A Day in the Life

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Untitled DocumentIt’s all in a day’s work for this
children’s ministry leader and volunteer on the same
team.

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Jenice Moore and Kim Ross. Both energetic women live in
Livermore, California, and both are active members of Trinity
Baptist Church. The difference? Jenice is the children’s ministry
leader; Kim’s a children’s ministry volunteer. What’s a Sunday
morning like for them?

Jenice Moore, children’s ministry leader

Role and responsibilities on Sundays:

My main job on Sunday mornings is making sure our children have a
safe and age-appropriate Bible learning experience. So I provide
the necessary support for our Sunday school teachers. I provide
everything they need so their attention can be directed toward
children’s needs.

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6 a.m.-I usually wake up at 6:30.

7 a.m.-Get ready for the day.

8 a.m.-Arrive at church (on Sundays when my two
teenage boys aren’t performing something for music ministry). On
performance days, it’s an early wake-up call — at church by 7:00.
The first hour of preschool Sunday school begins at 8:30.

9 a.m.-By 9:00 things are usually running
smoothly. Every other week I lead in prayer and give the welcome in
services. Then I make sure the teachers are doing well, plan for
the 9:45 class, and check in with the preschool desk to see if
there are any problems I need to be aware of.

11 a.m.-I attend worship with my family. I lead
children’s worship during the 11:00 worship service.

12 p.m.-Parents pick up their kids around
12:15.

2 p.m.-Eat lunch with family and maybe friends
from church. About twice each quarter there’s an after-church
meeting.

By 2:00, I’m really looking forward to my Sunday afternoon
nap!

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I like to see teachers really loving what they’re doing. It’s so
exciting to see someone enthusiastic about his or her ministry.
That’s the best way to capture children’s hearts and minds for
Jesus!

Kim Ross, children’s ministry volunteer

Role and responsibilities on Sundays:

I teach 3-year-olds. Our teaching team meets quarterly to plan
activities and divide tasks. I help with preparation, send cards
and emails to our kids, and interact with the children during
class. All our volunteers try to get to know and minister to
parents. We often visit our kids in their homes to meet a ministry
need or to follow up on absences.

6 a.m.-
Sleeping.

7 a.m.-My Sundays start at different times
depending on the activities our family’s involved in each week. On
a typical Sunday we get up around 7 a.m.

8 a.m.-Our family prays together on the drive to
church. We leave before 9:00.

9 a.m.-My family’s involved in various music
ministries, but on a “slow” Sunday, we usually arrive at church at
9:15. At 9:30 I report to my classroom; class starts at 9:45.

11 a.m.-I attend the worship service with my
family.

12 p.m.-Our late service finishes at 12:15. After
church, my family usually enjoys sharing experiences from the
morning. Then we have lunch and go out for a treat.

2 p.m.-Awana meets on Sunday afternoons, so at 2
p.m. it’s time to help the kids work on memory verses and hang
out. 

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The children are wonderful. I enjoy seeing how excited they get
when they begin to learn that God loves them. I love singing with
the children. It’s also fun to see them retell our Bible story to
their families as they leave class.

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