elementary training

This is a pivotal time in a child's life. 80% of conversions to Christ happens when a child is between the ages of 4-14. You will have the LARGEST impact during this age. Kids in grades K-5th grade are between the ages of 5-12. Let's use this time wisely and intentionally! 

In this section you will find training for:

1. The Essentials:

  • Classroom Ratios
  • Elementary Classroom Routine
  • The Check In/Out Procedure
  • Example Classroom Schedules
  • Rules
  • Who to ask for help

2. The Specifics:

  • Memory Verse Training
  • Class Activity/Bible Review
  • Small Group Training
  • Classroom Management
  • How to Share the Gospel

the essentials

classroom ratios

The Teacher to Kid ratio is as follows:

what's important

The following documents hold the most helpful information for serving in an Elementary aged class:

Check In/Out

Classroom Routine

Class Schedule


Don't feel like you need to remember everything on these pages before serving! As you help in a class, this information will gradually be remembered.

who to ask for help

We recommend asking the Classroom Team Lead for direction. The Team Lead is knowledgeable in all of our policies, procedures and can help answer almost any question you might have. 


If you and the Team Lead need help... radio the Coordinator

Every service has a Coordinator that helps support all of our team. Call them using the radio for help such as:

  • Paging a parent for pickup
  • Help checking in a new family
  • Bringing over supplies
  • Bringing more team members in to keep the class ratio at a safe number
  • Injuries
  • Etc.

The Team Lead and Coordinators are here to help you and your class! 

partner with parents

One of our priorities of Kids Ministry is to Partner with Parents. This means we strive to create an atmosphere where they can feel like we're coming alongside them to help and encourage them to be godly parents. 

At the Elementary age, this means partnering with them in two things: Loving their kid and knowing the parent.

  • Luke 6:31 - And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. 

    1 John 4:19 - We love Him because He first loved us. 

    Below are practical ways to love their kid. 

    • Know their name
    • Help the child feel welcomed and wanted
    • Ask them questions:  How old are you? When is your birthday? What's your favorite color? Toy? Siblings? 
    • If they are more troublesome, give them more loving attention. 
  • Ephesians 4:32 – And be kind to one another, tenderhearted

    1 John 4:7 - Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

    Here are some practical ways to get to know the parents:

    • Know their names. Most important way to get to know parents. 
    • Ask where they're from. 
    • Do they know anyone else that attends church? 
    • Are they part of a small group?
    • Do they know about upcoming family events?
    • How many kids are in the family? (This will help you know if a parent is running late due to picking up another sibling)
    • Do they need help/prayer for anything?
  • Parents want their kids safe and so do we. Below are ways to partner with parents in keeping their kids safe.

    • Know the kids' names
    • Know their parents name(s) and/or face(s)
    • Don't check-out a kid to someone who "forgot" their security tag whom you don't know.
    • Don't take photos of the kids nor allow someone else to take photos of the kids.
    • Don't allow any leaders to use the kids-only bathrooms.

bonus training