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First Day of Class–CANCELED

September 2, 2020

Fall 2020

First Day of Class!

We must reiterate our gratitude and love for Christ Community Church and the continued dialogue we have been able to have with them as we do our best to navigate through these troubling times. Christ Community Church’s desire, per their response to our concerns, is to allow as much ministry as they can in their building, while still following the requirements of city and state officials. We appreciate their Christ-like example in honoring God and obeying the laws of the land.
Because of the difficult position that the CCC is in to adhere to ever changing guidelines, it has been difficult for them to create a policy for us to follow. State guidelines require social distancing and strongly recommend wearing masks. Building capacity is ever changing and it is unknown what that will be once the semester begins or if it will stay the same. We have many concerns for our large group and how we can observe these guidelines while upholding iFamily’s vision and mission, and bylaws.
After much prayerful discussion and review of the iFamily Vision and Mission statement, bylaws, policies and procedures, the iFamily Board has voted to take a sabbatical from the 2020 Fall semester at Christ Community Church.
❖ We INVITE iFamily mentors, members and associate members, if you so choose, to please utilize the iFamily Facebook Group to organize classes, groups, clubs or gatherings to be taught or experienced in your homes, over Zoom, in the park or in nature. This option is just that—OPTIONAL. If you feel uncomfortable with this, you are not required to participate.
***Mentors/parents will have complete stewardship over classes they offer. Although we hope classes offered will maintain iFamily’s vision and mission, the iFamily Board will not be held responsible for class content or activities. PLEASE work out details between mentors, parents and students. And PLEASE be 100% responsible for the choices you make with your understanding of current events.
❖ Please REGISTER for the iFamily Member Sabbatical if you are a current or former member of iFamily for $10 by SEPTEMBER 1, 2020. We will be cleaning out the Facebook group of all unregistered members after this date. Don’t miss out!
In order to continue relationships and keep track of current iFamily Membership, moving forward iFamily Members who wish to take a sabbatical or period of rest must register for an iFamily Member Sabbatical and pay $10/year. Members on sabbatical continue communication, connection, and off-campus participation within the iFamily and iTeen communities while they take semesters or years away from iFamily Membership and on-campus classes.
An iFamily Member on Sabbatical retains all privileges of an iFamily Member in good standing and may choose to register during any future iFamily Member registration.
❖ Associate Members, please renew your ASSOCIATE Membership for $10 by September 1, 2020. We will be cleaning out the Facebook group of all unregistered associates after this date. Don’t miss out!
iFamily Associate Membership is for families who desire communication, connection, and participation in off-campus activities within the iFamily and iFamily youth communities for $10/year running September – August.
*Please refer to the Registration Procedure for future iFamily Membership opportunities when they become available.
❖ Compass Sisters, please register for the Compass/iFamily Sister Benefit by September 1, 2020. We will be cleaning out the Facebook Group of all unregistered Compass Sisters after this date. Don’t miss out!
The following option is for members of Compass Family Cooperative who have paid membership fees to Compass and are taking on-campus classes with Compass.
Members of Compass Family Cooperative, iFamily Leadership Academy's Sister Organization, are invited to become Associate Members of iFamily. Associate members are families who desire communication, connection, and participation in off-campus activities within the iFamily and iFamily youth communities. The $10/year fee for iFamily Associate Members is waved for current members of Compass Family Cooperative.
*If you have not paid membership fees to Compass Family Cooperative for the 2020 Fall Semester, please register as an iFamily Associate Member and pay $10 to continue in the Facebook group and to stay connected to iFamily. Thank you!
The iFamily Board is committed to the future of iFamily Leadership Academy and you have our word that we will not drop the ball here! We will be continuing our monthly board meetings, member meetings, and will continue to think outside of the box. We will continue to monitor the volatile nature of the world around us and stay in communication with Christ Community Church to hopefully return for a Spring 2021 semester.
We are confident in our decision for iFamily Leadership Academy this semester and know that God truly is mindful of our organization. We are looking forward to the variety of ways that iFamily Members, Associates, and Compass Sisters move forward. We can look at this situation in two of many different ways. 1. As a CHALLENGE or 2. As an OPPORTUNITY. We hope this decision blesses the lives of iFamily members.
Thank you for your continued love and support!
The iFamily Board


September 2, 2020


Christ Community Church