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Welcome
C. I. A. s!
How do I become a C.I.A.?
Complete a C.I.A. registration form
Attend a training session (you’re doing it)
Attend Safe Sanctuary Training (you’re doing it!)
Sign and agree to C.I.A. Covenant agreement
Commit to 5 or more events at BCUMC this
summer
Why be a C.I.A.?
Because God calls us to serve!
To grow spiritually!
To learn responsibility, organization,
leadership, and teamwork!
To have fun!
To practice for your future job!
Being a Servant Leader
• Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others
others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own
interests, but also to the interests of others.
• Philippians 2:3-4
• The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be
humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted .
• Matthew 23:11-12
• Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever
wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
• Matthew 20:26-28
What can I do as a C.I.A.?
Children’s Programming Events:
End of School Blast End of Summer Blast
Camp BC Camp AD
Camp WO Reading Zone
VBS Parent’s Night Out
Connecting Hearts Events:
Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
Christmas Block Party Easter Egg Hunts
What you need to know about
preschoolers
• They have lots of energy, and enjoy playing and
being active
• They learn with their senses – tasting, touching,
smelling, hearing, seeing
• They have a wonderful imagination
• They are learning to express their feelings
• They are learning to play with others
• They are learning to wait their turn
• They deserve to be treated equally
What you need to know about
preschoolers (cont’d…)
• They are beginning to understand that others
have feelings
• They want to help and love to feel important
• They need YOU to care for them and show
them how to be a Christian
• They can say simple prayers
• They can express wonder and awe at God’s
world
• They can experience belonging at church
What you need to know about Early
Elementary Kids (ages 6-8)
• They need YOU to show them how to deal
with situations in a Christian manner
• They need to be involved in group AND
individual activities
• They need to be given responsibility to care
for their environment – help to get ready for a
camp, helping cealn up, etc.
• They need to learn about people who are
different than them
• They need to investigate, experiment, and
explore
What you need to know about older
Elementary Kids (ages 9-12)
• They need to be guided to think on their
own (don’t do it for them!)
• They are developing a sense of belonging
to the church
• They need to share their faith with friends
• They need to know that they are children
of God
Greet and Smile!
• Smile a lot! It sends a message of
welcome and friendship.
• Make eye contact! It connects you to your
campers.
• Introduce! Introduce yourself and the
other campers in your group!
• Learn each camper’s name!
• Enthusiasm is contagious! Be
enthusiastic!
Things YOU can do to raise a
child’s self esteem
• Praise them! Make an effort to find things to
praise them about.
• Listen to them. Look them in the eye and REALLY
hear what they are saying to you.
• Let them help you. Find creative ways to let them
contribute.
• Give them guidelines and responsibility, and stick
to it. This helps them know what to expect, which
makes them feel safe.
• Give them a chance to succeed. Learn what they
are good at, and encourage them in that area.
Safe Sanctuary
• Safety in Numbers
• Line of Sight
• Never be in a closed space
with a child
• If you’ve got to discipline,
get an adult
Discipline
• Children need to follow these basic rules:
– Treat everyone with kindness and respect
– Follow directions
– Stay in the classroom unless escorted by workers
– No fighting, name calling, or rude behaviors
– Remember this is God’s house, treat it properly
• If a child will not follow the rules:
– Refocus the child on another activity. For ex: ask him/her
to help with a task
– Kindly separate the child from whatever is causing him/her
to misbehave, whether it be an object, another child, etc
– If the child is out of control, get an adult!
Emergency Procedures
What Should I do if…?
• Prevention
– Be alert & aware of what’s going on around you
– Pay attention to the behavior & activities of kids
– Equipment & supplies of the activitiy
• Accident / Incident Report
– Filled out by an adult & C.I.A.
– Tell what happened and record it on paper
– Director follows up
Emergency Procedures
What Should I do if…?
• Stranger! Danger!
– Suspicious persons, behavior or activity, report to adult leaders
– Follow directions of adult leaders
– Don’t take matters into your own hands
• Ouch! I got bit!
– Things that can happen: scrapes, cuts, bumps, biting, things in
eyes, stomach ache, vomiting, etc.
– Assess the situation
– Send for an “In charge person”
– Bring the child to the Gym Office
– Only adults will administer treatment
– Wash hands with soap and hot water after dealing with injuries
Emergency Procedures
What Should I do if…?
• There’s a storm a comin’:
• Outside activities – Get indoors
• If upstairs, don’t use elevator, take stairs
• Follow instructions of adult leaders
• Stay with your kids
• Stay calm so that your kids will stay calm
Fire! Real or False Alarm?
• If I pull this what happens?
• Follow instructions of adult leaders
• Use stairs not the elevator
• Evacuate through nearest exit
• Keep children in group with you
• Return when all clear is given
Cell Phone Policy
• If you are volunteering your
phone should be off!!!
• Off, not on silent, vibrate, etc.
• Texting is THE SAME as
talking!
• Our attention should be on the
kids, NOT our phones!!!
Now that I’m a C.I.A.
My responsibilities are:
• I will be wearing C.I.A shirt EVERY TIME I am
volunteering. However, I may be given a specific
camp shirt to wear for some events.
• “Sign-in” in Gym Office each time I arrive to camp
• Make myself a nametag when I sign in and WEAR
IT!
Other Important Stuff
What if I signed up but can’t make it?
Communicate!!!
Call in and let _____ know
Find another C.I.A. to repalce you & let ____ know
Please be on time!
There will be important details you will miss if you are
late!
Place Emergency phone numbers from Safe Sanctuary
training into your cell phone.
Almost done!
If someone needs to contact you during the
time you are volunteering, they must call
___________.
(281) 463 – 2330
Bear Creek UMC
16000 Rippling Water Dr
Houston, TX 77084

