Q of the Month: who runs the 5th/6th grade program?

Being new the this whole Family Ministry thing, I’m really trying to get ahold of the 5th & 6th grade program so many churches are adapting.  So, the Ministry Blackboard Question of the month is who does the 5th & 6th Grade program fall under? Childrens or youth ministry?  Or does this person in charge report directly to the Family Minister?

TAKE A MINUTE right now and share who you think should run this upcoming and ever growing program.

Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at YMSidekick.com and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

7 thoughts on “Q of the Month: who runs the 5th/6th grade program?

  • May 5, 2011 at 8:16 am
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    The answer is Grant Diamond.

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    • May 5, 2011 at 8:21 am
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      The answer is ALWAYS Grant Diamond 🙂

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  • May 5, 2011 at 8:39 am
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    Our age divisions for groups at our church currently reflect our local school districts. Rather than having two different groups of staff (children & youth), we have 1 Family Ministry team with 2 full time and 3 part time staff members.

    Here's our Family Ministry staff set-up:

    Our EC Director (PT) coordinates ministries from birth to Pre-k… with overlap of Kinder shared with our Elem Director.

    Our Elem Director (PT) coordinates 1st-5th grade ministry with overlap over Kinder and a strong voice in Middle School ministry (6-8th).

    Our Middle School Director (PT) coordinates 6-8th grade and is an occasional large group teacher in our Elem & High School ministry

    I (FT) provide oversight for Children (Birth-8th) & Family (marriage & parenting) Ministry

    Our Student Pastor (FT) runs High School (9-12th) and College ministries, with a strong voice in our family (marriage & parenting) ministry.

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    • May 5, 2011 at 8:51 am
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      Thanks Anthony for sharing this. Very interesting. The PT options are cool. BTW, cool blog you have.

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  • May 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm
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    Greetings from the Great White North!

    I am currently leading the 56/family ministry at our Central campus. (I was formerly the family guy for the youth ministry) In our context we were seeing a great deal of our students (particularly boys) checking out of the children ministries by the end of grade 5.

    Therefore we created a two year transitioning gathering – that still has some children components but beats the heart of youth ministry. I am under the Children Ministries banner but spend much of my time floating between childrens and youth – championing the family (intergenerational) initiatives.

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    • May 11, 2011 at 4:59 am
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      This is a great idea – 56ers are in that transition so it is great having someone in both pools (children and youth) to be the go-between. Thanks for sharing.

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  • May 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm
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    We're a smaller church of about 300 so right now we stay with school divisions. 6th grade is part of youth. 5th is elementary. I oversee all those ministries and their various leaders to ensure smooth transition. As we grow, we'll revisit, but that's where we're at now.

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