious purposes. At the same time, failing to report abuse can have severe consequences to a child at risk.
    5. Therefore, if you have reasonable cause to suspect abuse, you should talk with an appropriate person to see what steps could and should be taken to protect the child and help the family. Talk first with the senior minister or an elder, who will help to decide what steps are appropriate and, if necessary, who else to contact. Multiple indicators appear together, however, it is appropriate to discuss the situation with pastoral staff or an elder
 
Transportation Policy
 
 
Because we care for the safety of our church community at Community Christian
Church, we have developed the following polices regarding the transportation of our church members, guests and members of the community.  The following guidelines are required of every driver of a church vehicle or your personal vehicle (with or without passengers) for church events: 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
 Every driver must undergo a driving record check to be eligible to operate a church vehicle.  This also applies to any driver who operates a personal vehicle for a church function in which children under the age of 18 are passengers in the vehicle. No one under the age of 18 may transport passengers for the purpose of a church trip in their personal vehicle.  Church vehicle drivers must also review a van safety video prior to operation.
 
All driving record information is strictly confidential. The Office Manager [Administrative Assistant] will process the paperwork. If no ‘red flags’ are identified, the information will be filed in a locked cabinet until a subsequent check is processed. All old documents will be shredded.
 
Red flags’ are any unsafe patterns that might pose a risk for our community including but
not limited to: DUI, excessive speeding, reckless driving, excessive fines or violations,
etc.
 
In the case of a ‘red flag,’ the Senior Minister and an elder will have a conversation with the individual about the issue.
 
A prospective driver is not automatically excluded due to a mark on his/her driving record. The nature, severity and date(s) of the offense(s) will be taken into account. Each case will be treated individually.
 
Subsequent driver record eligibility checks will be conducted every 2 years.
 
All drivers who are driving a church vehicle on behalf of Community Christian Church (with or without passengers) must be between the ages of 21 and 70.  Driver’s over 70 must complete the Dr. Eligibility form signed by their doctor and submit it annually to The Office Manager [Administrative Assistant]
 
GENERAL:
As a driver of your personal vehicle, please be aware that your liability insurance is primary.  Vehicle coverage always follows the vehicle.  If an accident were to occur, a claim would need to be turned in under the vehicle owners insurance for medical, liability and property damages. 
Ministry leaders should provide maps and directions for the drivers or personal vehicles and not rely on following each other as this can lead to accidents. 
For church trips where students under 18 are being driven by drivers of personal vehicles, parents of those children should be informed that designated volunteers will be driving and obtain written parental permission to this arrangement.
For church trips, students under 18 may not transport students for the purpose of the trip.  If a student brings another student to the church it is assuming permission that that student also has permission of those parents to take those students home.
 
Everyone who is a passenger in either a church vehicle or a personal vehicle while participating in a church function, must by state law, wear a seatbelt while they are in a vehicle.  If the passenger is of the age and size that requires a child safety seat, it must be used at all times.
 
The use of cell phones while driving can be a major distraction while driving.  Please refrain from any unnecessary cell phone usage while driving others.  The operation of cell phones while driving other than to make a phone call should not be done while the vehicle is in motion. 
 
CHURCH VEHICLE USAGE:
 
Any ministry that wishes to use a church vehicle must contact the Office Manager [Administrative Assistant] to schedule its use.  Vehicle usage for your ministry is on a first come first serve basis. 
 
Keys to the vehicle should be obtained from The Office Manager [Administrative Assistant] during office hours prior to the use of the vehicle.
 
Prior to use of the church vehicle, an inspection should be made of the vehicle to note any issues that may be present.  This should include an inspection of the tires, glass, seatbelts, head lights and taillights, and overall general condition.  If there are any issues with these items, they should be reported immediately to The Office Manager [Administrative Assistant] or Transportation Ministry Leader.
 
When returning the vehicle after your trip, it should be returned to its proper storage facility, the gas should be replaced and the vehicle cleaned having removed all items / trash from your trip. 
 
 
For Church Van Driver’s only:
 
I have read the entire transportation policy and agree to comply with the terms and conditions contained wherein.
 
 
 
 
 
______________________________________________
Signature                                                         Date
 
 
 
 
 
___________________________
Printed Name
 
 
Student Ministries Volunteer Application
(Copies are also available in the church office)
 
In an effort to help our church provide a safe and secure environment for those students who participate in our ministries and use our facilities, we are asking that this application be completed by all volunteer and/or compensated workers involved in working with or supervising minors. All information will be kept confidential.
 
