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Children's Ministry 2014

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Transcript of Children's Ministry 2014

The Community
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Structure
Volunteers will serve one Sunday a month at both 9 and 11 o’clock – We cannot as a church over-extend our volunteers. This has lead to and will continue to lead to burn out, which will never communicate the Gospel the way it was intended. Our ministry is two-fold, we must minster to the children and the teachers; if the teachers are worn out and feel ineffective, we are doing the body a disservice. Many ministries are based on the need for volunteers to simply help out, but this ministry is vital to the church’s health and growth, therefore one must have a passion and calling to serve in this ministry.


Lessons
Curriculum
We strive ourselves on being a church that teaches the Word of God, unashamedly in addition to striving to execute with excellence and effectiveness. With this being said, our Children’s Ministry should operate at the same level and capacity.
Teachers
Passionate
Mature
Versatile/Flexible
Notify Leader for supplies at the latest by Wednesday of the week they serve
Every volunteer’s contact information needs to be updated
Feel free to come in during the week to prepare lessons, make copies and gather materials
Hold work-shops on various topics, such as lesson planning.
Reward students for bringing Bibles
Salvation must be taught – repeatedly
Each week we have to extend the opportunity for children to accept Christ (its hard to believe that in over a month we have not had one child give their life to Christ), or we do not know about it in leadership.
We have to not be doing ministry together and not life together. We walk by and sometimes know of people, yet never know or make an effort to remember someone’s name. More than a ministry, we have to be a family – laughing, praying, venting, etc.
Children's Ministry Open House
Marketing the ministry through the communications team at NCBF
Romans 12:9-13 NKJV
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.

Conclusion
Matthew 19:13-15
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” 15 And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
If we do not begin to go above the average in the children’s ministry, we will suffer as a church. Research supports that over 80% of people give their life to Christ in the elementary grades. We are not just ministering to the children, but families and not just families that come into the church. We have dedicated admirable, effective volunteers that serve tirelessly with little complaint. The least we can do as a church staff is provide the care and education of the Gospel to their children while they serve. There must be a balance in our ministry that caters to all hearts involved. Jesus said, let the children come to him, do not hinder them and we should have the Faith of a child. In the amount of time that I have served as Interim Coordinator, I have learned how to observe before change, understand before change, now it is time to reorganize and re-assess.
Shirts
Name tags with pictures
Arrive by 8:25
Light Breakfast/Devotional/Prayer
Volunteers receive CD of the service they serve
Ministry Position descriptions will be updated and given

This will allow for a dynamic and effective experience for both the teachers and the students)
• 1st-4th Grade Worship Service in Rooms 28 and 29
• 5th and 6th Graders in Fellowship Hall
• All classrooms shift down rooms to accommodate the Preschool group, which is the largest group.
This allows for more space.
This group will always be the largest
Stress off of teachers and students
Teachers can split groups or combine rooms
• Max number of students
20 per classroom (2 Teachers)
One-on-One with students with Special Needs
• Welcome Room
Make this room more kid-friendly with toys and snacks for the children.
Use the television from the children’s wing and mount it in the welcome room.
• All Day Serve Ministry – There are a number of children whose parents serve from 7:45 or earlier until 1:00 or later. This causes irritability and boredom in their second session of the class. I propose that these children would attend their class at 9:00, then be provided a light lunch in a separate room. First-Sixth grade would go back to their second class and preschoolers would watch a movie while lying on soft mats until service is over.
o We would ask for a love offering or rotate among parents, who would bring lunch each week.
• Teen Volunteers – Teens will be used each week, but scheduled to teach and prepare them to prayerfully one day be teachers in the ministry.
Community service hours
Training by Tory Coats in First Aid and CPR

Combine Groups
Snacks
As Christians we should consider the health of our students physical body as well as their spiritual body. Classes should have time to get up and move and have a healthy snack.

