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Hub Group Leader and Assistant Leader Job Description

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Why does this matter?

Unlike churches in the suburbs, our groups meet for a collective meal in the city and then break into fixed small groups for discussion. Dinner provides busy and often lonely city workers with the opportunity to connect with a larger and more diverse group of people than just their small group. After dinner, the groups provide the opportunity to go deep with a more intimate sized group. For time-poor city workers the timing of these groups, especially a hard finish time of 8pm is a key part of shaping a ministry for our city context.

Our goal at Scots is to be a community where: (1) The gospel is challenging unbelievers as they listen in on what we believe, observe what it looks like in practice (even beginning to taste it for themselves as they start working out what they believe). (2) The gospel is continuing to do a deep and rich work within believers producing tangible change in every area with regard to what we do and what we value.

The format of following on from the Sunday talk allows groups to focus on practical out workings. In an information rich age what is often lacking is a focus on putting truth into practice. Inductive Bible studies with a heavy comprehension/exegesis component prior to considering practical applications have a place in giving people skills in interpreting the Bible for themselves but will not be the main staple of our groups. Our small groups will mainly follow the Sunday talk series and ‘go deeper’ on the same passage.

Our small groups are an important place for the gospel to be both “taught” and “caught”. We want our small groups to be safe places where people can ask questions, raise doubts, share struggles, talk positively and creatively about how to apply the gospel to specific areas of life, challenge each other in concrete ways, pray specifically for one another, laugh and weep together!

 

What is Involved?

Each Hub Group has a Leadership Group usually consisting of two Leaders (male and female) and one or two Assistant Leaders. All these positions are appointed by the elders and overseen by the Hub Group Coordinator.

It is assumed that the role of facilitating group discussion on a given night will be shared among the Leadership Group. The role of facilitating group discussion on a given night is to be coordinated by the Group Leaders together and shared among the Leadership Group. If one member of the leadership team leads the discussion, another might lead the prayer time, or prayer could be done in smaller groups with several facilitators. etc. Others in the group might also be asked by the group leader to facilitate group discussion on a given night but at this early stage of church life check with Craig first. Normally in our groups, men & women will lead the discussion on different nights. However, be discerning about who they ask not simply “giving everyone a go”.

The main difference between Leader and Assistant Leader is that the Leader(s) co-ordinate the Leadership Group.

The Leadership Team are responsible to lead the group towards maturity in Christ.

While we want to create a culture where the success of the group is everyone’s responsibility, the role of the Leadership group includes:

  • Ensuring the group starts and finishes on time,
  • Reminding the group as appropriate of their purpose and agreed expectations,
  • Nurturing healthy group dynamics and attending to relational difficulties between group members,
  • Fostering a connection between the group and linked people.
  • Being present, on time and engaged over dinner. Dinner is an important part of making Hub work – it provides a sense of being part of a wider fellowship and an opportunity to connect more deeply with group members. Leaders and assistant leaders should model using dinner strategically.

Teamwork…

Leaders and Assistant Leaders should meet together (maybe about every 2 months) for feedback, prayer and encouragement, but probably need to touch base by phone, email or a brief “footpath conversation” more often. As a team…

  • Provide regular feedback to one another about how the group is going. Be positive. When you aren’t leading the discussion be particularly observant about the members of the group and their level of engagement with one another.
  • Evaluate how the group is going as a safe place where true feelings can be shared and group members are moving toward the next step of involvement in the life of the church.
  • Identify members in the group that may require specialized pastoral care. If its something beyond the ability of the group to care for contact Craig for appropriate resourcing.
  • Plan together. Communicate with one another ahead of time if you will be absent.
  • Identify group members who need to be developed as group leaders or in another area of ministry.

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for this role for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Hub Group Co-ordinator:

The Co-ordinator(s)

  • Appoint Group Leaders and Assistant Leaders. Supports and Resources Hub Leaders and Assistant Leaders
  • Organises Hub Leaders meetings (about once a term).
  • Appoints people to groups (in consultation with Group Leadership)

Rostering Groups to Clean Up, Co-ordinating Dinner, Setup, Clean-Up, Lock Up and Everything that happens Wednesday Nights outside of groups is the role of the Dinner Co-ordinator.

