Check out these surprising behind-the-scenes, indispensable ministry roles you may never have thought of for your children’s ministry.
- Floaters are dedicated folks who simply wander the halls during your services, looking for ways to jump in and help. Whether it’s a complicated craft, a missing supply, or just a rowdy day, these volunteers are alert to when teachers need extra helping hands.
- Cuddlers are some of the most precious volunteers in your nursery. They love to hold fussy or tired babies as much as babies love to be held. Their main role is comfort.
- Promoters are typically parents who are your biggest fans. They’re the ones who cheerfully post about all the fun their kids have in your ministry—and share upcoming programs and event info with all their friends. A great tool for communicating with parents is the customizable Parenting Christian Kids newsletter.
- Preppers are perfect for people who like to be involved in the nuts and bolts of ministry, but prefer to remain behind the scenes. Whether it’s gathering supplies, wrapping volunteer affirmation gifts, or cutting out paper crowns, these people spend a few hours each week prepping materials for upcoming programs.
- Pray-ers are a team of people who pray weekly for your ministry, team, and individual kids and families. They strengthen your ministry! This band of invisible volunteers is deeply important to your ministry’s success—even though they may never be on the front lines.
If you’re looking for phenomenal, budget-friendly training to take your entire team to, check out Group’s Children’s Ministry Local Training. This half-day training, led by recognized children’s ministry experts and professionals, will visit 100 cities starting fall 2016. Registration starts at just $29 per person for an intensive, relational half-day volunteer training. Bring your entire team! Learn more here.