Frequently Asked Questions About Serving in Children’s Ministries

When do Children’s Ministries take place?

  • Sundays at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM
  • Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

What would I be doing?

  • Class Leaders – Teach Bible lessons using the curriculum provided, provide direction to the classroom assistants, and build relationships with the students and parents.
  • Class Assistants – Assist the leader with class responsibilities, help students participate actively in class activities, and build relationships with students and parents.
  • Nursery Servants – Provide quality care for infants.
  • Special Needs Aides – Help children with special needs participate in our classes. No experience necessary. Training provided.
  • Children’s Check-In Greeters – Distribute and collect security materials.  Register families who are new to our ministry

What’s the rotation?

  • Class leaders serve weekly for either the school-year or for the summer.
  • Class assistants serve weekly either the school-year or for the summer.
  • Nursery servants serve every fourth week.
  • Special needs aides serve weekly as needed.
  • Children’s Check-In Greeters serve weekly on a monthly rotation.

When would I start?

  • Summer Sunday Ministries: On the first Sunday in June
  • Fall Sunday Ministries: Typically on the third Sunday in August
  • Fall Wednesday Ministries: Typically on the third Wednesday in August

Would others be serving with me?

  • Each class will have at least two servants. Some classes may have as many as six.
  • The number of servants in a classroom depends on a number of variables including class size, age of the students, and the activities planned for the class.

Would I need to come up with my own material?

  • No. We provide curriculum for both Sunday and Wednesday teachers.
  • On Wednesdays, experienced teachers have more freedom in crafting lesson plans.

What curriculum would we use?

  • Our Sunday School classes use a solid Bible curriculum published by John MacArthur’s ministry called Generations of Grace.
  • Wednesday classes use a curriculum that emphasizes the growth of godly character.

When would I need to be there?

  • We ask all servants to arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the ministry session.
  • This allows sufficient time to prepare for the ministry session and welcome children.

How much out-of-class time would be involved?

  • Class leaders will need to spend some out-of-class time prepping for each week’s lesson.  We encourage leaders to use the class curriculum for their personal devotions.  This minimizes the amount of prep required and also tends to improve the leader’s passion for the lesson.
  • Class assistants may be asked by their class leaders to spend a limited amount of time prepping a craft, activity, or snack.
  • Little to no out-of-class time is required of Children’s Check-In greeters, special needs aides, and nursery workers.

If I were to serve on Sunday, would I have to miss out on worship or an ABF?

  • No. Our Sunday classes take place at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00. Many who serve in our ministry worship at one hour, attend ABF at another hour, and serve at a third hour.
  • For those who cannot attend three ministry sessions on Sunday, we offer a Wednesday evening ABF designed specifically for the adult discipleship needs of our Sunday morning Children’s Ministries servants.

What if I need to be absent?

  • We understand that there may be weeks when conflicts or illnesses would prevent you from serving.
  • In such cases, we would ask that you work with your coordinator to find a suitable substitute to take your place.

How do I sign up?

Trey GarnerTrey Garner
Trey Garner is the Pastor of Children's Ministries at Faith Church. He has been married to his wife Deb since 2001. They have two children named Noah and Lauren. Originally from Texas, Trey appreciates barnwood, armadillos, and Blue Bell Ice Cream.
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