Knowing that parents are the number one influencers in their children’s lives, we love partnering with them as they raise up the next generation of Heroes in the faith! We do this in a variety of ways:
- We do our best to keep parents informed of Kreek Kids ministry needs and successes.
- We plan intergenerational and family-friendly worship experiences and outreach events.
- We also ask parents, who call AC3 home, to serve side-by-side with us (co-op style) as little as just 1-2 hours per month either in a classroom, our nursery, at our check-in desk, or by playing a supporting role with behind-the-scenes projects. We keep in mind each individual’s passions and talents as we want everyone serving in a way that best fits their God-given giftedness in our ministry.
A partnership where staff, parents and volunteers serve together makes it possible to provide a SAFE place for everyone’s kids to play, learn and grow in their faith.
Good for Kids, Healthy for our Volunteers
Our co-op model is not only good for our children but also provides a healthy support system for our volunteer team. Children need to know that faith-based learning is a priority in their household (Proverbs 22:6) and our ministry volunteers need to feel supported and valued. (Psalm 78:1-8, Deut. 6:1-9)
You won’t be left in the dark when you join our co-op ministry team! From classroom shadowing, one-on-one’s over coffee, specific department training and our Kreek Kids Team Central online basic training modules, we’ve got you covered!
A Growing Trend In Churches
In March of 2010, The Kreek Kids team, along with insights from families and AC3 leadership, officially became a co-op ministry. Co-op children ministries have been a growing trend among churches for several reasons:
- Churches realize parents are the most influential people in their children’s lives.
- Children’s ministry teams understand that they can no longer effectively do children’s ministry or provide safe staffing ratios without the support of parent involvement and support.
- Parents are called to be part of the faith training process of their children (Proverbs 22:6, Psalm 78:1-8, Deut. 6:1-9) so churches are taking active steps to partner with parents in their legacy efforts.
Kid’s ministries opting into this trend:
We are always looking for ways to improve our co-op format and how to make Kreek Kids the BEST HOUR in every family’s week! Contact Twila to meet over coffee and discuss the possibilities!