This article provides some examples of how you might want to set up your services for your church's children's ministry. The steps are the same for any ministry, but the following examples will give ideas on what to do specifically for children's ministry.
The first thing to consider before creating a Service Type for your children's ministry is whether or not you are going to include a service order.
Without a Service Order
If you aren't going to plan an order of service for your children's ministry, you can create one generic Service Type for the children's ministry and just add teams for all your different ages and classrooms
With a Service Order
If you want to plan an order of service for each class, make a folder called Children's Ministry, and add multiple Service Types for each of your ages and classrooms, including special events such as Vacation Bible School.
If your church requires background checks in order for people to serve with kids, make the teams Secure Teams, which require background checks for team members to be scheduled.
You might also want some Tag teams so that a generic set of volunteers can serve in multiple locations.
There are a variety of ways that you can set up templates for children's ministry.
The following example shows an example of an Elementary Children's Church with three separate grade level classes.
- Helper and teacher volunteers are assigned for each class position.
- Check-In/Check-Out volunteers are shared among the classroom.
- An order of service that's shared across all classrooms is included.
Once your template is set up the way you want, you can import it into a plan.