Children’s Ministry is a great place to serve and share the love of Christ with kids.  Our ministry operates on Sunday mornings during the 9:30 and 11:00 Hours with small group classes and Kids Worship.  Volunteer opportunities are as follows: teacher, assistant teacher, classroom set up, special events, curriculum organization, and worship leading.

We ask that volunteer staffers be over 18 years old, complete a background screening and ministry application.  (Link Ministry Application and Background Screening)

Volunteering in the children’s ministry is an opportunity to help kids learn how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.  To get a sense of this opportunity we invite you to read the story of the Doodle:

Have you ever taken a good look at a doodle?  The doodle begins by swirling from the outside to the inside.  Each doodle is unique and very different from those surrounding it.  The doodle is similar to a child’s life.  A child begins their journey to Christ just as a doodle begins to swirl.  As a child embarks on hearing the name of Jesus for the first time as an infant on Sunday mornings or as a preschooler during Vacation Bible School, he or she starts to process who Jesus is and how much Christ loves them.  The swirl begins to take shape and curve more inward.  Once a child internalizes the message of Christ and makes the most important decision of their life to follow Jesus, they are like the center of the doodle.  Yet the story of the doodle doesn’t end there.  A doodle also swirls outward, which is like a child once they have developed a relationship with Christ.  As a new believer, children are excited to go out and tell those they know about Jesus.  Children are incredibly amazing individuals that have a personality all their own.  God gifts each child with abilities to glorify Him.  

The children at City of Refuge are just waiting for someone to invest time in their young lives. The goal of Children’s Ministry at City of Refuge is to have oodles of doodles for Jesus.  Matthew 22:37 says, “Love the Lord your god with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.”