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Forever Friends Children's Ministry

A brief explanation of our church and children's ministry
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EUM Church

on 9 June 2013

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Transcript of Forever Friends Children's Ministry

Our Foundation Our Growth The Trunk Evangelical United Methodist Church
AKA: EUM

Mission:
"to bring others into a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and equip and mobilize God's people for ministry." Everything we do is rooted in communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. He is our cornerstone.
1 Peter 2:4-10 No matter what we do at EUM, We can plant, and we can water, but only God gives the growth to our efforts.
1 Corinthians 3:5-9 EUM Church The Branches Forever Friends Children's Ministry United Methodist Distinctives
Wesleyan quadrilateral.
Scripture is the lens through which we understand God
Reason
Experience
Tradition through the early church fathers ministries that make up EUM Children's
Ministry Youth
Ministry Adult
Ministry 1 Corinthians 12:12 Nursery Preschool Elementary M&M's Shout Bible Blast Small Groups Merge Special Events
& Retreats Young Adults Sages Men's
& Women's Let's talk about it... Forever Friends Children's Ministry Our Mission:
To excite children about a lifelong friendship with Jesus they can't wait to share! How Do We Achieve Our Mission? Through You, Our VOLUNTEERS!!!! Vision for Volunteers... We Envision Volunteers Who... ...feel like they have an ownership role in their ministry; volunteers who are ALL IN We Envision Volunteers Who... ...are able to develop lasting relationships in order to CONNECT with kids and each other What Can Volunteers Expect From Forever Friends? Faith Weaver Friends Preschool Babies Bible (Forever Friends) We Envision Volunteers who... are SERVING in the right positions based on their gifts and talents so that we can achieve excellence in how we 'excite children about a lifelong friendship with Jesus that they can't wait to share.' We Envision Volunteers Who... ...feel as though they have been appropriately 'equipped and mobilized for ministry.' We Envision Volunteers Who... ...are willing and able to 'equip and mobilize' future volunteers for ministry. We Envision Volunteers Who... ...make it a priority to WORSHIP, CONNECT, and SERVE on a regular basis. Forever Friends Will Work To... ...communicate the Forever Friends mission to the church in a clear manner on a consistent basis Forever Friends Will Work To... ...align all programs with EUM's and Forever Friend's missions Forever Friends Will Work To... ...place volunteers in positions based on their gifts and talents Forever Friends Will Work To... ...clearly communicate volunteer expectations Forever Friends Will Work To... ...maintain open communication with volunteers so that we are informed about what does and doesn't work Forever Friends Will Work To... ...provide encouragement and feedback to volunteers so that they can grow in their positions Forever Friends Will Work To... Forever Friends Will Work To... ...train and equip volunteers in their ministry area ...provide an atmosphere that allows volunteers to develop personal and lasting relationships with the kids and each other Family Fun Factory Critterland Preschool and Nursery Elementary M&Ms (Music and More) Wednesdays 5:30-6:15pm (dinner available beforehand)
Music Director, Drama Director, Visual Director, Assistant Director(s) Faith Weaver Friends Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm (dinner available beforehand)
Station Leader, Group Leader, Assistant Leader(s) Bible Blast Sundays during 8:30 Service
Coach, Music Coach, Memory Coach S.H.O.U.T (with New Curriculum!) Sundays during 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 Services
Small Group Leader, Classroom Greeter, Storyteller, Worship Leader, Stage Host, Technology Leader, Big Buddy, Summer Team Family Fun Factory Sunday Nursery Attendant Sundays during 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 service; Once per month Wednesday Nursery Attendant Wednesdays 5:30-8:00pm during the school year (Rotation TBD) Babies Bible Storyteller Sundays, 10-15 minutes during 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 service; Rotation (1 month on, 2 months off) Critterland Leader or Assistant Sundays during 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 service; Rotation (1 month on, 2 months off) Behind The Scenes Environment Team/Leader Hospitality Team/Leader Set-Up Team/Leader Assisted Check-In Attendant Forever Friends Ushers Substitute List We need YOU to help kids know that Jesus is their FOREVER FRIEND! If you feel ready to fill out the application today, please do so. You can turn it in before you leave.
If you aren't sure, please take the application home to pray about it. Then, turn it in if/when you are ready.
Our goal is to follow up with you some time in the upcoming week.
If anyone has any questions that you feel would be appropriate for the whole group, please ask. Otherwise, we will stick around for anyone who has any specific questions that need to be addressed. THANK YOU! Four Events throughout the year for families to come and experience God together!
Director, Crafts Coordinator, Food Coordinator, Games Coordinator, Advertising Coordinator, Decorations Coordinator
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