Adult Program Guidelines
The Adult Programming (AP) Committee coordinates adult classes, workshops, events, and ongoing activities for adults at the church. The AP Committee must include the Minister and the DRE and is otherwise open for membership.
Guidelines, Criteria, and Process for Approval of New Offerings
- Parties interested in providing a new class, workshop, group, presentation or some other happening are invited to the next scheduled Adult Programming (AP) meeting to share the idea for a new AP offering for consideration by the committee. If a teacher, leader or facilitator known by the committee makes a proposal, and the teacher, leader or facilitator has applicable experience, then a decision may be made regarding the proposal via e-mail or phone. The AP Committee approves or disapproves of a proposal utilizing predetermined criteria. Any substantive changes to an existing offering must also be reported to the committee.
- Use the Adult RE Program Proposal form to submit the proposal.
- Criteria for approval of proposed adult offerings:
- The primary purpose of the offering is to 'give back' to the church community.
- Some experience or training with the subject matter in relation to the material to be presented is required. For example: If no curriculum is being used, then the presenter must have some degree of content expertise in order to teach, lead or facilitate a class or group; if an established curriculum is being used, less experience with the subject matter may be necessary.
- Some experience teaching, leading or facilitating may be required.
- If the offering being proposed entails any physical or emotional risk taking on the part of participants, then at least one of the teachers, leaders or facilitators must have established experience in that capacity. Pairing a more experienced teacher, leader or facilitator with a potential teacher, leader or facilitator with less experience, but who is motivated to learn, will be encouraged.
- Once the offering is approved, the teacher, leader or facilitator must work through the LOUU Church Administrator to arrange a time and place for the event. firstname.lastname@example.org
- At least 1 month in advance, you should begin to let folks know about the class.
Ways to announce the class
- Send an e-mail with all the details to the Live Oak announce list.
- Put an announcement in the order of service for a few weeks before the first class. Send all announcements to email@example.com or leave in the Newsletter Editor box in Room 103, by Thursday at 5 PM. Announcement Guidelines:
- Keep it short: Any announcement longer than 3 sentences will be edited for length.
- Include contact information, a phone number and/or an email address.
- Indicate that this is an Announcement for the Order of Service.
- Write an article for the newsletter. The announcement in the order of service can be a reminder to check the newsletter for the details. Send all newsletter articles to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave in the Newsletter Editor box in Room 103. Check about the deadlines for the newsletter. It can be as early as the 20th of the month!
- Make a poster with class details, contact info and maybe even a sign-up sheet.
- Finally, send a paragraph describing the class and when and where it meets to the committee as soon as it is scheduled so we can add it to the Adult Programming master list.