Nursery – Toddler Age Sunday Morning Servants

Nursery and Toddler age Sunday morning servants provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care for children while at church.

Personal Responsibilities:

  • Servants should remain spiritually healthy and vibrant. Personal study and devotion to God’s Word is expected of all children’s ministry volunteers.
  • Servants should strive to participate in the 4 E’s of the church, encountering God in worship, encouraging one another in Life Groups, equipping themselves for ministry through discipleship, and engaging in ministry and evangelism inside and outside of the church.
  • Complete any required training courses (Safe Kids).
  • Plan to attend teacher training seminars and workshops (whenever possible). Watch trainings that are made available online.

Servant Responsibilities:

Sunday Morning

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the Sunday school or worship service hour (9:15 for the 9:30 service, and 10:45 for the 11:00 service).
  • Greet parents and infants or toddlers upon arrival to the nursery/toddler classroom.
    • Ask visitors to fill out appropriate information sheets. Baby-toddler instructions sheets are provided by the church.
    • Ask about allergies, special needs or other important information related to the care of infants and toddlers.
    • Answer questions for visitors.
    • Check- in infants and toddlers using our security bracelet system.
  • Provide age – appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, assisting with bathroom needs of potty – training aged children, maintain a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding, rocking, walking, or sitting with and interacting with children through play, reading stories, or music.
  • In the event of an emergency or prolonged crying of upset baby, notify the parents via the contact information the parent has provided. This may require notifying the SS Host, a Safe Team member, or Pastor Dustin.
  • Complete attendance records and child information as directed by the children’s ministry department.
  • Straighten the room and clean any toys/beds before leaving. All toys that have had contact with saliva will require special attention. A “clean these items” bin should be utilized and a sanitizing solution is available to be used for cleaning purposes. Empty trash cans after the 11:00 service.
  • Report any issues or concerns to Pastor Dustin which you feel hinder the care and safety of the children in your care.
  • Commit to being regular in attendance.

Outside of Sunday Morning

  • Pray earnestly for children and their parents.
  • Connect with families outside of Sunday morning. Send cards to visitors, emails, birthday cards, notes of encouragement, etc.
  • Obtain coverage for your absence using the substitute list in advance of anticipated absences. Contact Pastor Dustin or Julie McElduff with any questions related to these procedures.