The Future Of
Summit Kids Sundays
We're in a moment where we get to ask what we want children's ministry to look like. For a long time we've had an A+ midweek Bible program with Awana. But we've had work to do for Sunday mornings. It's been exciting to be a part of these changes. Below are changes we still need to make, but first here are some of the changes made in the past year and a half:
K-5th grade expanded to K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade
New teachers and helpers
A substitute team
Printed name tags with safety information for kids
The ability to page parents in service on the big screens
Post cards for birthdays & visitors
Those awesome signs Hailey made
The inclusion of the Shouts of Grace kids
Wow! That's a long list! But we still don't have the Sunday services we deserve. Many of these changes are very new and still learning to walk by themselves. If they're going to survive they're going to new volunteers to help them along.
Here's some more changes and needs that I'd like to see in the next year that are just waiting for people to make them a reality.
Continuous nursery coverage all morning long
A second Pre-K team to give Connie and Carol the rest they need and deserve
Someone or a team of people to do morning setup
Splitting Pre-K to 2's & 3's and 4's & 5's
Adding a third elementary class to have K&1st Grade, 2&3 Grade, and 4th&5th Grade
Digital Check-in Helpers
More subs to take the strain off the current pool
More Safety Monitors, that job has expanded its role
Someone to assist me so that I can focus my attention to pouring into the volunteers and keeping things moving forward
So many of the changes in the first list were brought about by the dedication and imagination of others. This second list requires people as well. But the good news in a church our size these things and more are achievable. We just need to decide that we want them.
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