Wed Night Dinner
Dinner
Coordinator
Andrew Loh

Scots Church Security Instructions for Hirers

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These guidelines may be updated from time to time by the Licensor.

One off hirers must pick up the tag and key prior to the event. Arrange to call in to the church office at an agreed time. Return key and tag to Scots Administrator within 3 days after the event. If you encounter any issues, please contact Scots Administrator on 0435 209 124.

On the Day

Opening Up

  • Remember to bring your tag.
  • Enter through the York St Door using your tag.
  • Disable the alarm if required according to the four-digit number provided to you and press ‘off’.
  • Unclip the main gates (Margaret Street) if required.
  • If required, use the keypad near the lift entry to unlock the glass doors. Instructions are typed up next to the doors.
  • If wheelchair access is required ask the Portico concierge to give access to the car-park and access through our carpark door to the lift.

Locking Up

Strangers may come into the building while it is open and attempt to remain behind after we leave. Alternatively, they may open a window which is used later to gain access to the building. It is important for their safety that they not be left in the building overnight and important for staff, cleaners or hirers who may enter the building alone the next morning that the building be left empty and secure.

  • Leave all areas tidy and all rubbish in bins.
  • Auditorium users should ensure the auditorium is left as follows: Inside the glass auditorium with 70 seats in horseshoe rows. Chairs should be stacked 6 high at the sides. All other folding tables to be folded and stacked. Close all ground floor windows in the auditorium.
  • Users of the Front Meeting Rooms should leave the rooms as per the diagram in the Front Meeting Area. Turn off the aircon. Ensure the main door is closed.
  • Lock the main glass doors (with the PIN on the printed instructions beside the keypad near the ground floor lift entry). This needs to be done even if there are other groups in the building.
  • If the last group in the building for the day, clip the main gates

Lights

Auditorium

  • Check the kitchen lights are turned off (light switch inside the kitchen)
  • Turn off auditorium lights via keypad near the main auditorium doors
  • Turn off the foyer lights via the keypad by York St exit

Other Spaces (if used)

  • First floor offices and toilets
  • Ground Floor side rooms and toilets (Check York St side-room windows are latched)
  • Kids Church area
  • Lift

Arm the alarm and exit via the York St door.

Wednesday Hub Dinner

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Why does this matter?

In a fast paced, transient city, genuine relationships and conversations are hard to come by.  Hub Group on Wednesdays is when we come together as a church family to form a space for those genuine relationships and conversations to develop and be shaped as we read the Word of God.

An important aspect of Wednesday Hub running well is being on time and efficient so we can eat, meet in groups, and leave on time. Running Hub is therefore split into three roles: Hub Setup, Cleanup and Co-ordinator.

Hub Setup: What is Involved?

Head Cooks:

  • This role is fairly flexible depending on your availabilities and cooking experience:
    • If cooking on the day feel free to come earlier between 4pm – 5pm
    • (Some just cook at home beforehand and bring it in and head it up)
  • Aim to cook for 40 people at $5 a head max
  • You can submit a reimbursement form on Elvanto for the ingredients and costs

Helpers:

  • Arrive by 5:30pm. The setup role should take 15 mins.
  • Open main glass doors at 5:30pm
  • Fill urn and put on low, place tea, milk and sugar next to it
    • Make sure there’s enough milk in the fridge
  • Roll out 6 round tables and set up with 8 chairs at each table
    • On each table set up a cane mat, a candle a top it, two jugs of water, and 8 glasses of water
  • Set up square device and iPad (office) on the left of the serving station
  • Set up Sunday bulletins and pens on a bar table
  • Put plug in dishwasher and give it an empty run
  • Tidy up any rubbish

Hub Cleanup: What is Involved?

As a team you should finish by 7:30pm and get 30 mins to pray as a group from 7:30 to 8:00pm.

