Volunteer Megaboard Template
A spreadsheet that you can customize to help with recruiting children's ministry or youth ministry volunteers.
How To Get Volunteers To Attend Your Training Event
Annette Safstrom shares five great tips for getting volunteers to attend a volunteer training event.
Volunteer Recruitment Megaboard Template
A spreadsheet template you can use to keep track of ministry positions, current (and if needed, potential) volunteers, and which ministry team member is contacting each person to confirm their commitment for the upcoming year.
Making Children’s Ministry The Most Important Ministry In Your Church
Children's ministry needs a champion, someone to "sing its song" and advocate for it to communicate its importance and impact, and secure needed resources. You can be that champion! Here are some tips.
Volunteer Recruitment Process
A recommended process for recruiting volunteers, including useful documents to create, whom to include in the process, what to do when, and what to provide for the new volunteer. Can be used for children's ministry and youth ministry.
Volunteer Recruitment Process Version 2
Another version of the volunteer recruitment process.
Children’s Ministry Database and Directory
A printable sheet on which you can keep track of information (including family information) for each child who is part of your church's children's ministry.
Position Description, Vacation Bible School Coordinator
A printable, editable position description for a youth ministry summer trip(s) coordinator.
Parent Contact Tracking Sheet
A printable sheet you can use to keep track of parent contact information, when last contacts were made, and when to contact them next.
Preventative Maintenance Calendar for Children’s Ministry
A children's ministry preventative maintenance calendar that can help keep your ministry running smoothly. Customize it for your church's children's ministry!
Weekly Classroom Feedback Form
A printable form you can use to collect feedback from teachers weekly about how their class went, how the curriculum/lesson material is performing, supply/equipment needs, etc. Helpful for establishing good, regular communication!
Volunteer Affirmation Ideas
Looking for some great ways to show appreciation for your volunteers and their hard work? Here are 15 "love your team" ideas you can use right away!
Volunteer Position Description, Major Event Coordinator
A printable sample position description outlining the responsibilities of a volunteer major event coordinator.
Strategic Staffing Plan Template
This template will help you create a strategic plan for ministry staffing needs in children's and youth ministry to help you anticipate, and implement, adequate staffing levels in time to avoid existing staff burnout and maintain momentum. Customize it for your church's ministry!
Program Kickoff Planning Guide
A printable guide with tips and timelines for planning a successful program kickoff event. Use this along with the Program Kickoff Game Plan (also available as a free resource here at ministryarchitects.com)
Program Kickoff Game Plan
Use this along with the Program Kickoff Planning Guide (also available as a free resource here at ministryarchitects.com) to get your team on the same page and equip them for further kickoff planning.
Children’s Ministry Sample Organizational Chart 1
A sample organizational chart for children's ministry.
Leadership Launch Sample Training Outline
A sample outline for a leadership launch training presentation. Use ideas from it to create your own! This one's geared for youth ministry, but it could be customized for children's ministry too.
Children’s Ministry Sample Organizational Chart 2
Another sample organizational chart for children's ministry.
Whole Church Preventive Maintenance Calendar
This church-wide calendar will remind you of routine tasks that need to be accomplished at basically the same time each year by the church staff, volunteers, and committees. Customize it for your church, and consult it regularly to help keep your ministries on track.
Tips for Choosing Curriculum
A few tips for choosing children's ministry curricula.
Easter Family Follow-Up
Sample Children’s Ministry Major Event Calendar
A sample children's ministry major event calendar that you can make your own.
Everything you need to know to create a well-run, safe, happy church nursery environment, including safety, caregiver responsibilities, cleaning guidelines, supply list, and more.
Major Event Notebook
A guide you can print or complete on your computer with every detail covered for planning and executing a successful major event--loads of tips, timelines, a budget, sample schedule, promotional info, and lots, lots more.
Sample Check-in Calling Script
If your mission is to gather accurate contact info and check in with families, this calling script may help you. (Note: while this script is geared for youth, it could also be used for children's ministry.)