Join the adventure!

Our kids are part of our church community just as much as our big people! You can play a part in leading and loving this next generation. Together we can help them see, love and follow Jesus, and for them to know we have their back every step of the way!

On this page you'll find information and resources for current and future kids ministry helpers. Want to know more? Speak to Candace or contact us.


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Why should I join the kids ministry team?

  • We need helpers! The more helpers we have, the more we can spread people out on the roster.

  • You will get to know these enthusiastic and dynamic members of our church community.

  • Jesus showed us how He loved and welcomed little children, and we can do the same!

  • Kids need a 'village' around them and as a church we can be that village!

  • Your own faith will be bolstered as you think through how to communicate God's truth in simple, fresh and creative ways.

  • You will have the opportunity to exercise and grow in your gifts.


What sort of people are needed?

  • People who love to play, have fun, be silly!

  • Creative and artistic types.

  • Great story-tellers and teachers.

  • Caring, nurturing and comforting types.

  • Great organisers and administrators.

  • Practical helpers who can set up, clean up, sort things out.

  • People who don't think they are good with kids, but who are willing to give it a go!

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What is involved?

Kids' church runs for one hour - usually starting around 4.00pm (generally after the third worship song) and finishing at 5.00pm.

Kids' church usually has a theme for the day, and generally includes a story/bible reading, a song, a game and a craft, plus time to run around outside. It doesn't matter if it's simple or complicated - as long as the kids can go away having been noticed, heard and loved!

You will be rostered on approximately twice per term (maybe more if we are short on helpers). You will be rostered on as a Teacher or a Helper.

The TEACHER will:

  • Plan the what you'll do (there will be a theme provided on the roster).

  • Organise any materials for craft, games, multimedia etc.

  • Communicate with your helper re: whether you need them to prepare or do anything.

  • Arrive a bit early to set up (church starts 3.00pm).

  • Take the lead during kids' church, working with your helper.

  • With your helper, supervise the kids until the church gathering ends (usually 5.00pm).

  • With your helper, pack up and leave the room tidy.

The HELPER will:

  • Help the teacher with any preparation beforehand as necessary.

  • Help the teacher on the day as necessary.

  • With the teacher, supervise the kids until the church gathering ends (usually 5.00pm).

  • With the teacher, pack up and leave the room tidy.


Legal and safety requirements

For those rostered on as a TEACHER:

  • We know you and you are a committed member of our church community.

  • Have a current ACT Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card.

  • Have completed, or enrolled to complete in the next ** months, a relevant safe ministries course.

  • Have read and agreed to our child safety policy.

For those rostered on as a HELPER:

  • We know you and you are a committed member of our church community.

  • Have either a current ACT Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card or NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC), or are in the process of applying for either.

  • Have completed, or enrolled to complete in the next ** months, a relevant safe ministries course.

  • Have read and agreed to our child safety policy.

APPLY HERE

ACT Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card - APPLY HERE.
It's free to apply as a volunteer. This card is essential for many child, youth and community roles in the ACT. 

NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC) - APPLY HERE.
While our standard legal requirement is the ACT WWVP card, if you are likely to be involved in ministry activities in NSW we recommend you also apply for a NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC). This may be required for camps or conferences that are held in NSW.

Safe ministries courses:
A range of churches and organisations run courses relating to child safety in a ministry context. Most are valid for 2-3 years. We will cover the cost for our volunteers. Check out the following options:

  • Sample course

  • Sample course

  • Sample course


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Resources

Current kids ministry resources

Here we will put links to current kids ministry resources that we are using on Sundays.

 

Miscellaneous music and videos

Hillsong Kids Playlist:


Bethel Kids Playlist:


Austin Stone Worship Kids Playlist:


Veggie Tales YouTube Channel:


Further information

Want more info or assistance? We'd love to help! Speak to Candace or contact us.