Children’s Ministry Volunteers
Church members and their children aged 12 and over are encouraged to serve with us in Children’s Ministry! Below you can find more information about how our Children’s Ministry works. To help out, complete the Children’s Ministry Worker Application and return it to SaraJane Strylowski via the church office or email. All volunteers working in Children’s Ministry go through an application process, background screening, and training.
Serving in Children’s Ministry: An Overview
Children’s Ministry (CM) operates on a school-year calendar, with positions starting in September and continuing through August. Teachers and some helpers serve one month at a time for three months a year and other helpers serve one week per month. All serving schedules end up with about 13 serving opportunities. All CM positions have mandatory training: in August for teachers and September for all helper positions.
Each year we hold a teacher training session in August and a teacher workshop in the winter to prepare and equip teachers.
Teachers serve for three non-consecutive months and arrive at 9:30 a.m. and prepare their classroom until 10:00 a.m. Class time runs from 10:45 – 11:40 a.m. We aim for 32 – 36 teachers to provide CM classes to children from age 2 through 4th grade.
Helpers serve one week per month, report to the One’s room by 10:30 a.m., and serve until all children are picked up and the room is cleaned up, around 11:50 a.m. We need 16 helpers for the One’s.
We take the safety and protection of children seriously, and desire to provide a safe atmosphere for the children in CM. Our Child Protection Guidelines are published on the church website or available from the church office. We are committed to upholding these guidelines by limiting those who serve to members and children of members aged 12 – 18.
If you would like to participate in Children’s Ministry, please complete the CM Staffing Form. If you have additional questions, please contact SaraJane Strylowski.