Becoming an HHCM Volunteer
Is there anyone in your life who has been an important part of your spiritual growth? I know I can name more than one, but Trey comes to mind. He helped teach me at church when I was younger. His love for Jesus and us kids was so big not even Texas could hold it all. In Children’s Ministry, our vision is to get the scripture into the heads, hands, and hearts of our children. We have lots of opportunities where you could join our volunteer team, and be like Trey in the life of our kids. I cannot wait for you to join us :)! Please email me or call/text at 512-749-9282 any time.
- Ethan Graves, Children's Minister
- Annual Events
- HHCM has annual events like Heroes Camp, Fall Festival, and Missions Camp. We love to have members partner with us to put these events on every year.
- Bible Life Teacher
- Bible Life Teachers use The Gospel Project Curriculum to teach lessons for our Children's Bible Life classes. They teach during the 9:30 hour once every other week.
- Bible Life Subs
- Bible Life Subs fill in for the teachers when they are out of town or sick. Subs teach during the 9:30 hour. Most times advance notice is given, but sickness can happen at any moment so subs may be asked to fill on shorter notice.
- Aide on Rotation in Mrs. Sweet’s Bible Life Class
- Mrs. Sweet teachers the 2nd and 3rd-grade children every week. Her aides assist her in teaching the lessons. Mrs. Sweet's aides serve on rotation.
- Children's Worship Aide
- Children's Worship Aides serve on rotation and join the children in Children's Worship during the 10:45 service. They help monitor the kids, lead the discussion, share a testimony, and help lead in the time we spend with the children.
- Nursery/Pre-K Aides
- Nursery/Pre-K aides work alongside our childcare workers to spend Sunday morning caring for our little ones. Nursery aides serve on rotation.
- Administrations Aides
- HHCM has lots of moving pieces. Administration Aides assist the Children's Minister in making sure each program and event is running well, e.g. keeping track of AWANA points.
- AWANA Handbook Leaders
- Handbook leaders spend all night with a group of our children. They sit with the children during lesson time, listen to children recite their verses during handbook time, and play games during game time.
- AWANA Secretaries
- Secretaries check children into AWANA. They also keep records of how many verses each child says and the awards they earn.
- AWANA Sparks Teacher
- The Sparks Teacher is responsible to teach the large group lesson to our Sparks children.
- AWANA TNT Teacher
- The TNT Teacher is responsible to teach the large group lesson to our TNT children.
- AWANA Game Leader
- The Game Leader runs game time using the AWANA gamebook and their own creativity. They also keep track of the points each team earns.
*All AWANA volunteers serve every Wednesday night from 6:40 until 8:15.
*All Sunday Morning volunteers serve either during the 9:30 a.m. hour or the 10:45 a.m. hour.
- Must be members in good standing of HHBC and have been regularly attending for 6 months.
- Must be adults (18 or older).
- Minors who are at least thirteen years of age are welcome to assist (subject to the approval and direction of the Children’s Minister), but they will be paired with an adult caregiver at all times.
- Seek to demonstrate Christ's love in the way we love the children
- Set an example of proper Christian conduct in the way we live our lives
- Strive to get the Scriptures into the hands, heads, and hearts of the children
- Attend annual training
- Ministry Area Training
- CPP Review
- Protect our children by following the CPP
- Honor their commitments to serve
- Arrive at their area of service 15 minutes prior to the start time
- Understand that the care of children is a privilege. Volunteers may be suspended at any time by the Children’s Minister, Lead Pastor, or Elders if the above expectations are consistently not met.
Pathway to Becoming an HHCM Volunteer
- Anyone interested in serving in HHCM must fill out an application and read the Child Protection Policy.
- After filling out the application, the Children’s Minister will schedule a meeting with the applicant to discuss their desire to serve, answer any questions they have about the CPP, and to determine where they would best fit in the ministry.
- Applicants will sign the CPP's Statement of Agreement and Acknowledgment form then return a signed copy to the Children’s Minister.
- The Children’s Minister will run the appropriate background and social media checks as well as follow up with the references listed on the application.
- Once all checks are finished, the Children’s Minister will have applicants complete a child abuse awareness training.
- Upon completion of child abuse awareness training, applicants will be ready to serve in Children’s Ministry.
*Please note the following:
- All completed records of screening procedures will be kept securely along with the original application.
-The background check, child abuse awareness training, and signing of the acknowledgment and agreement statement will be renewed every two years for those who wish to continue in their roles.