  • Try to minimise the noise for the sake of the other groups
  • Put things away in their designated places

Stay safe:

  • Be careful of hot water, glass and sharp utensils
  • Walk (don’t run) and don’t open doors quickly
  • Avoid crowding the kitchen with too many people, where possible work in the servery area
  • Don’t sniff the dishwasher powder

Before Dinner

  • Prep the dishwasher: insert plug, press in small green button, close lid. (it takes 12 mins to lead the hot water. When the noise stops its prepped.)

After Dinner

  • Bring all plates, bowls and cutlery to the servery window and scape excess scraps into the bin
  • Collect all glasses up and take straight to dishwasher. Empty liquids down the sink
  • Run plates, bowls, cutlery, glasses through dishwasher
    • Dry with a clean tea towel afterwards and place back in their respective places
  • Take excess food to the cooking area. If appropriate, makeup takeaway portions with the leftovers. Throw out all other food. No food is to be left in the fridge or kitchen.
  • Rinse cooking pots and serving bowls in the cooking area sink. Wash by hand or stack these to wait until the end of the dishwasher process
  • Pack away tablecloths, mats and candles, iPad and square (to the office), wipe down the tables and servery bench

After groups finish at 8pm

  • Collect all left over cups and plates from groups and run through dishwasher
  • Throw out any take-away containers not claimed
  • Unplug dishwasher, press the green button once drained to turn off
  • Wipe down the kitchen benches
  • Lay out the tea towels on the kitchen benches to dry
  • Turn off kitchen lights and fans

Using the Dishwasher

  • Clean glasses first, then plates and bowls, then cooking pots and serving bowls
  • The dishwasher is the rate determining step. Keep it working by having the next load ready. Don’t clutter the loading area by bringing all dirty stuff there at once. Keep up with the drying
  • Don’t over stack the dishwasher, it will take you longer in the end if things don’t clean properly
  • If after 4 or more runs, the water looks dirty, carefully pull out the plug, and once drained re-prep the dishwasher

Hub Co-ordinator: What is Involved?

As a team the co-ordinators

  • Assign volunteers to serve using Elvanto (Clean Up teams, Cook, Helpers, MC, Open and Close)
  • Recruit new cooks and assistant cooks
  • Review the Hub job descriptions from time to time
  • Monitor and respond to last minute drop outs. (If the Cooks can’t make it last minute, we order pizza!)
  • Check in with the cooks on duty periodically assisting them if needed
  • Ensure tables are set, square for payment, name tags and bulletins (in office)
  • Kick dinner off at 6pm (you give thanks or ask someone else)
  • Make any relevant announcements, give reminder that groups are starting in 5 minutes at 6:40pm
  • Dismiss us to groups at 6:45pm
  • Encourage the cleanup team and check the kitchen is left tidy
  • Report any breakages or other kitchen issues by email to admin@scotschurchsydney.org

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for this role for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Rostering Groups to Clean Up, Co-ordinating Dinner, Setup, Clean-Up, Lock Up and Everything that happens Wednesday Nights outside of groups is the role of the Dinner Co-ordinator.

Wed Night Dinner
Dinner
Coordinator
Andrew Loh

Serve Director

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Why does this matter?

How is it part of our mission? How is it a form of gospel service?

What is Involved?

  • Approve new team members, team leaders and co-ordinators in consultation with co-ordinators.
  • Allocate Elvanto appointments in blocks for all Serve ministries in consultation with the relevant co-ordinator(s) and provide a clear hand-over of scheduling responsibilities to the co-ordinators.
  • Liaise with the Child Protection Administrator to ensure that where a ministry involves direct contact with children (including under 18 volunteers) that all relevant team leaders are WWCC and BTS current.

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for this role for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Music and AV

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Why does this matter?

The music team (including those on the AV desk) lead us as we engage our hearts and minds in extolling God’s greatness in song. Roles included here: Music Team Members, Music Team Leaders, Sound Desk Team Members, and Music Co-ordinator.

Music Team Member: What is Involved?

Before the Day

  • Learn the songs before you turn up by practising at home. This is a way of making sure your time together is not spent learning the song, but working out how to present the songs together as a team.

