volunteering: journey kids ministry

Kids church isn't just a place for the kids to be kept busy so mom and dad can enjoy service. At Journey Kids, we strive to begin children of all backgrounds on their journey to know the love of God and to help them grow and develop a lasting relationship with Him along the way. It is our goal to connect kids to other believers and to teach them how they can reach their world. Our job is to make every child be safe, engaged, and to have fun learning about Jesus!


We have several areas for people to get involved in many ways! Come join us!

Journey Kids Volunteer Roles

There are several avenues under the umbrella of the kids ministry in which we'd love to have you volunteer. These include:

  • Purpose of Position (Your WIN– As a check in assistant, we need you to welcome kids and families with a big smile and to be on the lookout for new families who need help finding their way around. You win when kids feel welcomed and cared for as soon as they walk through the doors so they’ll be more likely to connect in Journey Kids


    Time Commitment – Approximately 45 mins a month


    Length of Commitment – One year


    Description – The Journey Kids check in assistant will enter into a monthly rotation of people who will assist with checking in kids to their designated areas. If a team member is not able to make it on the day of his/her normal rotation he/she may either trade dates with someone else or just notify Victoria Settle of his/her absence so they can be sure they have adequate help.


    Expectations

    • Arrive 30 mins early to be there to greet parents and children.

    • Help create & maintain a welcoming environment where children

      feel valued and accepted.

    • Be polite, friendly, and courteous to parents.

    • Make yourself familiar with Planning Center’s child check in

      software.

    • Enter new families information into the system.

    • Troubleshoot technical issues with check in system.
    • Ensure visiting children receive Kids welcome bag.


    Skills Needed -

    • Satisfactory completion of a background check.
    • Ability to learn Planning center check in software.
    • Ability to take instruction.
    • Ability to direct families and answer questions.


  • Purpose of Position (Your WIN– As a helper, you will invest in the lives of kids to encourage authentic faith. You win when kids have meaningful interactions during small group time that influence their faith in Jesus and deepen their relationships with others.


    Time Commitment – Approximately 2-4 hours a month
    ** Helpers can decide their level of time commitment (Once a month, twice a month, etc)


    Length of Commitment – One year


    Description – The Journey Kids volunteer will enter into a monthly rotation of people who will provide practical support and administrative assistance to the Kids Pastor during Sunday morning service. They will assist in executing a ministry strategy that disciples children and equips, supports, and partners with parents for the overall discipleship of their family. If a team member is not able to make it on the day of his/her normal rotation he/she may either trade dates with someone else or just notify Victoria Settle of his/her absence so they can be sure they have adequate help.


    Expectations

    • Arrive 15 mins early to be there to greet parents and babies.
    • Help create & maintain a welcoming environment where children feel valued and accepted.
    • Be polite, friendly, and courteous and seek to develop good trusting relationships with all children, parents, and volunteers.
    • Read through the lesson (online) before you get here on Sundaymorning. Everything will be ready and waiting, but make sure you know what you need to do.
    • Devote the time you are here on Sunday morning totally to the kids in your group – give them all of your attention. Make this the best hour of their week!
    • Accompany the kids during Large Group. Sit with them and worship with them. Direct them and engage them to the lesson, if necessary.
    • Assist children with crafts, games, and other activities.
    • Stay until the children are secured with the adult named on checkin tags
    • Communicate with parents
    • Assist with clean up/tear down of kids church room


    Skills Needed -

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Satisfactory completion of a background check.

    • Must be in good health, able to bend, stoop, lift, and physically

      take care of children.

    • Ability to take instruction from lead teacher.

    • Demonstrate a basic love for children.


  • Purpose of Position (Your WIN– As a nursery volunteer, we need you to show the love of Jesus to our babies ages 0-2 years. You win when babies feel loved and nurtured and parents feel at ease knowing that their babies are safe and cared for.


    Time Commitment – Approximately 2 hours a month


    Length of Commitment – One year


    Description – The nursery volunteer will enter into a monthly rotation of people who be responsible for caring for babies during service. If a team member is not able to make it on the day of his/her normal rotation he/she may either trade dates with someone else or just notify Victoria Settle of his/her absence so they can be sure they have adequate help.