Back ground check info
Name                ______________________________________________________
Phone               ______________________________________________________
Email                ______________________________________________________
Address            ______________________________________________________
Street               ______________________________________________________
City, State, Zip  ______________________________________________________
 
How long have you been attending Community Christian Church? ______________
Are you a member of CCC? ______________     
 
Place of employment ____________________________________________________________
Employment Phone Number (if okay to give you a brief call) ______________________________
 
Marital Status:   [ ] Single           [ ] Engaged       [ ] Married         [ ] Widowed      [ ] Divorced      
                        [ ] Remarried     [ ] Separated    
 
Your area of preference in ministry: [ ] Middle School, 6-8 [ ] High School, 9-12 [ ] College Age
 
In what capacity of ministry are you willing to work, or provide leadership (e.g., lead teacher, team teacher, helper, small group, music, drama, activities & games, crafts, special events, etc.)?
________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
 
List all previous church experience you have had working with children or youth. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
 
List gifts, skills, training, education or other factors that have prepared you for children's or youth work.
________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
 
What times are you willing to work? [ ] Mid-week, Wednesdays, 6.45-8.45p [ ] Sundays, 10.45-12.15 p
[ ] Mid-week and Sundays [ ] Events only
 
Would you attend occasional planning meetings? [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you willing to spend time in preparation? [ ] Yes [ ] No
 
 
How much time, on an average, per week do you plan to commit to this ministry? _____________
What date would you be available to begin? __________________________________________ Minimum length of commitment____________________________________________________
 
Do you have any physical handicaps or conditions that we need to be aware of? [ ] Yes [ ] No
If yes, please explain____________________________________________________________
 
Have you ever been accused or convicted of child abuse or a crime involving actual or attempted sexual molestation of a minor? If so, please explain (or make an appointment to discuss with the Senior Minister). [ ] No [ ] Yes
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
 
List of other churches you have attended during the past 5 years. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
Give an account of the process in how you became a Christian. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
The information in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge. I authorize any references or churches listed in this application to give you any information they may have regarding my character and fitness for children's or youth work. I release all such references from liability for any damage that may result from furnishing such evaluations to you, and I waive any right that I may have to inspect references provided on my behalf.
 
Should my application be accepted, I agree to be bound by the Student Ministries and Community Christian Church policies and By-Laws and to refrain from unscriptural conduct in the performance of my services on behalf of the church.
 
 
Applicant's Signature: _______________________________________      Date__________________
 
 
Application Received By: _____________________________________     Date_________________
 
 
Ministry Resources Checklist
 
Not able to Volunteer regularly? Tell us how you’d be willing to help in other areas
 
Name                ______________________________________________________
Phone               ______________________________________________________
Email                ______________________________________________________
Address            ______________________________________________________
Street               ______________________________________________________
City, State, Zip  ______________________________________________________
 
Bolded selections: If you have to be there to loan these things out we’d like a background check on file at the church
 
I have and may be able to make available:
 
___ Van (# of seats)
___ Truck
___ Ski boat    
___ Jet ski/snowmobile
___ Other: __________________________________________________________
___ Motor home/camper
___ Off road/4X4
___ Swimming Pool
___ BBQ equipment
___ Sound equipment
___ Tent (capacity: _____)
___ Water containers
___ Lights
___ Ping pong table
___ Sleeping bags
___ Pool table
___ Sleds
___ Snowboards
___ Table (card or otherwise)
___ Video equipment
___ Chairs or couches to donate
___ Contacts with retreat centers, gyms, or other ____________________________
___ Miscellaneous items: _______________________________________________
 
I would be willing to:
 
___ Help coordinate special events       
___ Help with graphics and design
___ Help with photo and video
___ Help with construction projects
___ Help with tech-related items
___ Buy/make food for events
___ Chaperone special events   
___ Drive for activities
___ Help in the office prior to camps/retreats
___ Volunteer my home for events        
___ Other: ___________________________________________________________
 
 
 
COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WAIVERS
 
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
 
In consideration of participation in an event and/or activity promoted by COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, the undersigned (for himself, his personal representatives, heirs and next of kin) HEREBY RELEASES COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, and their respective officers, ministers, employees, leaders, and agents (“releasees”) of all liability to the undersigned, whether caused by the negligent act or omission of releasees or otherwise while the undersigned is for any purpose participating in such event or property use. It is fully understood by each of the undersigned that there is some inherent risk associated with any event or property usage.
 
IN ADDITION, the undersigned AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the releasees from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they incur due to such participation by the undersigned, and any guests (including minors) whether caused by releasees’ negligence or otherwise, and AGREES TO ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK for any bodily injury, death, or property damage from releasees’ negligence or otherwise while the undersigned is participating at this event or property use.
 
MEDICAL RELEASE:
 
I hereby authorize the treatment for myself or the named minor by a qualified and licensed medical doctor in the event of a medical emergency, which in the opinion of the releasees, may endanger his/her life, cause disfigurement, physical impairment, or undue discomfort if delayed, while participating in a church program including transportation to and from that program. This authority is granted only after a reasonable attempt has been made to contact the emergency contact person below. I authorize an adult, in whose care my child has been entrusted, to consent to x-ray examination, anesthetic, medical, surgical, or dental diagnosis, including treatment and hospital care, to be rendered to my child under the general or special supervision and on the advice of any physician or dentist licensed under the provisions of the Medical Practice Act on the medical staff of a licensed hospital, whether such diagnosis or treatment is rendered at the office of said physician or at said hospital.
 
