We are so glad that you are interested in serving the children and families of our community. Anyone wanting to serve in Kids’ Rock in one of the avenues outlined below will need to have done the DNA membership course and are encouraged to be a part of a small group.
If you’d like to get involved or if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
+27 21 686 2970
• Registration Team – this is a team that will be on duty to welcome and register children as they arrive, as well as showing visitors around so that they feel welcomed and comfortable in our environment. This team meets 30 minutes before the start of the meeting to set up and be ready for the kids that arrive early. The team needs to be friendly with both the kids and the parents as they make the first impression each week at Kids’ Rock. The team can then join the main meeting 20 minutes after the start, and will come back to stand at the exit for 10-15 minutes at the end of the meeting as the kids are collected.
• Teaching Team – this team is responsible for the up-front teaching of the Big Oaks (grade 2-5). The lesson is essentially scripted each week in a creative and dynamic way, and the role of the teacher is to communicate that lesson with loads of energy, making it as fun and exciting as possible for the kids. A teacher may teach every second week, but will serve in back to back in both session, where there are two meetings. These people need to have a passion for kids, enjoy being up front and be good at communicating and presenting. The teaching team is expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before the meeting when they are on duty.
• Coaches – the coaches are the volunteers that are with the kids all the time. For the Big Oaks (grade 2-5) they lead the small groups where age-appropriate application of the lesson happens. These small groups are based on a principle of shepherding – we want the coaches to shepherd and guide the kids through meaningful relationships. The material is provided and prepared for the small group time so that the Coach can focus on the relationships.
For the younger classes, Jumping Beans (2 ½ – 4 year olds) and Army Ants (5 – 7 year olds), there are a few coaches in each class who share out responsibilities (i.e. the teaching, the craft, a small game) amongst themselves. This is based on what you feel comfortable doing. Again, a big part of the Coaches role is to build relationships with the kids. The material is provided and prepared for the small group time so that the Coach can focus on the relationships. The Coaches are expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before the meeting when they are on duty.
All the coaches need to have a passion for kids and a heart to shepherd and love the kids in their group.
• Pipsqueak Coaches – The Pipsqueak class (18 Months – 2 ½ years) is a very special class as the kids are very young. This class is more than just looking after the little children as we are laying important foundations of trust that will encourage a faith relationship with God. Often this class demands very focused attention, so some experience with little kids, or a real passion for them is important for these Coaches. The Coaches are expected to be at the venue 30 minutes before the meeting when they are on duty.
• Practical Preparation team – each Monday afternoon all of the activities and crafts are prepared for the coming weekend. This team meets at the Friends First house to cut, stick, count and photocopy whatever needs to be done.
• Standby Team – this is a team of people that may not be able to commit to every week, but that are open , if possible, to being asked to step in a gap if needed.