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Build on the ROCK!   Jesus says, "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24)

It is our goal to lead the youth to follow the below policies because they want to, not because they have to. The love of Christ, our Savior, is to lead us to such love and respect of God and others.  “We love because He (God) first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)

Youth Responsibilities

Respect for God
~I understand THE ROC is based on Christ Jesus and uses Biblical truths to guide young people and, therefore, I will not do anything to work against its mission.
~I will respect Bible/Talk Time and will not make fun of it or the songs in any way.
~I will respect prayer by remaining quiet and not distracting others.

Respect for God's commandments
~I will not use angry or vulgar language such as swearing, cursing, taking God’s name in vain, or name calling.
~I will dress appropriately, avoiding anything that conflicts with God’s Word (e.g. disrespectful and filthy language) or government law (e.g. alcohol publicity).
~I will properly use the computers. When I chat online, I will chat only with those I know and use clean, godly language. All my user names will be appropriate.  I will avoid any web site with violent or inappropriate content.
~I will not lie or misuse the truth and will practice honesty in every situation with everyone.
~I will not steal from THE ROC or from any person in THE ROC.
~I will always respect, obey and appreciate THE ROC staff.

Respect for others and the ROC atmosphere
~I will respect myself and others as I treat all with kindness.
~I will have an attitude of service for others, treating others as I would want to be treated.
~I will help and build others up and will not tear them down or bully them.
~I will not use a loud voice or shout.
~I will play all games as a good sport, avoiding excessive boasting when I win, or anger when I lose.

Physical contact
~I will never make physical contact with another person in any angry or threatening way.
~I understand physical contact, even playful horseplay and fooling around, will mean ejection from THE ROCThis policy includes the public display of affection between couples.
~I understand that any inappropriate, threatening, offensive or physically aggressive behavior will lead to immediate removal from THE ROC.

Drugs, alcohol, weapons
~I will respect life and never carry or conceal any weapons, devices, or objects which may be used as weapons.
~I will not disrupt THE ROC by using such things as toy guns or lasers.
~I will never possess illegal chemicals or alcohol, and I won't smoke anywhere near THE ROC. 

Equipment
~I will willingly share all THE ROC equipment and will not be selfish.
~I understand that all music, games, DVDs, videos, etc. used at THE ROC must be approved by the staff, and I will respect and willingly obey their decisions.  I will avoid material
with violent or inappropriate content.
~I will not engage in behavior that results in the destruction of property. 
~I will avoid excessively hitting the pool balls.  I will play a proper pool game or not at all.
~I will care for the equipment and everything else in THE ROC by helping to keep it in good shape and never abusing it.
~I understand that I must lock up my valuables, including my bike, as THE ROC is not responsible for them. 

Keeping the ROC clean
~I will take my turn to vacuum and clean THE ROC (THE ROC will close half an hour early if no one volunteers as this will give the time needed for the staff to clean up).
~I will help keep THE ROC clean by throwing away my trash and cleaning up any mess I make.
~I will eat and drink around a table and, especially, not near the computers.

Leaving and hanging around outside
~I understand that I can only leave and come back to THE ROC one time in an evening.
~I will never hang outside THE ROC, but remain in the building or be gone far away. 

Personal responsibility
~I will be responsible for my own actions, apologizing when I am wrong, and gratefully enjoying forgiveness. 

Age
~I understand that THE ROC is open to 7th through 12th graders. 

Remember, if you are graduating from senior high or turning 18, you can be at THE ROC only for the summer (until the next school year begins). If you are 18 or over, you cannot be at THE ROC unless you are an approved older or adult volunteer.

As you become too old for THE ROC, we encourage you to connect with one of our supporting churches and continue to grow through God's Word and Sacrament. We want our relationship with you, and your relationship with our Savior God, to continue. God be with you.

As a youth attending THE ROC, I value, and agree to follow, these policies so that THE ROC will always remain a place of safety and respect. I understand that if I do not follow these policies, I will have to face the consequences determined by THE ROC staff, which could include dismissal from participating in THE ROC program. I understand that being able to attend THE ROC is a privilege, not a right.

As a parent/guardian, I will encourage my child to follow these policies and support the decisions of the staff so that THE ROC will remain a place of safety and respect. 

SIGNED BY TEEN:   ______________________   Please also print your name:  ______________________

SIGNED BY PARENT:  _____________________  Please also print your name:  _____________________

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