SHORE KIDS NEWS

Online Registration is required for Shore Kids in person classes at this time.  This is to ensure that we adhere to our strict adult/child ratios.  (If you are interested becoming a Shore Kids volunteer you will find more information below.)  A weekly registration email will be sent out on Thursdays. For more information contact tracey@theshorechurch.ca

BEGINNING SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2021:

Kids will be joining their families in the main gathering for worship and then be dismissed to their classes. Here is how it will work:

WHY HAVE WE MADE THIS CHANGE?

Children are such an important part of the gathered church and we desire to see our multigenerational community worshipping together. Having the children present with us before and during the first 20 minutes of the gathering creates greater opportunity for more interaction with the rest of the church family. In addition to the modelling and teaching that parents are doing at home, we want to see our children cultivating a deep love for Jesus and His church as they are formed in His image.


INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? 

At The Shore Church we value the importance of investing in kids’ faith journey and showing them the love of Christ. But we need your help!  There are various ways to serve with Shore kids.

LEARN MORE

Thank you for your interest in serving in The Shore Kids ministry.   We serve babies from birth through to kids in grade 4 in our 10am Sunday classes.  We recognize that parents are the spiritual leaders for their kids and that we are their support.  We want to help equip them as they lead.  During our time with the kids, we share Jesus with them, through bible teaching, worship songs, prayer times, crafts, and games. We form meaningful relationships with our kids so that they feel known, loved and supported.

This is God’s ministry. He has entrusted it to us and to the families and people who are a part of our church. We have an opportunity to serve Him as we serve our kids and their families.

Requirements to volunteer in Shore Kids:

  • You Love Jesus
  • You Love Children
  • You can commit to serving at least one Sunday a month
  • You are willing to complete our screening process which includes a criminal records check
  • You are a regular attendee of The Shore (having attended for at least 6 months) and are currently a member of The Shore or are pursuing membership

What does volunteering in Kids Ministry on Sunday look like?

  • All volunteers are expected to arrive 1 hour before our Sunday class (9am) to help setup the room and to pray for each other and the kids who will be attending.
  • Teachers are responsible for joyfully leading and facilitating classes: kids worship time, bible lessons, and bible memorization.
  • Assistants are responsible for helping the teacher in their role, lead small group activities, and manage the classroom environment.
  • All volunteers are to joyfully welcome and engage with the children, build relationships, and be ready to share the gospel and their faith as opportunities arise. Additionally, all volunteers should be punctual and help with set-up and clean-up to ensure our Kids spaces are safe and welcoming for families.

What is the process of joining the team?

  • The first step in joining the team is to fill out the application form linked below. This allows us to get to know a little about you and your story.
  • After completing the application, you will be contacted by our Kids Director who will meet with you to chat about our Ministry and what role you would like to take on
  • Complete the screening process including sharing current Criminal Record Background Check or request a new one. (it’s free)
  • Begin the orientation/training process for the age specific part of the team you’ll be serving with

APPLICATION FORMS:

Youth Volunteer (13+) application

Adult Volunteer application


CHILDREN MATTER TO JESUS

We have classes for kids from birth to Grade 4. They are split into age appropriate groups and led by a fantastic team of security screened volunteers who have a passion for sharing and displaying the love of God for children.

We use gospel centred curriculum that  is developmentally appropriate and theologically sound. It explains the true overarching story of the Bible, the character of God, and ultimately how to know Jesus and live out a vibrant lifetime of faith. We serve allergy friendly snacks and are sensitive and supportive of children with allergies.


SUNDAY CLASSES 

Shore Kids exists to make Jesus known and we are committed to teaching children the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is done through fun, engaging, and age appropriate lessons. We are begin our lesson time  together and then divide into small groups based on kids ages.  In our small group time we reinforce the bible lessons taught and enjoy an allergy aware snack together.

Our small groups are divided into the following age groups:

Nursery (0-3 years)

Infants ages 0-3 years will enjoy a play area with toys. We do not provide diaper changes, but have a change table in available and will contact parents if the need arises. Nursing mothers are very welcome in the service.

Age 4 – 6 (preschool and Kindergarten)

Children ages 4-6 will enjoy time together that includes  games, songs, crafts, and free play.

Grade 1 – 2 

Children in Grades 1-2 will discuss the Bible lesson in their small group time and enjoy  a mix of games and crafts.

Grade 3-4

Children in Grades 3-4  will discuss the Bible lesson and it’s application in more depth their small group time.  In additional we will be teaching how to listen to sermons and learn more about what it means to be a part of the church and grow their identity in Jesus.


SAFETY

All the volunteers that serve in Shore Kids are believing, faithful members of the church. In order to serve with our children, volunteers must submit an application and complete a background check. Adults serve in teams are never alone with children.  


For more information contact Tracey  @ tracey@theshorechurch.ca.

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