Children's Ministries Class Assistant

Thank you for your interest in serving as a class assistant for the children's ministry at Faith Church. Please read the position responsibilities below to gain an understanding of expectations for the role and complete the following form.

Position Responsibilities

Qualifications

Refer to Faith Church's Leadership Standards.

Mission

To assist parents in bringing up their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord

Responsibilities

The class assistant is responsible to aid the class leader in overseeing all aspects of a particular Children’s Ministries class.  This the following expectations:

In regard to classroom administration...

  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your class.
  • Assist the class leader with the following logistical tasks:  student check-in/check-out, attendance taking, classroom set-up/tear-down/clean-up, classroom closet organization/order. 
  • If applicable, assist the class leader in scheduling and organization projects, games, and field trips. 
  • Assist the class leader in holding students accountable for spiritual growth.
  • Find a qualified substitute if you will be absent.  Effectively prepare your substitute to minister with excellence.  If you have difficulty finding a substitute,  please communicate to your teacher and ministry coordinator at least 2 weeks in advance of your planned absence.

In regard to discipleship...

  • Know the names of all students within your class.
  • Perform responsibilities delegated by the class leader.
  • Proactively engage in the discipleship of the children within your class.
  • Proactively address inappropriate behavior among the children in your class.
    • Assist in the preparation of biblical, creative, practical, and engaging lessons and activities.
    • Under the direction of your class leader, develop relationships with specific students in your class.
      • Assist your class leader in following-up on visiting and absent students.
      • Assist the class leader in making at least one phone call per quarter to the parents of each student in your class.  Discuss child’s growth and upcoming opportunities/events.
      • Develop your abilities as a teacher and ministry leader.
        • Ensure that the classroom is supervised at all times—including transition periods.
        • Ensure that no one serving in your class is ever alone with a child in an enclosed space. 
        • Attend Children’s Ministry training events.