Updated: Feb 12, 2019
This single module, 4 session course is designed to equip children's and youth ministry leaders to serve as volunteers. Equipped is designed both to introduce new volunteers as they begin in children's and youth ministry, as well as to strengthen veteran leaders.
Equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. Ephesians 4:12 NIV
This course can be assigned independently, or done together as a team. A church can assign new workers to begin training at anytime, online. The course can also be done online, but together in a social learning platform. Further, churches may use the downloaded curriculum to train leaders over a course of 4 Sunday School or mid-week Bible study sessions, or even as chapel sessions during a retreat or camp.
Per session, expect:
Directive teaching by steaming video
Assigned work (Scripture study, blog or book reading, or a podcast)
Written response & Assessment (either as part of a community forum or online quiz)
Upon successful completion, the student will earn a Family Ministry Volunteer certificate.
Session 1: Gospel Vision; see ministry as disciple-making. This is so much more than childcare or entertainment. Learn how to clearly and effectively present the gospel.
Session 2: Engage; explore developmentally appropriate practice that engages learning and worship, and balances fun with order. Discover how to study, memorize and meditate upon Scripture, and how to lead your students through the same process. Session 3: Encounter: discover ways to set up your students for encounters with God through Bible study, worship and prayer.
Session 4: Safety First: understand the guidelines that help protect your students, leaders and ministry.