Getting Involved Serving Kids
This is the second in a blog series on Getting Involved at Restoration. Check out part 1
Loving our kids
Restoration has so many great kids. There is a significant exodus each week when they leave the service after our opening worship. I have loved watching our community (those with kids and those without) come around these small ones and listen to them, ask them questions, steer them in the right direction, pray for them, and generally delight in their curious chatter! We have a nursery for toddlers 2 and under. We have small groups for kids age 3 to 5th grade. If you would like your child to be a part of these great activities, register them here.
We run a complete Children’s Church at both our 9 and 11 services. This means we have opportunities for 2 teams of volunteers working in our nursery and leading our kid’s small groups. Would you be interested in serving this way? If you are new to Restoration: jump into a small group, serve as a liturgical helper (greeter, reader, parking lot servant). We want to serve YOU and give you a chance to get to know our community. If you have been a part of the Restoration community (or The Falls Church) for the last six months, then please fill out the form below and our Children’s Ministry Director, Louise Brooks will contact you.
Here’s another picture of this ministry from Louise:
Working with children in ministry is a little like never having to grow up. You get to hang-out, laugh, play, read, munch on Cheerios, console, teach, and sing with friends who are, mostly, under five feet tall.
Serving in the nursery means the conversations you have with the babies and toddlers center around what books to read, games to play, or “More Cheerios, please!” It is a blast to share God’s love in this way!
Serving as a pre-school or elementary-aged small group leader in Sunday School provides opportunities to search through the Bible in new ways, making deep theological issues concrete and real to a child. It requires a heart for God and His (smaller) people, creativity, and joy.
If you feel God calling you to “train up a child in the way he should go,” then we’d love to help you get plugged in.
April 18, 2009 @ 12:20 pm
Hello Blog Readers! Just want to add a few things, from my perspective. I am the mom of 3 boys who attend Children’s Church each week. I am also a back-up Children’s Church helper. What that means is if Louise or one of the weekly small group leaders is absent for any reason (travel, sick, etc.) I jump in to substitute. Here are some of the things I LOVE about Children’s Church:
From the standpoint of a parent:
* Our lunch conversations Sundays are often dominated by all three boys trying to talk over each other about all the great things that happened in Children’s Church that morning. Nothing makes me happier than having my kids excited about the gospel and brainstorming ways they can live it our in their lives.
* My boys LOVE their CC leaders. They talk about them all through out the week. The CC leaders are HEROS in my boys’ lives. I am SO grateful to each person who works in RAC Children’s Ministry for their dedication and commitment to helping my guys along their journeys with Christ.
From the Standpoint of Working in Children’s Church
* I always learn something…either from Louise/another teacher or from the kids themselves…or BOTH!
* The children inspire me and challenge me to examine my own life.
* Louise and the small group leaders pray before every CC. There is no better way to connect with people (in my opinion) and with God than to be in a small group of intentionally praying people.
* I laugh and have fun! I always leave CC happier and more energetic than I arrived.
April 9, 2013 @ 11:53 pm
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