Children & Youth

Did you know most people who make a decision to follow Jesus do so before the age of 12? The childhood years are crucial years in building a faith foundation in the lives of kids. Below you will find many ways you can help kids and teens find their way to Jesus.

FirstKids: Birth - Pre-k


The littlest ones learn about God for the first time through the love and teaching they receive from caring adults. To volunteer, contact Brandy Ray at bray@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
Decorating Team Decorate for monthly theme or special events As needed
Drama Team Act out character monologues or skits Sun AM or Sat PM
Hospitality Welcome families at check-in computers and usher children to classrooms Sun AM or Sat PM
Master Story Teller Enthusiastically share God’s Word with the children Sun AM or Sat PM
Music Leader Lead Pre-K kids in about 10 minutes of music Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Nursery Leader Provide safe, loving care for babies and toddlers Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Small Group Leader Lead a small group of children while sharing your faith Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Special Events Team Plan special events throughout the year As Needed
Supply Team Gather and organize supplies for upcoming lessons Flexible Schedule

FirstKids: Kindergarten - 5th Grade


Elementary kids start asking great questions and need adults in their lives who can show them what it looks like to live for Jesus every day. To volunteer, contact Mitchell Yaksh at myaksh@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
Decorating Team Decorate for monthly theme or special events As needed
Master Story Teller Enthusiastically share God’s Word with the children Sun AM or Sat PM
Music Team Select music, lead FirstKids worship, and supervise kids on worship team Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Room Host
Greet and check-in kids, welcome new families, assist where needed during session Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Small Group Leader Lead a small group of children while sharing your faith Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM
Special Events Team Plan special events throughout the year As Needed
Supply Team Gather and organize supplies for upcoming lessons Flexible Schedule
Tech Team Running ProPresenter, sound, etc. Sun AM, Sat PM,
or Wed PM

The Well: 6th - 10th Grade


Help teens make their faith their own by helping them finding out what gifts God has given them and how to use them. To volunteer, contact Josh Koskinen at jkoskinen@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
Breakout Group Leader Lead discussion with small group of students following the large group teaching
Sun AM
Hospitality Team Greet teens as they arrive to The Well Worship Service Sun AM
Praise Team
Lead the youth in worship during The Well Worship Service Sun AM
Special Events Team
Plan special events throughout the year As Needed
Tech Team
Run PowerPoint, sound, etc. Sun AM

Varsity: 11th-12th Grade


Help high school juniors and seniors begin transitioning from their parents' spiritual routine to their own. To volunteer, contact Josh Koskinen at jkoskinen@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

POSITION DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY
Breakout Group Leader Lead discussion with small group of students following the large group teaching
Sun AM
Hospitality Team Greet teens as they arrive to The Well Worship Service Sun AM
Praise Team
Lead the youth in worship during The Well Worship Service Sun AM
Special Events Team
Plan special events throughout the year As Needed
Tech Team
Run PowerPoint, sound, etc. Sun AM