Dear potential Children's Ministry Volunteer,
We are excited that you want to check out the Children´s Ministry at Hazelwood Christian Church. This section will help to introduce you to the many opportunities available within our ministry. We want to help you find where you can use your God-given gifts to invest in the lives of children. Colossians 3:23-24 says, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." If you choose to serve in the children's ministry, remember you are not serving the children, the parents, or the church, it is "the Lord Christ you are serving."
If you are wondering if the children's ministry is right for you, first let me ease your mind about a few things:
You don´t have to be an expert.
Each member of our Children´s Ministry team has one thing in common: a passion for children. If you have a heart to love God and a desire to work with children, then you have the two basic ingredients necessary to become a leader in children's ministry. You do not need a degree in early childhood development or elementary education to be a great leader in Children´s Ministry. We will equip and train you for your ministry.
You do not need all the time in the world.
You can successfully minister to children with a minimal time commitment. We have many ways that you can minister to children in a time frame that will work for you! During the weekend services, in just an hour and a half each week, you will be able to form relationships with children and their parents that will communicate love and value, not only from you, but also from God.
You will not be alone.
Now that you have made it this far, and you feel serving in the children's ministry is for you, then your first step is to fill out the Children's Ministry Application and Children's Ministry Screening Form (You can also pickup these forms at the Kid Zone and Kids Town counters). Once the application and form is completed, you can turn them into the church office or to Kedge Benge. We will be in contact with you, to help determine what area fits you best.