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CIATrainingPwrPt2014

  • 2. How do I become a C.I.A.? Complete a C.I.A. registration form Attend a training session (you’re doing it) Attend Safe Sanctuary Training (you’re doing it!) Sign and agree to C.I.A. Covenant agreement Commit to 5 or more events at BCUMC this summer
  • 3. Why be a C.I.A.? Because God calls us to serve! To grow spiritually! To learn responsibility, organization, leadership, and teamwork! To have fun! To practice for your future job!
  • 4. Being a Servant Leader • Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. • Philippians 2:3-4 • The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted . • Matthew 23:11-12 • Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. • Matthew 20:26-28
  • 5. What can I do as a C.I.A.? Children’s Programming Events: End of School Blast End of Summer Blast Camp BC Camp AD Camp WO Reading Zone VBS Parent’s Night Out Connecting Hearts Events: Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival Christmas Block Party Easter Egg Hunts
  • 6. What you need to know about preschoolers • They have lots of energy, and enjoy playing and being active • They learn with their senses – tasting, touching, smelling, hearing, seeing • They have a wonderful imagination • They are learning to express their feelings • They are learning to play with others • They are learning to wait their turn • They deserve to be treated equally
  • 7. What you need to know about preschoolers (cont’d…) • They are beginning to understand that others have feelings • They want to help and love to feel important • They need YOU to care for them and show them how to be a Christian • They can say simple prayers • They can express wonder and awe at God’s world • They can experience belonging at church
  • 8. What you need to know about Early Elementary Kids (ages 6-8) • They need YOU to show them how to deal with situations in a Christian manner • They need to be involved in group AND individual activities • They need to be given responsibility to care for their environment – help to get ready for a camp, helping cealn up, etc. • They need to learn about people who are different than them • They need to investigate, experiment, and explore
  • 9. What you need to know about older Elementary Kids (ages 9-12) • They need to be guided to think on their own (don’t do it for them!) • They are developing a sense of belonging to the church • They need to share their faith with friends • They need to know that they are children of God
  • 10. Greet and Smile! • Smile a lot! It sends a message of welcome and friendship. • Make eye contact! It connects you to your campers. • Introduce! Introduce yourself and the other campers in your group! • Learn each camper’s name! • Enthusiasm is contagious! Be enthusiastic!
  • 11. Things YOU can do to raise a child’s self esteem • Praise them! Make an effort to find things to praise them about. • Listen to them. Look them in the eye and REALLY hear what they are saying to you. • Let them help you. Find creative ways to let them contribute. • Give them guidelines and responsibility, and stick to it. This helps them know what to expect, which makes them feel safe. • Give them a chance to succeed. Learn what they are good at, and encourage them in that area.
  • 12. Safe Sanctuary • Safety in Numbers • Line of Sight • Never be in a closed space with a child • If you’ve got to discipline, get an adult
  • 13. Discipline • Children need to follow these basic rules: – Treat everyone with kindness and respect – Follow directions – Stay in the classroom unless escorted by workers – No fighting, name calling, or rude behaviors – Remember this is God’s house, treat it properly • If a child will not follow the rules: – Refocus the child on another activity. For ex: ask him/her to help with a task – Kindly separate the child from whatever is causing him/her to misbehave, whether it be an object, another child, etc – If the child is out of control, get an adult!
  • 14. Emergency Procedures What Should I do if…? • Prevention – Be alert & aware of what’s going on around you – Pay attention to the behavior & activities of kids – Equipment & supplies of the activitiy • Accident / Incident Report – Filled out by an adult & C.I.A. – Tell what happened and record it on paper – Director follows up
  • 15. Emergency Procedures What Should I do if…? • Stranger! Danger! – Suspicious persons, behavior or activity, report to adult leaders – Follow directions of adult leaders – Don’t take matters into your own hands • Ouch! I got bit! – Things that can happen: scrapes, cuts, bumps, biting, things in eyes, stomach ache, vomiting, etc. – Assess the situation – Send for an “In charge person” – Bring the child to the Gym Office – Only adults will administer treatment – Wash hands with soap and hot water after dealing with injuries
  • 16. Emergency Procedures What Should I do if…? • There’s a storm a comin’: • Outside activities – Get indoors • If upstairs, don’t use elevator, take stairs • Follow instructions of adult leaders • Stay with your kids • Stay calm so that your kids will stay calm
  • 17. Fire! Real or False Alarm? • If I pull this what happens? • Follow instructions of adult leaders • Use stairs not the elevator • Evacuate through nearest exit • Keep children in group with you • Return when all clear is given
  • 18. Cell Phone Policy • If you are volunteering your phone should be off!!! • Off, not on silent, vibrate, etc. • Texting is THE SAME as talking! • Our attention should be on the kids, NOT our phones!!!
  • 19. Now that I’m a C.I.A. My responsibilities are: • I will be wearing C.I.A shirt EVERY TIME I am volunteering. However, I may be given a specific camp shirt to wear for some events. • “Sign-in” in Gym Office each time I arrive to camp • Make myself a nametag when I sign in and WEAR IT!
  • 20. Other Important Stuff What if I signed up but can’t make it? Communicate!!! Call in and let _____ know Find another C.I.A. to repalce you & let ____ know Please be on time! There will be important details you will miss if you are late! Place Emergency phone numbers from Safe Sanctuary training into your cell phone. Almost done!
  • 21. If someone needs to contact you during the time you are volunteering, they must call ___________. (281) 463 – 2330 Bear Creek UMC 16000 Rippling Water Dr Houston, TX 77084

Editor's Notes

  1. - patience, creativity,