Sprouts and Roots Director
The Sprouts and Roots Director will serve within our Families Ministry, leading children (Sprouts: Birth - Pre-K / Roots: K-5th Grade) and volunteers to Worship, Connect, and Serve on and off campus.
100% Buy-in to the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy
Pray…Critically Consider it…Ask Questions…Buy-in
Committed to the Word of God (studying and applying)
Live out the Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy
Evaluations will drive towards these.
e.g. Behavioral Value of Relational means:
You should be able to answer these two questions:
Who are you pouring your life into?
Who is pouring his or her life into you?
100% Buy-in to the Statement of Faith
Committed to a Community Group
Support existing marriages through words and actions while also working to value single people to live out 1 Corinthians 7
High Standard of Excellence (Relational and Professional)
Colossians 3:23 / Titus 2:7-8
Overall hours: 15 per week
Most of these hours should be gained during Public Church business hours and on Sundays
Attend monthly All-Team Meetings
Attend weekly Families Staff Meetings
Create an environment that children love to be in!
Lead the implementation of all Sprouts and Roots activities.
The key is delegation through solid replication systems and processes that empower volunteers.
“Float” most Sundays to ensure all Sprouts and Roots activities are operating smoothly
Continue to implement strategies as determined by the Families Pastor
Lead the creation and implementation of systems and processes that bring the overall vision to life and lead to measurable wins.
Coordinate all Sprouts and Roots Volunteers
Ensure every age group is appropriately staffed every Sunday
Make sure every volunteer is trained and prepared
Ensure that every room and volunteer are properly resourced
Guard Sprouts volunteers from burnout by making sure they have time to attend Gatherings, are plugged into a Community Group, and are not being asked to serve too much
Recruit new volunteers regularly and as needed
Ensure every new volunteer candidate receives a background check
On-board new volunteers regularly and as needed
Implement the volunteer training process and make sure every new volunteer completes it
Simplify and clarify the process from signing up to serving simple
Coordinate all childcare for Public Church events as needed
Be proactive in looking at the calendar and seeing if there are events that may need childcare
Schedule enough volunteers for the number of children expected for the event, and for proper age divisions
Schedule volunteers for this well in advance of the event
Remind the volunteers one week before and one day before the event
Defining a Win
Make Sprouts and Roots easy for parents
Parents are the primary disciple-makers for their children, we supplement them
They should feel that Sprouts is safe, fun, and important
New kids connect
Parents partner with us
Make volunteering easier
Communicate well and a lot with volunteers to make sure they know what is expected of them
Have plans and curriculum available to volunteers early
Always have enough volunteers so that one is not having to do the work of many
Volunteers are retained
Create ways for children in Sprouts to Connect, Worship, and Serve
If something you are doing does not foster one of these, can it?
This is vital! Children need opportunities in each of these areas for their own spiritual growth
Worship: Provide regular opportunities for children to worship through music.
Connect: every child has at least one volunteer or leader who knows his or her name and story.
Serve: Provide a regular event for children to serve in an age-appropriate way