Welcome to Walnut Street’s Children’s Ministry Website!
Our ministry seeks to provide children with a strong foundation in Jesus Christ and the gospel through fun and inviting Sunday school classes, activities, and services. We seek to disciple kids in Biblical truth using Sunday school lessons that challenge and encourage them to dig deeper into God’s word, plan, and purpose for their lives. Our ministry provides a place that is exciting, contemporary, and innovative to reach the children of this generation.
As a ministry, we want to see your child leave this ministry with:
We seek to instill in our children joy, service, knowledge, and faith through our fun programs and thorough bible lessons. We want to see kids have a passion for learning about Jesus Christ, for following Him, and for living for Him. We see serving your children as a blessing, and we hope that this ministry blesses both your child and your family.
Teachers: Either for JAM or traditional Sunday school. Traditional teachers can teach for 6 months, the school year, or the summer. JAM teachers take a subject, such as art, movies, cooking, etc. and teach it two various grade levels during a one month period. For JAM, many times teachers receive one week off per month, which can be scheduled around them. Curriculum is provided, though there is preparation involved. If a teacher needs any help planning or getting materials, staff is always willing to help out!
Shepherds: JAM Sunday school. Shepherds are asked to help for 6 month to year rotations, although we will always welcome their help for any length of time! Shepherds are crucial to our JAM program! These people stay with a certain age group throughout the year, getting to know the children and their interests, activities, etc. Shepherds do not teach any class, but merely assist in helping the children with the activities. Shepherds therefore require no preparatory work, though they are expected to be helpful and committed during Sunday school time.
Snackers: JAM Sunday school. Snackers help whenever they can! These people help by either providing snacks via donations or by helping prepare the snacks for the children. This usually requires the volunteer to come the last 20 minutes of the time period to lay out the snacks and drinks for the children. An easy, no hassle job!
Keen Eyes: traditional and JAM Sunday school, break periods. Keen Eyes are our hall monitors, and help whenever they can! Keen Eyes are expected to watch for children who are wandering the halls alone, creating disruptions, or children who are sent to the bathroom and other places during class time. This ensures no child is lost or is unattended within the church. An easy, no hassle job!
Einsteins: constantly! Einsteins are the brilliant thinkers that write our curriculum for JAM! We try to have curriculum written in advance for our teachers, and we use a team of people to brainstorm ideas for lessons. As an Einstein, we ask that you be able to attend meetings and be available to help guide teachers in how to teach the lessons.
Special Service: special activities and events. Our Special Services crew helps out at our lock-ins, VBS, camp, field days, and other special events. This crew is simply a list of people who are willing to help out for special occasions, but are unable to help on Sunday mornings. Simply inform us of your interest, and we will call when events are scheduled to see if you’re available.
Prayer Warriors: What volunteer list would be complete without prayer warriors? They’re needed constantly, and are the fuel that drives our ministry! Please, whatever your involvement in the children’s ministry here at Walnut Street, be praying for our kids, our staff, and our volunteers!