How to Become a Children's Ministry Team Member

How Do You Become a Children's Ministry Team Member?

Thanks so much for looking into how you can become a Children's Ministry Team Member. We have numerous opportunities during the week for Christ Followers to join our team and serve the children and families of our local church and community.

As a Church, we exist to Glorify God by making disciples who Love God, Love People, and Go into the World. Our Children's Ministry Team Members support this mission in two ways. First, Children's Ministry Team Members teach and disciple children directly in classroom environments. Second, when we're teaching children, this allows parents to engage in their own learning environment where they learn how to be a growing disciple who makes disciples.

Here's a list of opportunities broken down by day of the week and age of the children.  If you're interested in joining the Children's Ministry Team, please contact either of the following people:

Renee Kelleher Children's Director at 321-453-2144 ext 556 rkelleher@fbcmi.com 

Brian Adams Pastor Children's and Families at 321-453-2144 ext 551 badams@fbcmi.com

For the safety of our children, all Children's Ministry Team Members are required to fill out an application which includes a background check. 

Paid Worker

We pay nursery workers to watch over babies up to 2 years of age. These workers are trained in basic first aid and infant CPR. There are two workers per room.

Paid Workers are used on Sunday mornings 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. They work a one month on and one month off schedule.

Paid workers are also used through on an as needed basis on Wednesday nights, Sunday nights, First Date Night, or whenever there is a request for childcare for an event on campus.

Sunday School

These Team Members serve weekly from 8:45 am until 10:15 am to teach the children Great Big Truths about our Great Big God! The Children are grouped into classes by age or grade in school.

2 year olds, 3 year olds, 4 years olds, and Kindergarten

1st/2nd Grade, 3rd/4thGrade, 5th/6th Grade

Sparks Second Hour

During our 10:30 am time of corporate worship, we have numerous ways for you to join our Team.
Team members work from10:15 am until 11:45 am with two Team Members in each room. Team members are on a one month on and two months off rotation.

2-yr olds

Teacher and a Helper
Read a 2 minute bible story
Sing songs
Play time in and outside

3, 4 & 5 year olds

Guides
No prep
Start & end in home room
Rotate thru bible, music, and playground

There are several teaching or lead positions during the 10:30 am Sparks Second Hour:

Bible Teacher prepares a short lesson to teach to the 3, 4, and 5 year old classes as they rotate to the Bible room.
Music Teacher lead the children in singing songs that praise Jesus o the 3, 4, and 5 year old classes as they rotate to the Music room.
Playground Director helps the kids to have fun as they rotate to the playground!

Kids Worship

Kids Worship is for kids in 1st - 4th grade and takes place during our 10:30 am time of gathered worship. Team Members work on a one month on and two months off rotation. You will begin signing kids at 10:15 during the service and after the kids are dismissed, you will bring them to the Kids Worship Service. Team Members play a game, teach a lesson, and have a review activity for the kids. After the 10:30 am worship service, Team Members will help parents to sign out their kids.

Ignite on Wednesday Night

Team Members work from 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm every Wednesday night with kids in 1st - 6th grade. We engage the kids with interactive learning through games/activities and bible lessons. There is one lead teacher that leads the kids in a biblical lesson each night, and all other Team Members serve as group guides.