Elementary volunteers serve with children from kindergarten to fifth grade. There are places to serve as a small group leader, large groups, tech & production, & checkin.

How to Serve in Children’s Ministry


Give us some basic information and we’ll be in touch soon! We’ll talk about what serving in Children’s Ministry looks like and see if it fits you.


When you’re ready to serve, you’ll need to fill out our full volunteer application. There are four parts of our application and might take a little time.
We are always careful about who serves with children and safety is our priority. Below lists in detail all the parts to the volunteer application.

Part 1: Criminal Background Check
We’ll need you to agree to have us run a criminal background check.

Part 2: Reference Check
We’ve got a short reference check. Give us a few names with contact information that meet the following requirements:
      • Personally known the applicant at least 5 years
      • 18 years or older
      • Not a relative nor a Charity employee
      • Does not reside at the same address as any of the other references
Let your references know that we’ll be reaching out to them!

Part 3: Six Month Attendance
To serve with children, you must have actively attended Southeast for at least 6 months. Has it been less than 6 months? Don’t worry! We’ll train and connect with you in the in-between time!
Part 4: Safety Training
Our staff will go over various ministry safety procedures.


After you’ve completed your application, we’ll connect and train you for the specific role you’ll fulfill on our volunteer team.
This could be a class, a coffee, or a volunteer-shadowing experience—maybe all three! Don’t worry…we’ll guide you every step of the way!