IKM TEAM DESCRIPTION
The goal of the IKM team is to prepare lessons, crafts, and activities to implement while service is held in the sanctuary. Each team member is asked to commit to studying, learning, and growing in order to better serve our family’s children. Ages will include 0 – 4 years and 5 – 10 years (Babies, Infants, Toddlers & Adolescents). Members will communicate with team lead when they are unable to attend on their given scheduled Sunday. Various groups will attend these rooms to allow for a staggered schedule. This ministry is one that MUST be taken in the most serious matter, as it involves caring, teaching, and modeling behaviors for these students.
IKM TEAM REQUIREMENTS
- A Servant’s Heart. The core motivation for the IKM ministry is serving. In Peter 4:10 it reads, Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
- Organization. This team member must have a love for organization and collaboration. In 1 Corinthians 14:40 it reads, But all things should be done decently and in order.
- Expectations. The guidelines for the IKM team membership are:
- personal relationship with Jesus Christ
- a faith outlined by the creeds of the church
- an active membership in the ongoing life of the church
- Commitment. Attendance at workshops or training sessions, meeting an hour before service begins.
- Preparation. Preparation begins on a day other than Sunday. Team will meet on a weekday if necessary to organize and prepare for the Sunday meeting.
- Sacrifice. Being on the IKM team means sacrifice. If you’re called to the IKM team ministry, you’re not there just to enjoy and receive. You’re worshiping in a different way. You’re attentive to what God wants to do.
IKM TEAM DYNAMICS
The IKM Team will encounter all kinds of people and various degrees of personalities. Hence, the following are practical suggestions for dealing with team members:
- Be sensitive. This may be new to the member, so, be patient.
- Inspire. Building an environment to freely be creative is important.
- Mentor. Be ready to guide, teach and support your team with their ideas. The goal is to help the member grow a sense of ownership to their position and to their church.