Join the Bridge Kids team!

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Volunteer

We are always looking for committed individuals who love kids and want to serve the Lord through teaching and caring for His littlest members. Each person who joins the Bridge Kids team is called a KidMin Team Member. We believe that we all partner together in ministry as well as partner with parents in the spiritual training of Bridge Kids.

Whether you want to welcome guests, rock babies, play peek-a-boo with toddlers, start preschoolers on their learning journey or lead (or assist) an elementary small group…we have a place for you!

We also have opportunities for behind the scenes (no kids involved) prepping supplies/crafts, keeping classrooms stocked with supplies, decorating for monthly themes, shopping, assisting with mailings and more if you would like to be involved that way. These roles also help to further God’s kingdom!

Bridge Kids Team Member Standards:

  1. Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

  2. Be supportive and loyal to the pastor and leaders of the Bridge Church.

  3. Must be in agreement with the Vision, Mission, Purposes and Core Values of The Bridge Church.

  4. Live a spiritually surrendered life, keeping your home life in order.

  5. Be faithful to attend regular church services.

  6. Regularly attend a Bible study and/or have a quiet time with the Lord.

  7. Make a minimum commitment in relationship with the ministry of Bridge Kids.

  8. Be faithful to your assigned position.

  9. Find your own substitute from the approved list if you know you will be absent.

  10. Be at your designated assignment at least 20 minutes before starting time.

  11. Give at least thirty (30) days’ notice when stepping down.

 

Benefits:

  1. You will grow in spiritual wisdom and strength as you prepare weekly for your ministry.

  2. You will feel the personal satisfaction of knowing you have done your best to share the love of Christ with another person.

  3. You will experience the joy of seeing children come to faith in Jesus Christ.

  4. You will make an eternal investment by helping your students assimilate biblical truth into their lives and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

  5. You will grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, your team, and your students.

  6. You’ll get lots of hugs and smiles!

Our Process for becoming a Bridge Kids Team Member (only for those who will be working with kids)

1 – Application: If you would like an application mailed to you, you can contact the church office at 805/252-5000 x103.  

You can also pick up an application from the Kids Welcome Desk on the weekends.

Or you can CLICK HERE to complete the application electronically.

2 – Team Member Training: Once your background check has been completed, you will be sent a complete KidMin Reference Guide via email (PDF). You will also be sent a link to a series of very short training videos that you can watch at your convenience.  Once you complete the videos and have reviewed the Reference Guide, you will meet with a member of the Family Ministries Team to learn about our curriculum and how Sunday mornings run and ask any questions you may have. 

3 – Small Group Leader:  After you complete the above training, we will schedule an opportunity for you to sit and observe a class of your choice. Our desire is to match you with the service, and an age group that you love the most. After the first week of observation only, you will work hand-in-hand with the age-appropriate lead teacher of the lass that you have chosen.

4 – Releasing/Certified Volunteer:  After each step above has been completed, you will be released to participate in this incredible ministry that happens each week with our kids. You will be asked to commit to the current school year calendar at a minimum. 

If you would like more information on how you can get involved, email Susan.

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