On the Day

  • Arrive at 9am to do a ‘run through’ and be ready to start on time. Check the order of songs as printed on the bulletin. Check with the Leader as to who is introducing songs, etc. Work constructively and generously as a team, under the direction of the team leader. Remind one another of the way music is a ministry to the congregation.
  • Practice singing using the lyrics on the monitor (the hard copy of the song might be different to the projector!)
  • 10:15am – be part of the prayer for all involved on the platform.

At the end:

  • Leave the music area tidy and put away all music.
  • If there has been a problem with song lyrics, music needing correction, stuff missing, let the Music Co-ordinator know so we can fix it for next time.

Music Leader: What is Involved?

As well as following the music team member’s job description, the Music Leader has the following duties.

Early in the week

  • look at the scheduled songs and assess the ability of the team to execute these songs. If appropriate, remind the team members of new songs and encourage preparation, or suggest a song change to the Music Co-ordinator.

Lead the team on the day.

  • Liaise with the appointed Leader for the morning on introductions, instructions (sit, stand, etc) and the general flow of the morning.
  • Ensure child protection protocols are followed. In particular, don’t allow yourself, or other team members, to be alone in a private area with a team member under 18 years of age.

AV Team Member and Leader: What is Involved?

Before Church

  • Arrive at 9am.
  • Before anything else… turn on the computer monitors at the power board. Open EasyWorship and load the schedule for this Sunday (if not already done). Follow the instructions carefully in the first item “Sound Desk Instructions”
  • 10:15am: You are a vital part of the team – join us for prayer on the stage. Check with the Platform Leader regarding mics required for any items or interviews.
  • Be ready to start on time. Aim to complete the set up by 10:15am.
  • At 10:15am the Leader will turn off the church lights (26 on the light panel).
  • At 10:25am, when the Leader turns on all house lights, play the intro video. Volume high.

During Church

  • Unless there is a specific plan to do otherwise, don’t wait until the next item (song, Bible Reading, etc.) is announced before putting up the first slide.
  • Stay alert to changes in sound levels for different speakers.
  • Stay alert for “spur of the moment” unscripted changes (leaders have an annoying habit of doing this when you least expect it).
  • Start recording the talk during the Bible reading. It gets trimmed later. Stop recording after the talk.
  • Craig provides an annotated script of the talk so you can progress the slides.
  • Mute and open mics as required. However, leave the main Lectern mic on all the time.

After Church

  • Immediately when the service ends, play the audio of the video from the start of church at half volume with no visual. Once it has played once no more music is required. Don’t play Spotify or stuff from your own device as we don’t have copyright arrangements.
  • Turn off the monitors at the power board. Do not turn off individual screens.
  • Use the remote controls to turn OFF the projector and TV.
  • Do not turn off the PC or WIFI point.

Music Co-ordinator: What is Involved?

(The music co-ordinators work behind the scenes to keep things organised.)

  • Manage last minute drop-outs (after 1pm Thursday) using Elvanto to check who is available.
  • Maintain the playlist. When new songs are introduced, source the sheet music and ensure (through church administration) that new lyrics are added into EasyWorship.
  • Ensure (through church administration) that sheet music resources are in order.
  • Alert the church administration of damaged or missing gear.
  • Recruit new team members and team leaders (subject to approval by the Serve Director).

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for this role for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Kids in the City (Sunday) Job Descriptions

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Why does this matter?

Following Jesus involves speaking and modelling the truth about him. There is no more important way to do this than with our kids on Sunday mornings.

Those involved in Sunday Kids Ministry ought to be mature Christians, willing to love and be real-life examples of what it means to follow Jesus. Everyone serving in this ministry must comply with the requirements of our Child Protection Policy.

How can I be involved?

K-6 Teacher              Teaches using lesson plan provided by the coordinators. involving and training the Assistant, as appropriate to their experience and gifts.

K-6 Assistant           Assists the teacher. You can start in this role without much training or experience and we will equip you with on the job training and offline input.

Year 7-8 Mentor      Teaches the Year 7-8 group.

Co-ordinators          Work behind the scenes to facilitate kids’ ministry.

