TRUTH SCHOOL 2022

Topic: The Bible — The Word of God

Dear Churches and Families Sending Young People to the Oklahoma City Truth School

 

Please carefully read through the following points of information.

 

It is a real joy and privilege for the churches in the Oklahoma City metro area to host the Truth School each summer for our young people. In addition to having our local young people and workers join, we greatly benefit by having young people and workers come to the Oklahoma City area from out of town and out of state. Because of the growth of the Truth School each year we need to continually review and update policies so the experience for our young people remains very positive; therefore, you may notice some changes from previous years.

I.  Dates:  Monday, July 25th through Wednesday, August 3rd

 

II. Registration, Fees, and Deadline

  • Registration is electronic but some documents MUST be filled out, signed, and either uploaded to the registration form or emailed to truthschool@gmail.comYour registration is not complete until you pay and submit required documents. Please do so within 3 days of registering. If we do not receive the payment and required documents by the final payment deadline of July 17, your registration will be dropped.  

  • If you need to make payments toward your registration fee, you may make a non-refundable down payment of $100 within a week of your registration to secure it.  The remaining balance will need to be paid in full by July 17, or your registration will be dropped

  • You will receive an email confirmation within a week of payment.  If you do not receive an email confirmation within a week after payment, please contact Nancy Morgan as soon as possible, (405) 535-4778 or churchfinancial@yahoo.com.

  • Note: Please clearly identify what you are making a payment for, and include the name(s) of those you are making a payment for (e.g. "Truth School for John and Jane Doe")

  • All required documents can be found in section VI below. 

 

  • Fees

-  Truth School YP: $300 for the first child in a family, $275 for each additional child

-  Truth School Workers: $150 (plus $17 for lesson book)

-  Truth School Workers-in-Training (WITs): $300

  • Firm Registration Deadline: Lord’s Day, July 10

  • Registration Checklist:

            ❑  Online registration for YP and Workers/WITs

            ❑   Consecration Agreements

            ❑   Medical Release Form

            ❑   Release of Liability Agreements

            ❑   Payment

 

!!! REGISTER NOW !!!

III. Worker's Orientation, First Day & Last Day

  • We will have a workers' orientation via Zoom on Monday, July 18, from 8:30-9:30pm

  • Truth School will begin on Monday afternoon, July 25. Check-in will begin at 5:00pm and end at 6:15pm. Pizza and salad will be available from 5:30-6:15pm.  There will be a mandatory workers' prayer and fellowship at 6:15pm.  Simultaneously, the YP will begin Truth School with singing and prayer at 6:15pm in the main room of the meeting hall.  The first meeting and general orientation will begin at 7:00pm. We recommend everyone to arrive at 5:00pm.

  • Truth School will conclude Wednesday, August 3rd with graduation and awards around 12:00pm.

 

IV. Worker and Car Requirements

  • Sending localities must provide one worker for every three young people for Truth School.

  • Each worker who comes must have a car to use for the entire time.  Please fellowship with James Kennedy by phone at 405-314-7739 or by email at jameskennedy.ok@gmail.com if you have a situation that makes this difficult.

  • In extenuating situations workers may team up to each cover half of the time.  Please first fellowship regarding this by calling James Kennedy at 405-314-7739 or e-mail at jameskennedy.ok@gmail.com.  If workers split the time they must:

  1. Cover the spot for the entire period of the Truth School with no gaps

  2. Be of the same gender and general maturity

  3. Have no more than two workers teaming up to cover the time

  • We MAY require a background check for all workers this year.  We have not done this in the past, but if we can get a good system in place before Truth School begins, we may do so.  We will send out an email announcement with information and instructions if we decide to do it this year and have a good system in place.

  • We encourage COLLEGE STUDENT Workers to serve with Truth School.

  • Recent High School graduates will be considered Truth School helpers (WITs), but still must pay full tuition ($300).

  • We cannot receive YP with special needs, unless accompanied at all times by a parent as the worker, and must be approved in fellowship with James Kennedy, who can be contacted via phone at 405-314-7739 or by email at jameskennedy.ok@gmail.com. This parent cannot be counted as part of the 1:3 ratios of workers to young people and must be the same gender.

  • We expect that the workers will be committed to the Truth School including being willing to pray, serve and coordinate, and to follow all requirements (e.g., dress code) listed in the worker and WIT consecration agreements in section VI below.

 

V. What to Bring and Not Bring to Truth School

  1. Sleeping bag or bedding

  2. Personal towel and toiletries

  3. Recovery Version of the New Testament, please bring one of the red pocket sizes if possible.

  4. Sisters must wear dresses or skirts to all morning Truth School meetings. Skirts and dresses should come two inches below the knee when sitting. Long pants may be worn during evening meetings. No shirts are allowed that require a camisole or layering to be acceptable.  If wearing a t-shirt, please only wear Truth School or church-related t-shirts.  High heeled shoes are not to be worn.

  5. Brothers must wear long pants in all Truth School meetings. Nice jeans are acceptable. Pants should not be too tight or baggy or have holes, cuts or patches. No hats should be worn in the meeting. Undergarments must not be showing. If this is the case, we will ask you to change your pants. Pulling your shirt down over your pants is not a solution.  In all morning meetings brothers must wear either a collared shirt (button up or polo) or a Truth School or church-related t-shirt.  Brothers may not wear earrings.

  6. No sleeveless or tight-fitting shirts may be worn by either brothers or sisters at any time or place.

  7. No shirts bearing inappropriate logos or displaying improper slogans may be worn.

  8. Long loose-fitting shorts that come to the knee should be worn for recreation, if not wearing pants or sweats. Form fitting exercise pants are permitted during activity time but must be worn under shorts.

  9. No flip-flops are allowed. This includes recreation time. Tennis shoes or sneakers that do not leave black scuffs must be worn for recreation in the gym. 

  10. Clothing violations will be enforced. Expect to be asked to change your clothes if they do not match the dress code.

  11. No magazines, books, iPods, MP3s, tablets, rubik’s cubes, electronic games, dice, cards, fidget spinners or pocketknives are allowed. 

  12. Cell phones may be brought for the purpose of contact with parents but will be kept and regulated by the workers. No text messaging is allowed at any time. Any smart watches will need to be given to the worker.

 

VI. Required Documents

  1. Medical release form

  2. YP consecration agreement

  3. Worker consecration agreement

  4. WIT consecration agreement

  5. YP release of liability

  6. Worker/WIT release of liability