The curriculum must be developmentally appropriate
Engaging, interactive and relevant
Students at any age cannot sit the entire service!
Our culture
Well-laid out
Cost-efficient
Worship Songs
There are lessons that can be taught to the toddlers (A climber would be a huge asset)

Budget
We must invest in this ministry in this day in age or we will miss our chance to minister to the lost and grow His people.
Healthier Snacks for Sundays and Mid-Week
Quality Curriculum average $3-500/Quarter
Materials are essential every week to carry out lessons
Bibles
We need to invest in more trips to the library versus movies.
Currents CDs/DVDs feature kids from the late ,'90s
We waste money on paper when certain elements can be paperless
9 o’clock snacks should not be chips, instead more breakfast-like snacks, such as granola bars, bagels, yogurt, etc.
11 o’clock can be something not as healthy, such as popcorn or fruit, or even a snack made in class as a part of the lesson.
A lot of research has been linked to between behavioral issues and sugared and dyed foods.
Closet needs to be re-organized and more stored in the classrooms.

Children's Ministry 2014
• Lead Teacher
• Assistant Teacher
• Registrar – This position will serve to register incoming children and visitors. They will also coordinate classrooms, providing supplies for teachers when needed and conducting Preschool bathroom breaks.
• Wednesday Teacher (2)
• Wednesday Assistant (2)
• Wednesday Night Co-op – This teacher will be a parent from the Women’s Gotta do What a Woman’s Gotta do Life Group. This serves as help for these mothers that need care for their un-potty trained children. (As the need grows, we will provide a CM teacher)
• Ministry Caregiver –This person will coordinate and provide care for All Day Service Ministry.
• Sunday One-on-One – This teacher will serve specifically with students that have Special Needs, shadowing and redirecting the students in the classroom.
• Welcome Room Associate – Serve in the Welcome Room to oversee and provide snacks and assistance to parents.
• Teen Volunteer
• Shepherds


Routine and Maintenance
Sanitation
– After each 11 o’clock service teacher must sanitize entire room with bleach and water. I will make water each morning.
• Send out or post exposure notices
• Remind parents in writing that if their child is sick, please do not bring them to Children’s Church.
• Sippy cups used in the toddler room must be labeled each service and washed in a dish washer before the following week.

Bathrooms
– Too many children need to go to the bathrooms, and the younger children have to go more often meaning too many kids out of the room for too long.
• Preschoolers, both boys and girls, will use the boys bathroom across the hall. Doors will remain propped open the whole day.
• Older kids will go with a partner to the other bathrooms, taking a bathroom pass with them.

Wednesday and Thursday Night
• These cannot be laid back nights with no structure, no volunteer leading to no growth.
• I know movies are easy, but we cannot use them as our crutch

Class Schedules
– Each age/grade should have a schedule/routine. Children need routine to feel safe and ready to learn.
• Schedules will be posted by classroom and should be followed to ensure balance and effective learning.

The Community
(The Brand)
The Children’s Ministry at New Community Bible Fellowship has been referred to as Kommunity Kids for its entire existence. As we come upon New Community’s twentieth anniversary, we should keep this ministry aligned with the vision of community. Kommunity Kids should truly be a community of its own. My vision for the Children’s wing is a real community, like those we see as we drive down the street.
Every Sunday welcoming you and your child with a smile, directing you down our one way street. Children's worship music is softly playing throughout the community. Your children have their own classroom, including their own worship service. Each classroom has a street sign, as each is a new avenue in their walk with Christ. Mailboxes will line the halls outside of each classroom, where take home lessons and newsletters will be available. A community restroom will be available for preschoolers on the same floor. Bulletin boards are vibrant and kid-centered, with child’s work and photographs of classroom highlights and current events.

• Lead Teacher
• Assistant Teacher
• Registrar – This position will serve to register incoming children and visitors. They will also coordinate classrooms, providing supplies for teachers when needed and conducting Preschool bathroom breaks.
• Wednesday Teacher (2)
• Wednesday Assistant (2)
• Wednesday Night Co-op – This teacher will be a parent from the Women’s Gotta do What a Woman’s Gotta do Life Group. This serves as help for these mothers that need care for their un-potty trained children. (As the need grows, we will provide a CM teacher)
• Ministry Caregiver –This person will coordinate and provide care for All Day Service Ministry.
• Sunday One-on-One – This teacher will serve specifically with students that have Special Needs, shadowing and redirecting the students in the classroom.
• Welcome Room Associate – Serve in the Welcome Room to oversee and provide snacks and assistance to parents.
• Teen Volunteer
• Shepherds

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