K-6 Teacher. What is Involved?

Before Sunday

  • Prepare using the lesson planning material provided by the Kids Church Co-ordinator.
  • Pray for the children and your assistant.
  • Purchase kids morning tea items or delegate to your assistant. (no nuts) and submit a reimbursement form.

On Sunday

  • Arrive by 10am to set up the room, morning tea and any craft or activities required. Give the assistant a brief summary of the big idea of the lesson plan and ways the assistant can be involved in each activity. Pray for the children and each other.
  • Children are dropped off from 1015am. Don’t be alone with a child. If the assistant is running late, ask a parent to stay until the assistant arrives.
  • Place the sign-in sheet near the door, so parents can leave contact details and allergy information.
  • Text the parent if a child is distressed or unmanageable and ask them to pick up their child
  • Text the coordinator about urgent problems/injuries that you need help with during the session

At the end of the lesson

  • On receiving the text from the coordinator, bring the children into church for the final song.
  • Ensure they connect with their parent/responsible adult.
  • Clean up the Kids Church area.
  • Let the coordinator know about craft resources that need replenishing.
  • Tell the coordinator about any problems you encountered or suggestions to improve processes

K-6 Assistant. What is Involved?

Before Sunday

  • Pray for the children and other teachers.
  • If asked by the Teacher, purchase morning tea items. (no nuts) and submit a reimbursement form.
  • Have the mobile number of the coordinator on duty in your phone in case you encounter issues during the lesson.

On Sunday

  • Arrive at 10am to help set up the room, morning tea and any craft or activities required.
  • Be ready to help with activities, and follow the requests of the teacher.
  • Children are dropped off from 1015am. Don’t be alone with a child. If the teacher is running late, let the coordinator know.

At the end of the lesson

  • Help bring the children into church for the final song.
  • Ensure they connect with their parent/responsible adult.
  • Help with clean up of the Kids Church area.
  • Let the teacher know about craft resources that need replenishing.

Year 7-8 Mentors. What is Involved?

Before Sunday

  • Pray for the kids
  • Familiarize yourself with the session plan/activity resources provided by the coordinator

On Sunday

  • Arrive by 10:15am.
  • Connect with the group members to let them know you’re leading, maybe sit together.
  • Lead the group members out of church just before the Bible reading
  • Text the coordinator if you encounter urgent problems during the session.

At the end of the session

  • In response to the text from the coordinator, bring the kids back in to the auditorium.
  • Tell the coordinator about any problems you encountered or suggestions to improve processes
  • Submit a reimbursement form for morning tea expenses.

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for Kids Church for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Kids Church Co-ordination Team. What is Involved?

The Co-ordination team works behind the scenes to rescource and co-ordinate this ministry. One member of the team will be rostered on (look in Elvanto) each week to deal with drop-out and on-the-day issues.

Some tasks may be assigned as the specific responsibility of particular members of the team, or be shared.

  • Meet once a term (minimum) to coordinate the team responsibilities, and evaluate Sunday Kids Ministry. The Lead Co-ordinator should initiate this.
  • Devise a teaching programme
  • Provide the weekly teaching material to teachers and support them in planning and implementing their lessons.
  • For school holidays, check with parents to assess whether a class is viable/necessary.
  • Recruit new teachers and assistants, in consultation with SERVE Director.
  • Provide training for teachers and assistants as required.
  • Liaise with the Child Protection Administrator to ensure that where a ministry involves direct contact with children that all relevant team leaders are WWCC and BTS current.
  • Manage and replenish kids church resources and storage.
  • Liaise with the Serve Director on issues regarding Kids Church space.

Kids Church Co-ordinator on duty each Sunday

  • Monitor and manage volunteer drop-outs for the weeks you are on-duty using Elvanto.
  • From 10am, be available on site as the point of contact for the teacher and assistant, plus regular and visiting parents.
  • Check your phone regularly for any issues arising.
  • Know where the first aid kit is in the kitchen.
  • Text the teachers of both K6 & 78 as the item before the final song is starting.
  • Check that the kids’ church area is tidy as you leave.

