In the Kids ministry at First Lavaca our mission in “Helping Kids Fall in Love with Jesus”  would not be possible without the effort and talents of our volunteers.  We love those who want to invest their time and energy in order to see kids grow closer to Christ.  As you begin this process I want to encourage you in that you will be making an eternal impact no matter what role you take. Even though you will be pointing kids to Jesus, my prayer is that you will also grow in your own spiritual walk as you pour yourself into this vital ministry.

To ensure the highest level of safety and security for our children and staff, we require all volunteers over the age of 18 who are ministering to children to complete the following steps:

  • Ministry Application

  • Background Check

  • Character Covenant

  • Child Protection Commitment 

After these are completed and turned in to the church office you will be contacted by the Children’s Pastor who will set up meeting which will include a short interview, expectations, & responsibilities of your role. You will then be sent a link to complete the Abuse Awareness Training through Ministry Safe.

Please don't hesitate to call or email with any questions. Thanks again for considering how God is calling you to use your gifts for His Kingdom! 

Here are some short explanations of each role we a looking to fill:

Sun Morning Greeters / Help with Check In
You are the first face children and their families see on Sunday morning. We will nee people after Sunday school until service starts. Your role can include the following:

  • Opening the door for families and welcoming them

  • Helping Visitors and 1st Time Guests locate their child’s classroom (and even escorting them to their worship center)

  • Run one of the check-in stations (training will be provided) helping visitors fill out Child Visitor Cards.

Sunday School Teacher (Birth-6th grade)
From rocking babies to walking alongside preteens, your role as a Sunday School teacher will involve not only teaching God’s Word but being an influential part of a child’s life.

Sun Morning Extended Session Nursery (Birth-Preschool)
Extended session volunteers help in with babies through preschool kids during the main worship service. Everyone serves on a 6 week rotation (so you only miss one Sunday every 6 weeks).

Sun Morning Kids Church Volunteer (K-6th Grade)
Volunteers who serve in Kids Church help in a variety of ways. From leading games to helping them settle during the lesson, volunteers are a key aspect to a great Kids Church service. This is also a 6 week rotation.

Mid-Week TEAM KID Small Group Leader
As TeamKid small group leader, you will have the opportunity with many kids who do not have a church home. Here you will teach kids in a small group setting the basics of the Bible and Christianity while showing them what it means to be a believer in Jesus. This commitment is on Wednesdays during the school year.

Mid-Week CUBBIES Helper
Similar to TeamKid, Cubbies works with 3 year olds through Kindergarten. You will help the main Cubbies leader in a variety of ways (leading games, crafts, snacks, music, etc). This commitment is also on Wednesdays during the school year.