S.W.A.T. Accountability


Accountability Point System

S.W.A.T. Team uses a point system that is designed to help us hold each other accountable in the following areas:  Worship, Small Groups (SS), J.A.M., S.W.A.T. (Drama, Music, Dance, Discipleship), Quiet Times, Scripture Memorization, Prayer Life, Attitude, and Spiritual Growth.


Points
SS = 10 
Worship = 10 
J.A.M. = 10

S.W.A.T. = Drama - 15  Music - 15  Dance - 15 - Discipleship - 15

Memory Verse = 20
Quiet Times = 5 points/day up to 35 points per week.
Extra Quiet Times = 2
(Extra Quiet Times are defined as more than 7 in the same week.)

Scores are based on a six (6) week rolling average. A student can earn up to 145 points (or more including extra QT's) each week and must maintain a minimum average of 95 points to be eligible to represent our Student Worship & Arts Team in our Drama/Music/Dance Presentations. 

If a student misses a S.W.A.T. meeting they should turn in an accountability sheet at the next meeting so they will receive credit for the points they earned the previous week. 

Quiet Times 
You should spend 15-30 minutes daily reading God's Word, praying, and meditating on what He is saying to you.You need to keep a daily journal noting what scripture you read and what God is saying to you. You will have to show your notes to a SWAT leader in order to earn points for your Quiet Times.  Until further notice:  No assigned Quiet Times - Choose your own.            

Accountability Scores will not be posted. 
S.W.A.T. Leadership will monitor the scores and address issues with students as needed. 


S.W.A.T. DRESS CODE:

The following Dress Code Guidelines are for all activities, practices, events, and trips of the Oak Hill S.W.A.T. team. If you choose to wear something outside these guidelines, you will be asked to change your clothes or clothes will be provided. These rules are designed to protect the minds and hearts of our young men and women.
Our goal is to honor our Father in heaven in the way we dress and present ourselves to others. We want others to feel comfortable around us. Modesty is when we want others to be drawn to Christ and not ourselves.
Tops: All shirts/tops must have sleeves. They should not be revealing sitting or bending over (no cleavage showing). No midriffs should show even when the arms are raised. No inappropriate wording or symbols on shirts.
Shorts/Skirts: Shorts should be no more than three inches above the knee. (Bermuda shorts are usually a good length.) No underwear should show below the shorts or above the shorts, even when bending over. This is for guys and girls. We ask that you do not wear skirts to S.W.A.T. due to nature of the drama. 
Tightness: No garment should be so tight as to reveal the outline of under garments or body parts. This also applies to guys and girls. Leggings are not pants. Make sure your top covers your behind.
S.W.A.T. uniform is for performances and some service projects. You will be provided with a uniform t-shirt. You will need black cargo pants and black shoes. A uniform brings unity among the group. No one stands out in appearance and we are all there for one purpose - to share the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. 
..."Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example of the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity"... 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)

 

What is SWAT Challenge?

AKA "Boot Camp"

Basically the purpose of SWAT Challenge is to build team unity, help our students learn to work together, and learn to respect authority for the purpose of structure and efficiency on mission trips and other opportunities to share the Gospel. 

We do this by stretching our students a little further than they think they can go physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. There will be some running, calisthenics, and team building exercises, all designed to prepare them to be able to follow instructions and be an effective team on the mission field under adverse conditions:  long days, hot or cold or wet weather, unusual eating schedules, and other factors that will put them outside of their comfort zone. While the physical aspect of SWAT Challenge is a lot less daunting than we want them to believe going in, it is tough enough to help them gain confidence in their achievements and pride in completing the challenge. 

Safety and the physical well being of the students is the number one consideration at all times. We have a licensed Registered Nurse on the premises at all times to take care of any issues, although we do not expect any. 

The program fosters a "no man left behind" mentality based on the idea that we are a TEAM and our job is to take care of each other and succeed together. 

Also, during the course of the program we will have discipleship sessions focusing on what we call "Lifestyle Standards" (how  to make good choices in life based on God's Word and our "Identity in Christ").

We will also work on the basic skills we use on the mission field, i.e., sharing Christ one on one, personal testimonies, and becoming a leader. We will also work on our Kids Kamp (VBS) skills. 

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