Children's Ministries Class Leader

Thank you for your interest in serving as a class leader 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 leader is responsible to oversee all aspects of a particular Children’s Ministries class.  The class leader is responsible to meet the following expectations:

In regard to classroom administration...

  • Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your class.
  • Oversee the following logistical tasks:  student check-in/check-out, attendance taking, classroom set-up/tear-down/clean-up, classroom closet organization/order. 
  • If applicable, oversee the scheduling and organization of class projects, games, and field trips. 
  • If applicable, oversee mechanisms for student accountability in the areas of scripture memory, character quality memorization, etc.
  • Communicate regularly with ministry coordinators regarding class progress and needs.
  • Ensure the continued staffing of their class.
  • Manage the classroom budget and track spending.
  • 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 ministry coordinator at least 2 weeks in advance of your planned absence. 

In regard to discipleship...

  • Set the vision and direction for your class.
    • Know the names of all students within your class.
    • Oversee the preparation of biblical, creative, practical, and engaging lessons and activities.
    • Foster relationships/conversations with the parents of children in your class.  Assign responsibility to those serving in your class for 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.
    • Mentor classroom assistants in their development as teachers and ministry leaders.
    • Assign responsibility to assistants for developing relationships with specific students in your class.
      • Oversee follow-up on visiting students, and check with a student’s family if he/she is absent from your class for a period of two weeks.
      • Ensure that the classroom is supervised at all times—including transition periods.
      • Ensure that you and your class assistants are never alone with a child in an enclosed space. 
      • Attend Children’s Ministry training events.