1) I understand that my child/children may participate in
physical activities such as those held during Game Time. As with any
physical activity, there is a risk of injury, I fully accept this risk.
By signing this permission slip, I release and hold harmless, The
Tabernacle, its pastors, trustees, officers, employees, interns, and any
volunteers from any liability, past or future, fully and completely,
even injury resulting in death.
2) In the
event of an emergency that requires medical treatment for the above
named child/children, I understand every effort will be made to contact
me or my emergency contact. However, if I/we cannot be reached, I
authorize the staff, Awana volunteers, or designated medical
professionals to secure the services of a licensed physician to provide
the care necessary for my child's well-being. I assume responsibility
for all costs connected to any accident or treatment of my child.
I grant permission for a photo of my child to appear in an unpublished
club directory to be used by Awana Leaders only. I also give permission
for photo(s) of my child to appear among other general club photos, on
The Tabernacle website, and on The Tabernacle Awana Facebook page as
long as there is no identifying information shown.
I grant permission for my child to travel to/from Awana Club events
with an adult leader. Any such event will be clearly communicated with
word discipline has the same root meaning as disciple, which means learner or
follower. This root meaning implies a leader-follower relationship in
which the follower learns about proper conduct. The purpose of discipline
is to teach Christ-like behavior, not merely a set of rules. To
discipline is to teach or mold, resulting in a happy, well-adjusted
individual. Discipline is something done for the child, not to the
child. Discipline results in an organized, smooth-running club.
Awana uses two methods to deal with discipline. The
first is the Five-Count and is used for a group of clubbers. The person
in charge raises his or her hand and begins the five-count by slowly and loudly
counting to five. By the count of five, clubbers are to be quiet and
lined up or sitting straight.
The second method is the Three-Count and is used for an individual
clubber who continues to misbehave after repeated correction; this method
follows the three-strikes-and-you’re-out philosophy. We will not allow an
unruly child to be a distraction to the whole club.
- A One
Count is a warning that the clubber is disobeying one of the
- A Two
Count means the clubber has continued to disobey club guidelines and
must talk with the club Director and/or Commander.
- If a clubber
receives a Three Count a parent will be called.The parent will be expected to review club
guidelines with their child. The clubber may return to club when they are ready
to follow the club guidelines.
If the clubber agrees to behave and returns
to club, but continues to cause problems and receives a Three Count, then the
Director will inform the Commander of the nature of the problem. The Commander
will inform the parents of the misbehavior again and that the clubber has been
suspended from Awana for one week. Again, explaining that the clubber is
welcome back to club after his/her one week suspension if they agree to abide
by the club guidelines.
prayer in Awana is that all children in our ministry come to know, love, and
serve Jesus Christ. Because a habitually misbehaving, disrespectful, and/or
disruptive child could potentially keep other children from hearing or
understanding God’s love, a Discipline Committee has been formed.
A Discipline Committee, consisting of the
Awana Commander, a staff member of The Tabernacle and if necessary the Director
of the club involved, will evaluate each suspension. This committee will
determine the length of suspension for each incident. After the second
suspension, expulsion will be considered. The Discipline Committee will handle
the severity of discipline after the first suspension.
The Awana leaders realize family
situations may affect a child’s behavior. We encourage you to let your child’s
Awana leader know if there is any situation that may help us in ministering to
your child. This helps the Awana leader to potentially minister to the child as
opposed to just viewing a situation or action as a discipline problem.
Awana has only a few guidelines for
clubbers. They are as follows:
- Clubbers must respect and obey all leaders
- Clubbers must respect fellow clubbers
- Pushing, shoving, hitting nor roughhousing is not allowed
- Respectful language should always be used. No
- Stealing will not be tolerated.
*By signing below, I certify that I have read and understand the above
Awana Discipline Policy at The Tabernacle.