Presentation on theme: "CFC Children’s Ministry Mission and Strategy. Who We Are… We are an integral part of spiritual growth & maturity of the Body of Christ. We teach to."— Presentation transcript:
Who We Are… We are an integral part of spiritual growth & maturity of the Body of Christ. We teach to increase kids understanding of the Bible, including Biblical principles & character. Our main goal: To incorporate kids into the learning experience to grow to desire & develop a life long relationship with Christ.
Teachers & Helpers We are guides/mentors to model Christ- like behavior. Primary goal is for children to follow Christ (the Ultimate Guide) & walk by the Spirit. We desire for the kids at CFC to grow into continued discipleship -growing to maturity in Christ.
Our Mission Guiding children to trust and follow Christ the rest of their lives!! Our 5 goals to achieving this mission are based on the 5 Biblical principles found in the Great Commission. Matt. 28 Caring Family Discipleship Ministry Worship Evangelize
Mission: A Caring Family Fellowship & feeling loved by adult volunteers. Time for prayer & receiving Jesus Background checks Visitation/cards Appropriate adult/child ratio Safety Team Training Parent participation & dedication services
Mission: Discipleship Maturing & applying scripture. Becoming more biblically literate by developing Godly principles & character. We do this through: Scripture teaching & memorization Children encouraged to help & participate in skits, prayer, responsibilities in the classroom. Learn books of the Bible. Bible lesson series. Kids interested in Baptism are encouraged to speak to the Pastor & attend classes.
Mission: Ministry Child participation in worship, prayer, skits, discussion time, classroom duties, events throughout the year. Children are encouraged to use unique gifts & abilities for the glory of God & building up of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4)
Mission: Worship Through the movement of the Holy Spirit & experience of Jesus love as the grow spiritually. Music & songs that incorporate love & admiration to Jesus Christ. Encourage children to pray & grow in spiritual understanding Worship is priority with music, offering, prayer time & testimony sharing.
Mission: Evangelize Kids are encouraged to invite friends & share the message of Christ to others! How we incorporate this: We desire each child to hear a consistent bible teaching & be able to share what they’ve learned with others. W share the gospel in a variety of contexts to keep the message fresh & understandable-with simplicity. Our outreach events help provide more opportunities to invite others to church.
Open Door Policy Encouragement of all volunteers to provide input & suggestions concerning the ministry area in which they serve. First bring your concerns to the individual you report to, then if an inaction or no response occurs, you should go directly to the Children’s church leader or an Elder. Important to improve quality and correct problems that exist. We welcome ALL input!! There should be a sense of freedom to voice concerns.
Application & Screening for Volunteers Complete & Submit Application with appropriate background checks. Attend Training program and hand in Test Minimum of 6 th grade to volunteer to help. Teen helpers have separate training class. Minimum of 16 to teach without an adult helper. Application to go to Children’s church Director.
Ministry Opportunities Sunday: Nursery: birth-2yrs old Toddlers: 2-3yr olds 4yr-5 th grade Safety Team Behind the scenes: bulletin boards, supply room, cleaning, etc. Events Team Worship Team Wednesday Night program 2yr-5 th grade
Classroom Supervision One Children’s Ministry volunteer in every room when & where children are present. Men are not permitted to change diapers; no men in nursery Nursery & Toddler class requires two volunteers at all times. Anyone concerned with child safety should notify the Safety Team, then the Children's Ministry Director if not taken care of. All children birth-4 th grade kept in rooms with assigned number until parent/gaurdian with same number comes to get child. Electronic Call System available to notify parents.
Safety Procedures Child protection & abuse prevention procedures- suspected abuse form (available upon request) Child Release Policy- Number system Summoning Parents- Electronic Call System Corporal Punishment: (No hands on!) Emergency Procedures: Fire drills & tornado drills scheduled periodically First aid-injury report form (available upon request) Illness & Infection Control (Handwashing/sanitizing)
Snack Policy All teachers are asked to purchase snacks for their class. If finances are an issue, please contact the Children’s Church Director to seek reimbursement or donations. Avoid any foods with peanuts. Be aware of food allergies as noted by Safety Team.
Age Specific Guidelines: Birth-3yr olds Only females to work in nursery. Parents may have access to changing tables as needed. Must have appropriate adult to child ratio. Bathroom Policy: The outer door will remain open & only assistance if the child asks. Be aware of specific Child Development & Teaching as listed in handout. (Birth-5 th ) Separate handout available
Adult to Child Ratio Birth to 2yrs: 1adult/4 infants 2yr-4yr olds: 1 teacher or helper per 8 students K-5 th : 1 teacher or helper per 15 students Ratios set according to state standards for child daycare laws in Michigan
Bathroom Policy 4yrs-1 st grade: Escorted to bathroom by certified volunteer/helper. Volunteer to wait in hallway and only give assistance if child asks. 2 nd -5 th grade can ask teacher for permission to use bathroom, safety team/ushers to help monitor.
Classroom Management Visual schedules will be posted in the foyer & copy given per request. Prayer time at 9:30 before each day scheduled. (preparation important) Children dismissed to classes at 9:45. Teachers to greet kids as they come back. Create a positive & upbeat environment centered around the love of Christ. Disciplinary measures: 3 warnings for misbehavior, then timeout or asked to sit in sanctuary with parents if continuous. NO Cell Phone use!! (teachers & students)
Classroom Management Supply Room: Help keep organized! Classroom Cleanliness: classrooms are to be swept and trash to be emptied & taken out after each class. Schedules: Teacher to give material to next teacher scheduled at end of month. If absent/sick: Try to find replacement from list of qualified teachers; then notify Children’s Ministry Director of absence in advance. Praise & Worship leader responsible for offering and gathering kids 4yr-5 th at 10am for worship. (Approx. 15-25min )
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