INSURANCE RELEASE
 
I understand that in the event that health coverage is needed, the undersigned parent or guardian shall be liable and agrees to pay all costs and expenses incurred in connection with such medical and dental service rendered to the aforementioned child pursuant to this authorization. The parent or guardian’s signature also signifies their consent to the release of the medical information/special instructions listed below to be released to Community Christian Church’s Ministry staff as needed.
 
TRANSPORTATION RELEASE:
 
I give my permission for myself or my child to be transported in a church, rental or private vehicle or common carrier.
 
I also agree to accept all responsibility of, and expense for my student’s transportation home, if in the opinion of the leaders (staff), my student acts in an inappropriate manner, or in a way that creates a situation that could endanger the other students or adults.
DISCIPLINE RELEASE:
 
I acknowledge my student is not perfect and might have a moment where they misbehave. I entrust the staff and volunteers to use discernment in judging the severity of a mistake made and to be handled most of the time quickly within that moment it happens. I also acknowledge that some actions might end up with severe consequences such acts as: habitual wrong doings, insubordination or bullying (physical, emotional, verbal etc.) or pranks involving vandalism, or jeopardizing the safety of anyone. Like fore mentioned in transportation, some things can cause a student to being dismissed and sent home immediately. As a parent you will be responsible for any cost this may cause us. In other extraordinary cases of misbehavior we reserve the right to ask a student to abstain from attend student ministry activities if their presence is harming the time we have together for a period of time starting at a month up to 6 months if we see fit once again depending on the severity and continuous of the misbehaviors.
 
PERSONAL BELONGINGS RELEASE
 
I understand that COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH is not responsible for personal belongings.
 
PHOTOGRAPH RELEASE
 
I give permission for COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH or its partner ministries to use photographs containing my image for informational and/or promotional purposes. COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
 
In signing this release, each of the undersigned hereby acknowledges and represents the following: 
That he/she (or guardian/personal representative) has read the foregoing Release and Waiver of
Liability and Indemnity Agreement; and understands that (s)he is assuming liability and indemnifying
as to any minor’s damage or injury. This agreement is for events and/or activities promoted by COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. I understand that all responsible caution will be taken by, those persons in charge to prevent injuries, but neither the leaders (staff) nor COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH will be held responsible in case of an accident. This release is binding upon my heirs, executors and assigns.
 
 
Signature of the Parent / Guardian: _________________________________________
 
Date: ______________ Home Phone: ____________________ Cell Phone: ____________________
 
Medical / Other Information:
Student Name:__________________________________________________________
The student named above is covered by medical insurance. YES  NO
Name of Policy Holder: _____________________________________________________
Insurance Company: __________________________ Policy # ____________________________
Group # ____________________________
Primary Care Physician _____________________________________________________
 
Allergies to medications, foods, or other pertinent medical information:
 
______________________________________________________________________________
 
 In the case I am unable to be reached in the event of a medical emergency. I hereby give my consent
for my child to be treated for personal injury at the nearest facility available and I will be responsible
for all charges incurred.
 
Signature of Parent or Guardian: _______________________________________ Date: ___________
Emergency Contact Person: ________________________________Phone:______________________
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to update any and all information above that has

 
 
Scholarship Application for Student Ministry Event
 
Name of Applicant: ______________________________  Today’s Date: _______________
           
Name of Applicant’s Parent(s) or Guardian(s): _____________________________________________
 
Phone number (Home):  ___________________   Cell:  ____________________
 
Address: ___________________________________________________________________                                                           
City:  ___________________________________,  State: _______________   Zip: ______________
 
Email: _________________________________________  Grade (current/completed): __________
 
 
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
 
 Must be a member, parent(s) or guardian(s) must be members, or must be a regular attendee of
Community Christian Church.
 Application must be received at least two weeks before the event.*
 Applicant must provide a deposit for event before a scholarship is awarded.
 A scholarship can only be awarded to the same person for one event within a three month period.
 After completion of application form, turn in to Family Life Minister
 
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Name of event for which a scholarship is requested on line above
 
Date(s) of event: _____________________         Total Cost of event: _______________________
 
 
How long has you and/or your family been attending Community Christian Church? _________
 
 
If you have been attending CCC regularly for less than 6 months, please check one of the following.
 
 
I have recently attended or I am currently involved in another church
 
 
Name of the church: _________________________________________________________________
 
I am not connected with a particular church home other than CCC         
 
 
Please describe in the space below why you and your family are requesting a scholarship for the above event (use back of page if necessary)
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*Please note that we have a limited number of scholarship money available for any event. Scholarships will be awarded according to the eligibility requirements, the family/student needs, and on a first come, first served basis.