Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church
Sunday, April 30, 2017
A House of HOPE
How you can help us help your child:
“Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”
The Awana ministry of TABC is here to help you as you strive to bring your children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Below are some tips on how you can help us as we work together to reach the goal of raising a generation of children, who know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Help children to attend Awana every week. Consistency will build friendships and achievement.
Be sure to arrive on time: Doors open & sign in begins at 5:45pm; Opening Ceremony at 6:00pm
Help your child (Sparks and T&T) to complete 1-2 sections in their handbook each week by studying their handbook with them. This will ensure they finish their handbook and receive the appropriate award at the end of the club year.
Encourage your child. Children have much more fun when Mom and Dad show interest in their accomplishments and help them learn.
For the safety of your child, we ask that you fill out a registration form and sign them in and out of club.
In order to have a safe, enjoyable and orderly environment, our club has established these basic guidelines. All clubbers are expected to follow them
· Bring your handbook, Bible, and wear your uniforms
· Clubbers should stop talking and be ready to listen when a leader begins the 5 Count
· Everyone should participate whether playing games, listening, studying, singing or any other club activity
· Please address your Awana leaders respectfully
· Be respectful to other clubbers property and person
Discipline is meant to be a loving approach to teaching children appropriate behavior. It comes from the word Disciple that means to teach or to mold. Children need discipline to become healthy, mature adults. The correct use of discipline involves standards, (expectations), rules (or policies), consequences and correction. Positive discipline seeks to instruct as well as change behavior, not punish.
To ensure safety and an environment conducive to learning, the following method of discipline will be enforced.
The Three Count Procedure:
1 – Count If a clubber acts inappropriately after gentle reminders he/she is given a 1 count.
2 – Count If misbehaving continues, (may not necessarily be the same misbehavior, but disruptive or unsafe), clubber is given a 2 count. Clubber is then taken to the Director who will give the clubber time to respond appropriately. If behavior is corrected, the clubber will return to the group.
3 – Count If misbehavior continues, clubber is given a 3 count. The child will be taken to the club Commander and parents will be contacted at this point. If needed, the clubber may be suspended for one week from club, but the commander will discuss in detail the situation leading to this point.