Christian Youth Fellowship
I Timothy 4:12 "Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity."
Welcome to Christian Youth Fellowship!
This is a brand new forum for our youth, so please read our new rules carefully!
Age Limitations/Forum Structure
We have removed the age limit to facilitate Christian mentoring and allow members to share and fellowship with each other, focusing on our ability to share and learn from each other in a multi-generational setting.
The purpose of this forum is to share perspectives and experience and grow together as the body of Christ, focusing on sound biblical teaching and discipleship.
Youth are permitted to discuss and fellowship with one another within the confines of a given topic. Members above 25 are allowed to give their input, but their posts must be addressed to the original poster of the thread.
The 'Youngest' Young Adults Subforum
You will notice a subforum for people ages 13 to 17. This forum is for youth ONLY to spend time in, and is a relaxed atmosphere where only the youth between these ages, and the board moderators, will be posting. Our youth between 13 and 17 are still welcome in our main youth forum (13-25).
How This Forum Ties Into The General Board Rules
The standard board wide rules apply to this forum as well as some clarification listed below. While this looks like a long list of dos and don’ts it really is just common sense items. We as moderators do not want to have to be police and want to enjoy fellowshipping like everyone else. Please help us out and together we can make this the best place on the internet for Christians to come together. If something looks wrong or out of place simply report the post using the triangle symbol in the upper right hand corner of the post.
If you post a link please put in a description of what the link is. This way people can decide whether they want to click on it, and don't end up visiting a site they may prefer not to visit. "Check this out" and "I can't believe this" are not considered acceptable descriptions.
Please do not link to sites that are not appropriate for Christians to be visiting - if you wouldn't send it to your pastor please think twice about posting it here.
If you see a link be aware of what it might lead to. While we all work towards keeping unsavoury links off the board it's impossible for us to catch everything the moment it is posted.
Also be aware that a link might appear to be something it isn't. Your browser should tell you the destination of a link if you hover your mouse over it, so use the following two links as an example of how things might not be what they seem:
Discussion of politics is currently not allowed in Christian Youth Fellowship. If you want to talk about the economy, job security, and things that affect your daily life, go right ahead. If you want to talk about how good/bad Bush was or how good/bad Obama is going to be, save your time typing, because it will be deleted.
If someone starts a thread about something unrelated to politics, don't bring politics into it. Firstly it derails the thread, and secondly it creates more work for moderators to delete your post.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that many people are bound by sexual immorality. We recognize that such issues do make some people uncomfortable, but to deny the existence of these issues is to simply concede ground to the enemy.
The official board stance on sexual immorality (which covers homosexuality, adultery, fornication, pornography, etc) is that it is sin and therefore not something that a Christian should be practicing.
Whenever these topics come up there's usually a few people who post repeatedly trying to justify the sin. This may be for a number of reasons, and we may tolerate it to a point, but we do have a line in the sand that we will not allow to be crossed.
If you have an addiction to something sexual in nature you can talk with us in our "Breaking the Chains" forum. It is also best to discuss anything sexual in our gender specific forums which are Solomon's Porch (for men) and Women At The Well (for women)
War-related topics (pro or con)
This is a tough subject, as people at all points in the political spectrum have different views which they believe in strongly. You are free to discuss your views on war, subject to the standard rules of discussion, but do so with respect.
Operational Security (OPSEC)
Intelligence collection and analysis are very much like assembling pieces of a puzzle. Small pieces of information may be obtained from many sources and then assembled to form the bigger picture.
The premise of OPSEC is that the accumulation of one or more elements of sensitive information could damage national security by revealing classified information. The goal of OPSEC as a countermeasures program is to deny an adversary pieces of the intelligence puzzle.
So with this in mind any posts dealing with the military or similar organisation can and will be reviewed and may be deleted without explanation. If your post is deleted please accept the decision of the moderation staff and do not repost it.
For the latest update to this OPSEC Rule, click here.
Posts Disappearing - Why Does This Happen?
If a thread disappears it may have been moved into the Controversial forum or it may have been deleted. If you posted something and it's not there any more you should have received a notice to explain why. Please don't post it again. Instead, come talk with us in the Chat to Moderators forum if you have a question!
If you receive an infraction
Sometimes people receive an infraction and promptly complain in Chat To The Moderators about it. However most messages from moderators are not infractions, merely a notice. Note: notices include the words "message only". We send a notice to let you know if we have done anything to your posts - this might be moving it to a more appropriate forum, editing it to comply with the rules, or deleting it if it is inappropriate.
The reason we use this system instead of just a private message is for accountability. In the past there have been members who have lied about what moderators had sent them in private messages. So we use this system to send messages and infractions to members and then both the member and all the mods can see what was written.
If you get a notice and would like to discuss it, please start a thread in Chat To The Moderators, please do not send a private message to the moderator who sent it to you.
Thank you for your time.
God bless, and enjoy the forum! Our prayers go with you as you post.