Kids Ministry
Sunday Kids Church
Kids Ch Coordinator
Cathy Tucker
Kids Ministry
Sunday Kids Church
Kids Ch Coordinator
Martin Chung
Kids Ministry
Sunday Kids Church
Kids Ch Coordinator
Sally McCowatt

Bread of Life

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Why does this matter?

God loves our world so much he sent his only Son to die in our place. He loves each person in our city more than we can even imagine. Bread of Life is a ministry that allows us to partner with other Christians to love our city in practical ways.

What is Involved?

Bread of Life is run each Sunday by Vine Church at Surry Hills providing breakfast for rough sleepers. Scots Church Sydney supports this ministry by sending a team on the first Sunday of each month. Breakfast runs from 8-9:30am so its possible to be at church by 10:30am. If you are appointed to serve in this ministry (look at Elvanto) then you will not normally be asked to serve in other ways on that Sunday.

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for Kids Church for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support, email Emily, our church administrator. 

If you would like to serve in this role or have further questions please contact Dhanu

Job Description Template

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Why does this matter?

How is it part of our mission? How is it a form of gospel service? Example:

All sorts of people come through the grand and slightly intimidating front steps of Scots on a Sunday: those seeking God and perhaps coming to a church for the first time, those returning after a bad experience at church in the past, perhaps a visitor to the city where a change of context is a time to rethink the big questions of life. Regulars coming to church may have had a fantastic or a terrible week and are struggling to get there. The reception people receive at the door can set the tone for church being a place where everyone is welcome – no matter who they are or how they are feeling. Be prayerful for your greeting ministry. Your welcome may be part of the morning being a significant encounter with God.

What is Involved?

Tell me what is involved in doing this role before church starts. Example:

Before Sunday

  • Prepare using the lesson planning material provided by the Kids Church Co-ordinator.
  • Pray for the children and your assistant.
  • Purchase kids morning tea items or delegate to your assistant. (no nuts) and submit a reimbursement form.

ON THE DAY

Tell me what to do on the day including when to turn up…. Example:

On Sunday

  • Arrive by 10am to set up the room, morning tea and any craft or activities required. Give the assistant a brief summary of the big idea of the lesson plan and ways the assistant can be involved in each activity. Pray for the children and each other.
  • Children are dropped off from 1015am. Don’t be alone with a child. If the assistant is running late, ask a parent to stay until the assistant arrives.

Click here to check when you are serving on the Scots Church Sydney Elvanto app.

What if I can’t serve in my rostered role on a particular Sunday?
If you need to drop out in the week leading up to particular Sunday, mark yourself Declined for Kids Church for that Sunday.
If you know ahead of time that you will be absent from church, mark yourself as Unavailable for that Sunday, so you don’t get rostered onto anything. How to mark yourself Unavailable.
Church involves lots of people serving in different ways. So we all know who is serving in a particular role on a particular day, please don’t arrange by yourself a swap with someone else. If you Decline or mark yourself Unavailable your coordinator will get notified and sort it out.

For Elvanto support email Dan our church administrator (Tues-Thurs). 

Lead in Prayer

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Why does this matter?

Prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God as individuals and as a church community. In public prayer you lead us in bringing our corporate concerns to God. What you pray for and how you pray powerfully models how we should relate to God.

What is involved?

  • Join those who are serving up the front in a time of prayer at 10:15am in the auditorium.
  • Know when you are on so there isn’t a gap while we wait for you to walk up the front. If you pray straight after a song it is your job to be there in time to tell people to sit down.
  • Stand in front of the microphone before speaking.
  • Introduce yourself and invite people to join you in prayer.
  • Take a breath and pause to settle yourself. Speak slightly slower than the pace that feels natural.
  • Sit down.

First and Second Prayer

There is a workshop on Leading in Prayer run from time to time. What follows here is a brief summary of how prayer is organised at Scots.

Different elements of Prayer are covered in First and Second Prayer. First Prayer focusses upon Praise/Adoration and Confession. Second Prayer follows the talk and makes specific requests and thanks God for who he is and what he has done.