Children’s Ministries

Ministry in this area requires a background check (adult volunteers.)
Youth grades 7 — 12, are welcome to serve in many of these positions.

Children's Greeter

(Hyde Park or The Portico campus)

Day: Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings // How Often: One or more times per month. // (Youth grades 7 – 12 welcome to serve.)

Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist them with the check-in process. Print and deliver attendance reports. Welcome guests and guide them through their visit. Print and deliver attendance reports.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Sunday Morning Coordinator

Day: Sunday, 9:30 or 11 a.m. // How Often: Monthly

Greets children, families and Shepherds; work with the Children’s Ministries Team with programming. Can choose to work with preschool or elementary age groups.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Sunday Morning Tech Leader

(Hyde Park campus)

Day: Sunday, 9:30 or 11 a.m. // How Often: Monthly

Run Audio/Visual (A/V) elements during 30 minute Large Group time for elementary or pre-school students. Assist/coach older elementary children in A/V roles, too. Training provided.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Supply Team

(Hyde Park campus)

Day: Weekday // How Often: Daily, 8:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m., June 25-29 (Youth [rising] grades 7 — 12 welcome to serve.)

Be part of the fun and excitement of Vacation Bible School as you ‘shepherd’ a small crew of children through an incredible taith-filled adventure. This is a favorite summertime tradition for kids (and those serving) and there is nothing else like it!

Note: Adult volunteers must pass a background check. Adult and youth must attend one training session.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

VBS Crew Leader

(Hyde Park campus)

Day: Weekday // How Often: Daily, 8:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m., June 25-29 (Youth [rising] grades 7 — 12 welcome to serve.)

Be part of the fun and excitement of Vacation Bible School as you ‘shepherd’ a small crew of children through an incredible taith-filled adventure. This is a favorite summertime tradition for kids (and those serving) and there is nothing else like it!

Note: Adult volunteers must pass a background check. Adult and youth must attend one training session.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Nursery Volunteer

(Hyde Park or The Portico campus)

DAY: Sunday, Tuesday, or Wednesday // How Often: One or more times per month

Hold, comfort and play with babies and toddlers. Only paid staff changes diapers!

Email Kim Apthorp, Nursery Coordinator, for more information.

Sunday Morning Large Group Leader (Storyteller)

(Hyde Park Campus)

Day: Sunday, 9:30 or 11 a.m. // How Often: Monthly // Youth grades 9 – 12 welcome to serve)

Teach/present the Bible story in a large group format to preschool or elementary school  kids in a fun, engaging way and lead the children through our 30-minute Large Group Worship time (“kids church”). Kids are sitting with their Shepherds during this  time. Training, lesson script provided.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Sunday Shepherd (Sunday School Teacher)

(Hyde Park or The Portico campus)

Day: Sunday, 9:30 or 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. // How Often: Monthly, Sub for Summer or serve twice/month, Aug. — May // (Youth grades 7—12 welcome to serve)

Teach/assist small group lesson for a group of 5—10 children. Choose to serve in the 3-4-K or Grades 1-5 age groups. Will have a co-leader or assistant serve with you. Teach children about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

General Administrative/Office Support

Day: Weekday // How Often: Weekly, Monthly (flexible schedule, as needed, too)

Serve with this behind-the-scenes job to help with such things as entering attendance information from attendance sheets into database, processing reference/background checks and other general administrative tasks.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

VBS Support Team

(Hyde Park campus)

Day: Weekday or Weekend, May, June or week of VBS // How Often: Daily, 8:30 a.m. — 12:15 p.m., June 25-29 (Youth [rising] grades 7 — 12 welcome to serve.)

If being a Crew Leaders isn’t your thing, or you can’t serve during the week of VBS, there are still plenty of opportunities to be involved and help make VBS a great experience for the kids! Serve in a prep role in advance of VBS [Construction Team: design/build the Sanctuary set, Decorations Team: decorate spaces around campus] or help with a role the week of VBS; station rooms, hospitality, volunteer appreciation, snacks, photography and more.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Special Events Team Member

(Hyde Park Campus)

Day: Weekday // How Often: 3 – 5 times per year

Help plan and execute three special events with the Children’s Ministries Team.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Sunday Morning Musical Worship Leader

Day: Sunday, 9:30 or 11 a.m. // How Often: Monthly // (Youth grades 9—12 welcome to serve)

Lead musical worship as part of Large Group time for elementary or preschool students, work with Children’s Ministries Team on song selection and ways to make musical worship engaging for children.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Wednesday Night Shepherd

Day: Wednesday, 6:15 — 8 p.m. // How Often: Monthly, September — May // (Youth grades 9—12 welcome to serve)

Lead/assist Bible lessons, games and craft for children (preschool or elementary.) You will have a co-leader or assistant serve with you. Teach children’s about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

Sit Together Sunday Activity Bag Team

Day: Weekday // How Often: 11-12 times per year, prior to each Sit Together Sunday in worship

Members of this team put together the activity bags for kids to use during worship for each Sit Together Sunday.

Email Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries, for more information.

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