We love to see kids excited about church and one way to help keep them involved and engaged is to give them something important to do – namely a job. Kids love helping out. However, too often, we as ministry leaders are too busy scrambling around doing last minute things to really slow down and teach those eager kids about the ministry. A few years back, I took a class at Children’s Ministry University Online (CMUO) called “Kids in Ministry”. It really encouraged me to get the kids more involved in the week to week dealings of the ministry and slowly, but surely, the kids are taking a lot more ownership of our program.
One way we get kids involved is with the job board. You may have seen our job board in this post before, but I’ve taken to updating it a bit with each season. For the fall season, I grabbed some fun owl cutouts from Carson Dellosa (you can also grab the Colorful Owls Cut-Outs on Amazon) and made a “Whooo’s Job is it?” Display.
A closer look….
The jobs we have on the board include:
- Worship Team
- Snack Helper
The substitute is a new job we just added to the board. Previously, whenever someone (especially worship team) was absent, there would be a clamor of kids begging to take their place. I love that they want to serve, but I didn’t like the disorganization of filling in. Now, the substitute fills that role. Easy.
What About You?
How do you get kids involved? Do you have a job board?
More Posts to Check Out:
- Getting Kids Involved: Simple Jobs in Children’s Ministry
- Involving Kids in Ministry by Brian Dollar
- Getting Kids Involved in Ministry (INCM)
- Training Kids for a Lifetime of Service (Children’s Ministry Magazine)