Things every SGL should know and do.
Be Present: Connect their faith to a community by showing up predictably, mentally, and randomly. Charge to serve consistently. Prepare for your lesson, work through the games and activities. Attend 8:45 huddle. Be in your classroom 15 minutes early, so your ready to welcome parents and your kids!
Create a Safe Place: Clarify their faith as they grow by leading the group, respecting the process and guarding the heart. We’re creating that safe place for the churched children and more importantly the unchurched children that come to us. This is why we start with a social time to prepare them for the lesson. *Always match the security tag with the child and parent at pickup.
Partner with Parents: Nurture an everyday faith by cuing the parent, honoring the parent and reinforcing the family. Take the time to connect with the parents each Sunday. Thank them for bringing their child. Make it your own, but connect.
Make sure they know the value of the Parent Cue card.
Make it Personal: By your example, inspire their faith by living in community, setting priorities and being real. Share your stories and connect it to the Bottom Line. Draw the kids out by sharing your stories, talk with them, not at them. Build their trust, so you become one of the 5 that every child needs to influence and lead them to love and follow Jesus above all else.
Know the Lingo
Three Basic Truths
The Four Faith Skills