Kids 4 Christ
Kids 4 Christ Team Responsibilities
Purpose: To provide fellowship, bible stories, mission offerings and an end of year social event for Preschool-Elementary children to learn, develop, and expand their faith.
Meetings: BLAST meets weekly; planning meetings are as needed
Team Leader attends Administrative Council
Duties (as governed by the Book of Discipline): NA
Duties (as established by UMCL Lay Leadership and Administrative Council):
- Obtain registration of the children so there are enough supplies / teachers
- Coordinate teachers for each activity center, based on the curriculum
- Coordinate shepherds for each grade, based on attendance, to lead the children to / from activities
- Advertise the event as it is open to the congregation and the community
- Plan the mission offering and deliver the mission offering
- Maintain the ministry binder with meeting minutes and other activity information as necessary.
- Communicate with the congregation as necessary
- Operate within the means of the established budget.
- Purchase curriculum / curriculum updates as necessary.
- Purchase music, supplies, etc. as necessary
Limitations & Collaborations: NA
Skills, Character, Spiritual Gifts
Kids 4 Christ: Changing the World One Kid at a Time
Designed especially for children age 3 through 5th grade.
Meets Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:00 during the school year.
K4C is based on the Workshop Rotation Model. Workshops in art, theater/storytelling, computer, music, and cooking are used to teach the Bible. The kids rotate to a different workshop each week for three weeks. One teacher remains in the same workshop for the entire three week rotation. The same lesson is taught, with age appropriate adjustments, to a new group each week. The three week process is repeated as several different Biblical topics are taught through the year.
Teachers do planning once per rotation, therefore they can put more emphasis on each lesson.
Students are more actively involved.
Kids develop a deeper understanding as the lesson is reinforced in several ways.
More time is spent on a single activity.
Leaders teach in a mode that appeals to them and the kids.
The model incorporates multiple learning styles, which allow the kids to learn their way.