Ministry Areas

The overarching organization of the group structure.

Ministry areas are the larger categories that your church sets up to organize your groups. Before adding groups, you must first set up ministry areas.

An example of a ministry area is "Worship". The "Adult Praise Team," "Youth Praise Team," and "Drama Team" are likely groups that would fall under that ministry area. Another ministry area might be "Music," with the groups "Choir," "Instrumental Ensemble," and "Women's Trio" underneath.

Each ministry area can be assigned a leader. A youth minister would be the typical leader of a "Youth" ministry area.

You will probably have some "nested" ministry areas, or ministry areas within other ministry areas. In the following example, each yellow box represents a ministry area. Those marked with a "1" are primary ministry areas. The numbers "2" and "3" are nested ministry areas.

Example of a ministry area structure. Top-level ministry areas called Kids, Student Ministry, Journey Groups, Adults, Leadership, and Worship. Second-level ministry areas under Kids called Awana, Kid Zone, Children's Missions, Discovery Zone; under Student Ministry called Journey Groups and Youth; under Journey Groups called Groups. Third-level ministry areas under Discovery Zone called Infants 0 to 24 months and Preschool 3 to 5 years. Groups under Kids called Kid's Leaders; under Awana called Awana Leaders, Cubbies 3K, Cubbies 4K, Puggles, Sparks 1st Grade, Sparks 2nd Grade, Sparks 5K, T and T Ultimate Adventure 4th Grade, T and T Ultimate Adventure 5th Grade, T and T Ultimate Adventure 6th Grade; under Kid Zone called 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade; under Zone 56 called 5th Grade, 6th Grade; under Children's Missions called Kids Fest, Upward; under Infants 0 to 24 months called Butterfly Garden, Candy Corner, Sonshine Forest, Surf Shop, and Toy Shop; under Preschool 3 to 5 years called Construction Zone, Diner, DZ Builders Supply, Flower Shop, Pet Shop, and Sports Shop; under Journey Groups called Youth 11th and 12th Grade Co-Ed, Youth 7th and 8th Grade Girls, Youth 7th Grade Boys, Youth 8th Grade Boys, Youth 9th and 10th Grade Boys, Youth 9th and 10th Grade Girls; under Youth called CSM Leadership Team, FUEL, and IGNITE; under Groups called Bill and Charlie Group, Carl and Beth Group, Chris and Rhonda Group, and so on; under Adults called Greeters, Parking Team, Pastoral Care, and Senior Adults; under Leadership called Elders and Staff; and under Worship called Praise Band, Praise Team, and Tech Team.

In this video, we show you how to organize your ministry area structure.