    Expectations

    • Arrive 15 mins early to be there to greet parents and babies.
    • Be polite, friendly, and courteous and seek to develop good
    • trusting relationships with all children, parents, and volunteers.
    • Provide age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing
    • diapers, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with babies through toys, stories, and play.
    • Change diapers as needed
    • Stay until the children are secured with the adult named on check in tags
    • Communicate with parents
    • Assist with tear down of nursery


    Skills Needed -

    • Must be at least 18 years of age (Unless accompanied by adult)
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check.
    • Must be in good health, able to bend, stoop, lift, and physically take care of children.
    • Demonstrate a basic love for children.


  • Purpose of Position – As a preschool teacher, we need you to provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to preschoolers ages 3-4 years. You win when preschoolers feel safe and excited to learn about Jesus through a variety of methods.


    Time Commitment – Approximately 2-4 hours a month
    ** Teachers can decide their level of time commitment (Once a month, twice a month, etc)


    Length of Commitment – One year


    Description – The preschool teacher volunteer will enter into a monthly rotation of people who be responsible for caring for and teaching preschoolers during service. All lessons and supplies will be provided ahead of time. If a team member is not able to make it on the day of his/ her normal rotation he/she may either trade dates with someone else or just notify Victoria Settle of his/her absence so they can be sure they have adequate help.


    Expectations

    • Arrive 15 mins early to be there to greet parents and children.
    • Review lessons ahead of time and be prepared to teach.
    • Use ministry grid website to access lessons.
    • Be polite, friendly, and courteous and seek to develop good
    • trusting relationships with all children, parents, and volunteers.
    • Provide age-appropriate care which includes: singing songs, playing games, assisting with crafts, maintaining a safe environment, escorting to the restroom, and cheerfully interacting with preschoolers through crafts, music, stories, and play.
    • Stay until the children are secured with the adult named on check in tags
    • Communicate with parents
    • Assist with clean up/tear down of preschool room

    Skills Needed -

    • Must be at least 18 years of age.

    • Satisfactory completion of a background check.

    • Must be in good health, able to bend, stoop, lift, and physically

      take care of children.

    • Must be able to access online curriculum and follow a provided

      lesson to teach the children.

    • Demonstrate a basic love for children.


  • Purpose of Position (Your WIN– As a preschool helper, we need you to assist the teacher in providing dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to preschoolers ages 3-4 years. You win when preschoolers feel safe and excited to learn about Jesus through a variety of methods.


    Time Commitment – Approximately 2-4 hours a month
    ** Helpers can decide their level of time commitment (Once a month, twice a month, etc)


    Length of Commitment – One year


    Description – The preschool helper volunteer will enter into a monthly rotation of people who be responsible for assisting in caring for preschoolers during service. If a team member is not able to make it on the day of his/her normal rotation he/she may either trade dates with someone else or just notify Victoria Settle of his/her absence so they can be sure they have adequate help


    Expectations

    • Arrive 15 mins early to be there to greet parents and babies.

    • Assist the teacher in classroom management of children.

    • Be polite, friendly, and courteous and seek to develop good

      trusting relationships with all children, parents, and volunteers.

    • Assist in age-appropriate care which includes: singing songs,

      playing games, assisting with crafts, maintaining a safe environment, escorting to the restroom, and cheerfully interacting with preschoolers through crafts, music, stories, and play.

    • Stay until the children are secured with the adult named on check in tags

    • Communicate with parents

    • Assist with clean up/tear down of preschool room

    Skills Needed -

    • Must be at least 18 years of age. (Unless accompanied by adult)

    • Satisfactory completion of a background check.

    • Must be in good health, able to bend, stoop, lift, and physically

      take care of children.

    • Ability to take instruction from lead teacher.

    • Demonstrate a basic love for children.


Sign me up!

If any of these roles interest you, take just a moment to fill out the Ministry Interest Form which is linked below. This does not commit you to any role, but will get you connected with the leader of that role so we can provide you with the information you need to make that decision.


To note: Any roles within the Kid's Ministry, Youth Ministry, or Security Team require background checks which would be completed after discussion with the team leader and the commitment to the role.


MINISTRY INTEREST FORM