Kids Ministry Leader Role Descriptions

It takes FOREVER to write succinct job descriptions for ministry positions in the church. Something that will quickly tell a person what the job is, what they will need to know or prepare and how much time in their week will it require. Here is what we’ve come up with for ministry. It is continually getting re-drafted!

 

Team Coordinator

Coordinate Lessons, Schedules or Volunteer/Classroom care for a specific ministry age group. Mid-week responsibilites might include volunteer scheduling, or lesson planning, or connecting with KidMin leaders. Once a month, supervise a Sunday service in Kids Ministry. Work with Pastor and Director to lead in a specific ministry area. Time commitment 2-3 hours/week and quarterly Team Coordinator gathering.

Hosting

Arrive 20 minutes early to help with Family Check-in and direct kids to classrooms and Large Group areas.  Answer questions and assist visitors and newcomers. Time commitment: 45 minutes on Sundays.

Worship

Volunteer weekly at one service. Lead kids in singing songs at beginning of lesson times. (Instruments optional, CDs’ in all classrooms) Meet quarterly with other worship leaders. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

AV/Sound

Help run technology for preK-Grade School ministry weekly at one service. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

Early Childhood Ministry Positions (ages 0-3)

Nursery Leaders

Volunteer weekly to monthly. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins (to set-up classroom). Play with and hold babies, feed and change diapers. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

Lead Teacher

Volunteer weekly. Arrive 30 minutes before service begins. Plan and prepare lessons, oversee class schedule & flow, lead short Bible story, lesson, craft & snack times, direct other volunteers in assisting with activities. Time commitment: 2-3 hours/week.

Assistant

Volunteer weekly to monthly. Arrive 20 minutes before service. Play with kids, help lead teacher with activities. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

 

PreK-Kindergarten Ministry Positions (ages 4-6)

Large Group Leader

Volunteer two-four times a month. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Lead large group gathering time of prayer, scripture, and story telling of the Big God Story. Provide support to small group leaders during small group time. Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week.

Small Group Leader

Volunteer weekly. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Interact with kids before worship through conversation and small group Activities. Assist large group leader during worship and teaching time by helping kids stay engaged. Lead small group time of crafts, snacks and lesson discussion. Time commitment: 3 hours/week.

Parent Partner

Volunteer 1-2 times/month. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Assist kids and leaders with needs and activities such as bathroom breaks, snack prep, craft assisting. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

Grade School Ministry Positions (1st-5th grade)

Large Group Leader

Volunteer two-four times a month. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Lead large group gathering time of prayer, scripture, and story telling of the Big God Story. Help kids connect bible truths to their everyday life. Provide support to small group leaders during small group time. Time Commitment: 3-4 hours/week.

Small Group Leader

Volunteer weekly. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Interact with kids before worship through games, conversation and Small Group Activities. Assist large group leader during worship and teaching time by helping kids stay engaged. Lead small group discussion & activities after Big God Story. Time commitment: 3 hours/week.

Parent Partner

Volunteer 1-2 times/month. Arrive 20 minutes before service begins for KidMin leader prayer time. Assist kids and leaders with needs and activities such as bathroom breaks, snack prep, craft assisting. Time commitment: 2 hours/week.

 

Other Ways to Volunteer 

Office Volunteer

Provide administrative support to the daily workings of CFM through curriculum organizing and prepping, working on volunteer schedules, event planning and support for volunteer recruiting and training. Fun projects include birthday cards, making flyers and FB advertising, publishing blog posts, creating video and picture slideshows, and keeping bulletin boards current. 5-10 hrs/week

Special Events

Help with planning and prep for special events as needed. Not usually more than a couple hours a week in any given season, and 4-6 hours on a special event day.

Childcare Coordinating

Help coordinate childcare for moms groups and church-wide meetings/events.

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