I know that you can hardly wait to talk about organizational charts! So exciting!
Below you will find our Children’s Ministry Organizational Chart and our Staff to Volunteer Organizational Charts.
Here is some additional information that will give you context:
* This reflects the children’s ministry staff for all three campuses.
* As of spring 2010, each campus has the following average Sunday attendance for children.
North Point Campus: Waumba (preschool): 1200 & UpStreet (elementary): 1600
Browns Bridge Campus: Waumba: 600 & UpStreet: 850
Buckhead Campus: Waumba 620 & UpStreet: 580
* The department directors on each campus report directly to the Campus Pastor. Their priority and direct accountability comes from the campus. This involves things like staffing, budgets, and specific responsibilites of their environment on the campus.
Each department director has an indirect (dotted line) report to the Multi-Campus Director. This connection gives guidance and direction on the development of the specific ministry as well as collaboration between the campuses. This involves things like curriculum, look and feel of environments, and big picture programming development.
This dual relationship works successfully due to open communication and trust. Success is measured by both campus specific and multi-campus staff by evaluating the ministry success on each specific campus.
Staff to Volunteer Organizational Charts:
We hire staff in children’s ministry based on our number of volunteers. These positions fall into two major areas of responsibility. We hire staff to support the small group side of the department and we hire staff to support the production side of the department.
Every staff member oversees a team of volunteers. The organizational chart below shows what this looks like in greater detail.
You will notice that there is a very small production element in Waumba Land. Because of this, we do not hire production staff. We mostly utilize volunteers to lead in this area, or another person on our team has this as a secondary area of responsibility.
There is no group element in the KidStuf department. Therefore we only hire production staff.
UpStreet has both a groups element and a heavy production element. Both of these areas require a large team of volunteers and staff is hired based on the number of volunteers needed.
We believe that leadership is most effective when every leader leads a few. That’s why our groups and production directors lead a team of 8-12 leaders. In turn, these volunteer leaders lead a handful of small group leaders, who in turn lead a small group of kids.
Ultimately each groups director is responsible for anywhere between 200-300 kids and the volunteer leaders that it takes.
This allows for development, communication, encouragement, and problem solving to happen within the context of a relationship. I believe that a key reason our volunteers stick for the long haul is because they are influenced by a leader who knows them, trusts them, and supports them.
You might also be interested in the following posts that highlight some of the specific job descriptions of staff and volunteers: