Because your child is a minor, Lamar Avenue Church of Christ requires a consent for your child to seek advice and counsel from adults (youth minister, sponsors, interns, preacher, elders, etc). As the parent/guardian, it is your responsibility for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of your child; however, we need your consent to talk with your child when they approach us with emotional or spiritual problems. Sometimes their problems are of a sensitive nature which requires your knowledge that these conversations may occur now or in the future. This consent is for the benefit of your child and to protect the church and those working with your children.
If my child (named above) should seek the advice and/or counsel of a youth minister, sponsor, intern, preacher, elder, etc, for emotional and spiritual concerns, I consent to this interaction and understand that all conversations between the youth leader and my child exist for the benefit of my child, and that the youth leader will keep conversations confidential unless the he/she determines my child is in imminent danger of harming him/herself or others; however, youth leaders will always encourage parent/child interaction on these issue.