King’s Kids Standards of Excellence
We love to have fun in our children’s ministries, but we also recognize the Kingdom Work is serious business! So we take the selection of volunteers seriously as well. We hold our volunteers to the highest standards. We understand that no one has a perfect life, but we would like to be able to talk and walk with you if it becomes obvious that you are struggling with one of the standards listed below.
1. Faith in Jesus Christ
Since our Ultimate goal is to lead kids to Christ and then help them grow in their Christian life, volunteers need to have a personal relationship with Christ themselves! If you are unsure of where you stand in your relationship with God, please talk to one of the pastors or staff members at ABC. We would love to look in God’s word with you and show you how to know for sure that you are saved and a child of God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.
2. Spiritual Growth
A healthy spiritual diet is necessary for all leaders. Check your diet with the following questions: How much time have I spent in personal devotions? How much time do I watch TV? How much time do I spend with my complete family? How much time do I spend alone with my spouse in meaningful conversation? How much time do I spend in prayer? Am I
memorizing God’s word?
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Ministry and serving in church should be motivated by love for children and Jesus Christ, not out of guilt, a feeling of obligation, or a desire to build ourselves up. A commitment to volunteer should be made with prayerful consideration.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
4. An Example in Christian Character
Volunteers should be good examples and a positive influence on the children they minister to. By refraining from activities that do not glorify God in “gray areas”, volunteers express that they are sensitive to the convictions of others in both their actions and conversation.
Titus 2:6-7 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything, set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness.
5. Faithful in Commitments Made
When you give your word, you keep it. If you say you will do something, or be somewhere, follow through on it. If something happens where you cannot keep a commitment, then communicate so that those affected can take necessary action. If necessary, find a substitute to take your place.
1 Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
6. Teachable in Spirit
This is an important trait for any volunteer who is seeking to serve the Lord! We all have weaknesses, but if we remain teachable, there is always hope! We must be willing to listen to constructive criticism and prayerfully consider the input of others. If we fail to listen, we hurt ourselves and rob ourselves of another chance to grow.
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.