The only requirements to be an acolyte are that you are an active participant at First United Methodist Church of Americus and are currently in grade 3, 4, or 5.
As an acolyte you are a minister and a leader of the worship community. The best rule is that everything you do should be done with dignity and care in the simplest way possible so as not to distract the congregation. It is your role to show the joy and reverse of worship. You serve to Gove glory and praise to God. You are to be an outward and very visible sign of Christ's light... to be reliable, attentive, expectant, worship, confident, caring, careful, and joyful to serve the Lord with gladness