What Would You Do?

Monday, July 29th, 2019

You are a volunteer in the youth area of your organization and also the mother of one of the youth. Your teenager tells you she saw the youth pastor at the mall alone with one of the teens in her Bible study. What do you do?

While it would be easy for you to overlook this as not a big deal, this isn’t information that you should keep to yourself. The youth pastor has violated the important safety rule of always having two adults around when with a young person from the church. The right thing to do in this situation is to speak with the church’s pastor and let them know what your child witnessed at the mall.

In any church or faith-based organization, it’s important that rules be followed every time in order to protect the children, youth and vulnerable adults of the organization. The pastor needs to be aware of the situation, and the youth pastor needs to be held accountable for violating the church’s policy.