Ministry, at any level, does not occur in a vacuum. Community is built when people work together for a common goal.
The mission of Kids Ministries is to Love God, Make Friends, Serve Others.
Along with that mission comes the need for hearts and hands to serve kids and families.

Kids Ministry Opportunities Available 2020-2021:

Our Nursery Leaders and Helpers give care and attention to our smallest attendees and peace of mind to parents who know that their little ones are well taken care of while they worship.  The Nursery commitment is one Sunday/same Sunday of every month.  Volunteers are asked to make arrangements and/or trade Sundays if they have scheduling conflicts.


Bible Lesson Leader will be responsible for preparing a Bible lesson for kiddos ages 2 to Pre-K.  Activities Leader will be responsible for preparing activities to go along with the lesson. These two leaders will transition classrooms opposite one another and will commit to a one Sunday/same Sunday per month. We supply the curriculum, you bring the love and passion. Volunteers are asked to make arrangements and/or trade Sundays if they have scheduling conflicts.


Kids Night is Oak Hills' mid-week Kids Ministry program at Oak Hills from 6:30-7:45pm each Wednesday Night.  Volunteers form relationships with kids through the activities we are involved in, Bible Study and Life Application.  The commitment is from September 16th (hopefully!) to the end of April/beginning of May. 


Kids Ministry will implement Kids Church during the 10:30am worship hour for kids ages K-5th grade.  Kids will stay with their parents through opening worship, announcements, Mission Moments and communion, but then leave the sanctuary to go to the Kids Wing for Kids Bible Lesson.  This opportunity is a win/win/win situation.  Kids get to learn Bible Stories in order from Genesis to Revelations with our new Gospel Project curriculum in a kid-friendly environment.  Parents will be allowed the opportunity to focus on the sermon, should their kids go to Kids Church.  Finally, we are really looking at this as an opportunity for our HS Youth to be, not only helpers to Bible Leaders but also mentors and examples to the younger kids who look up to them.  It is also for our Youth to experience the passion of Christ through serving.   The time commitment is one Sunday/same Sunday each month.  Volunteers are responsible for finding their own substitutes (or trading Sundays) in the event of scheduling conflicts.

Goals of the Kids Ministries Volunteer program:

  • The program is organized and volunteers are trained and/or informed so that questions are few and volunteers feel prepared and equipped.
  • The work is spread among many so volunteers do not feel overwhelmed or over-worked.
  • Volunteers know that their hard work is worthwhile and their efforts are appreciated.
  • The Kids Ministries staff understands that requests for parental time only increases as a child becomes older. We also acknowledge that not everyone feels gifted to work with kids but we prefer to think you may not have found your place yet.

Benefits of Serving:

  • Development of authentic friendships
  • Building relationships with kids of the church and community
  • Worshiping Christ through serving
  • Discover/rediscover the joy and innocence of a child
  • Flexible and accommodating schedules allow for participation in worship services, Sunday School and other aspects of ministry
  • Kids get to see service in action through the work that is done by loving adults in their life

It is our desire that with a little effort and training, many people will get to see Christ through the eyes by a child by serving in Kids Ministries.

Finally, ALL volunteers in Kids Ministries complete an application with reference calls and a background check.


If you are interested in volunteering in the Kids Ministries program at Oak Hills, please contact Shelly Haan.