Children's Ministries Evaluation for your Congregation

Complete the evaluation as honestly and openly as you can.

This evaluation needs to be completed by the  pastor, the children’s ministry coordinator, and a parent individually. Use additional paper as needed for  the evaluation. Use the evaluation to guide your process and thinking toward a Children’s Council and  ministries for children in your congregation and community. Please attach a flyer, brochure, or outline of  the Children’s Ministries of your church?

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Congregational Children’s Ministries Evaluation

Classrooms:

• In each Sunday School classroom is there age appropriate furniture?

 

• In each Sunday School classroom are there age appropriate toys?

 

• In each Sunday School classroom are the walls clean, do they have a mural, or are they  blank?

 

• Is there a picture of Jesus in each Sunday School classroom and in the nursery?

 

• Is there a worship center in each Sunday School classroom?

 

• Is there a Bible and a Cross in each Sunday School classroom?

 

• Can the children touch everything in the classroom?


 

 

Curriculum:

• What curriculum is currently being used in each age level?

 

• Are the teachers comfortable using the curriculum?

 

• Is the curriculum working?

 

• Is there training offered for those using the curriculum?

 

• Do the children understand who Jesus is according to their age?

 

• How is the curriculum working?

 

• What are the ages of the children in the Children’s Ministries?

 

• Are DVDs/ VHSs used as supplementary materials or as actually teaching materials?

 

• Is the Bible in use in the curriculum?

 

• Do the children read from and use the Bible during Sunday School?

 

• Is there a resource room available and accessible to Sunday School teachers?

 

• Is the resource room neat and orderly?

 

• Is there a library for resources?

 

• Is there a library with children’s books and videos?


 

 Programs:

• Are children aware and taught of the church seasons?

 

• What programs are available outside of Sunday School?

 

• Are the same children participating in Sunday School as the programs?

 

• Is there a Children’s Church?

 

• Is Children’s Church age appropriate?

 

• Do the children stay in worship?

 

• What kind of leadership do you have for programs outside of Sunday School?

 

• Is there appropriate space for Children’s Ministries programs?

 

• Are there outreach/missions programs involving children?

 

• Is there choir or music for children?

 

• Are there discipleship classes for children?

 

• How are children cared for during meetings, worship, and other activities of the church?

 

• Are those who care for children in the nursery or during worship, meetings, and other  activities of the church CPR trained?

 

• Where are children cared for during meetings? Worship and other meetings of the
church?

 

• Does your church offer Vacation Bible School?

 

• Is your VBS community oriented?

 

• Is your VBS mission oriented?

 

• Does your VBS teach about Jesus?

 

• Are children taught to pray?

 

• Are children taught how to pray?

 

• Are children encouraged to pray?


  

Outside:

• Is there a playground for children?

 

• Is the playground safe and supervised at all times children are present?

 

• Is the playground accessible?

 

• Is the playground age appropriate?

 

• Is the playground used during Sunday School?

 

• Is the playground used outside of Sunday School?

 

• Is there a play space with grass?


 

Sharing space:

• Do you share space with a Day Care or Parents Day Out program?

 

• How do you share?

 

• Is the sharing compatible or are there kinks to be worked out?

 

• Do you reach out those attending the Day Care or Parents Day Out program?


 

 Safe Sanctuaries:

• Are your classrooms safe for each age level using the room?

 

• Is there a check-in and check-out process for young children?

 

• Do children wait on parents or do they wander around the building?

 

• Are there name badges used by employees and other workers?

 

• Are the classrooms welcoming to children?

 

• Are the classroom well lighted?

 

• Are there adult/staff monitors in the hallways where there are children?

 

• Do you have a Safe Sanctuaries Policy?

 

• Do you use your Safe Sanctuaries policy?


 

Teachers:

• How many teachers per age level and classroom?

 

• Is teacher training available for teachers annually?

• Are the teachers prepared for class and present at least 10 minutes before class time?

 

• Are the teachers welcoming to the class?

 

• Do the teachers sit with the class or up above or away from the class?

 

• Do the teachers enjoy working with the age level they are teaching?

 

• Do the teachers participate in worship regularly – weekly, monthly, yearly?

 

• Do teachers understand their Christian heritage?

 

• How do teachers express their personal faith in Jesus Christ?

 

• Is there teacher appreciation shown at least once a year?