Children, Youth, & Family Ministry
Contact: Aubrey Potratz, email@example.com
Our children’s and youth ministries are strengthened by church members who serve our young people — and are blessed in return! We have a number of ways for adults to be involved, with these three primary ministry opportunities:
Dock Children’s Education: Our children’s education ministry that occurs during weekend worship services requires 25 volunteers each week! Lead a class one or more times a month, choosing the grade level and worship service hour you prefer. Volunteers lead about 30 minutes of classroom activities and discussion that follows a staff-led large group opening. Lessons are provided in advance and ready-to-go supplies are available in each classroom. Confirmation students are often available as classroom assistants.
Wednesday Night Alive: Each Wednesday our Youth and Sports Center is transformed into a community youth center! We rely on 6-8 volunteers each week to provide a safe, welcoming place for youth by being present and assisting with pizza and snack sales, games and activity space, or open gym time. Current volunteers include retirees, middle-aged couples, young adults, parents with babies – anyone who wants to invest in relationships with youth. Shifts of 2-3 hours are available between 2:45-7 p.m., either weekly or once per month.
Confirmation: More than 325 middle school youth are part of our three-year Confirmation journey of learning and faith discovery. In addition to large group sessions, youth gather in small groups with an adult guide who serves as a facilitator and mentor to dive deeper into the topic and guide the conversation. Guides have a blast and grow in their own faith, too! The commitment is for 14-16 weekly gatherings through the year, with Sunday afternoon or Wednesday evening options. Substitutes are also needed.