JITOA (Jesus Is The Only Answer) is a very active group. The MCUMC Youth Group is for any individual that is in middle school on up through high school. We meet weekly on Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Wesley Outreach Center. During this time we do a Bible lesson, light supper and games. We use this time to get closer to God as well as each other. The youth also plan a mission activity and an outing monthly. The youth enjoy going to help elders in the church do yard work. The youth also enjoy getting together to go camping, riding go carts, bowling, concerts, and lock-ins.
Two-Adult Rule – Minimum supervisory standards will include the “Two-Adult Rule” The Two-Adult Rule requires that no matter the size of the group, two unrelated adults (defined as 2 adults not residing in the same household) shall be present with participants at all times. These adults shall have completed the ministry screening process. One of the two adults may be a “Roamer” who moves in and out of rooms.
Five-Years-Older Rule – Every adult responsible for supervision shall be at least 18 years of age and at least 5 years older than the oldest child or youth event participant. In the event that supervised programming for older youth is not provided by the Conference for any Conference-sponsored ministry or event (i.e. retreats, small groups, worship services, etc.), the parent or guardian shall be fully responsible for the supervision of the youth during the event. Said child/youth shall remain in the presence of the parent or guardian, and at no time be left alone and unsupervised. Should the parent or guardian arrange for their own child care/supervision of youth for the Conference-sponsored ministry event to occur within the event facility, said child care/youth supervision shall be in compliance with the Safe Sanctuaries policies and pro-cedures. If parents/guardians refuse to comply with Safe Sanctuaries policies and procedures they and their children will be asked to leave.
All activities should occur in open view. Each room or space where activities involving children, youth or vulnerable persons occur shall have visibility from an interior hallway or a connecting room by means of a window, a door with an uncovered window, or an open door.