Children's Ministry Volunteer Application

October 12th - October 12th, 2050

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in serving the kids here at Eastridge! Your impact in these kids' and families' lives, no matter how small it may seem, is surely invaluable.

Please fill out the required questions, then print the attached Background Check Waiver and return a signed copy to the Children's Ministry Check-In Counter. If you do not have access to a printer, you can pick up a copy directly at the Check-In Counter.

Your application will then be reviewed and background check processed. When we receive the results, you will be contacted regarding scheduling.

Available Positions

NOTE: Young children, particularly 0-5, require consistency and familiarity in order to thrive in their environments. Because of this, you will notice required minimum time commitments for all Lead and Teacher positions. We want to offer the best experience possible for the kids of Eastridge and their families.

Floor Manager

This position is the lead coordinator for each service and manages the flow of staff and family check-in. This leader is required to arrive 20 min. prior to the beginning of their service time (8:55am or 10:40am), to ensure that the space is clean and functioning appropriately. If decisions regarding staffing or questions about the day should arise, the Floor Manager will field these requests as needed. This position reports directly to the Early Childhood Director as needed.

New Family Coordinator

The New Family Coordinator will be on staff behind the registration counter to welcome new visitors to Eastridge. They will guide guests through the new family paperwork and direct them to the appropriate class for their child(ren). This position needs to be behind the welcome counter 15 min. prior to service start times (9:00am and 10:45am), and will be excused to attend service approximately 25 minutes after service begins (after announcements and before the message starts).

Nursery

LEADER: If you love babies, this is the spot for you! Infants 0-18mo are welcome here, which means they will need constant care and attention. Diapers may need to be changed while you're on duty, and food/bottles will only be given at the request and provision of the parents. The Nursery Lead is requested to be on a twice a month schedule at minimum.

ASSISTANT: The assistant carries out the same duties as the lead, but engagement is flexible for those whose schedules are more fluid.

Toddlers

LEADER: This class is for kiddos 18mo-3 years, so there is a large range of ability here! Though the time will consist mostly of free play, there will also be opportunities for story time, song/dance, coloring, etc. Snack time will be provided by Eastridge (unless otherwise specified), and if there is a need for a diaper change, parents will be paged. The Toddler Lead is requested to be on a twice a month schedule at minimum.

ASSISTANT: The assistant carries out the same duties as the lead, but engagement is flexible for those whose schedules are more fluid.

Preschool

LEADER: This class will lay the foundation to God and His love in a church setting. The curriculum will be chosen by the Early Childhood Director. Lessons and supplies will be prepared in advance, so that the Preschool Leader is easily able to follow the lesson plan for the day. There will be time for free play, music, snack, and activities in conjunction with a Bible lesson. Consistency is important for this age range, so a commitment of at least twice a month is requested for this position. 

ASSISTANT: The Preschool Assistant will support the teacher as needed and help guide the direction of the class. No teaching experience is necessary, but a desire to share God's love and kindness with these impressionable youngsters is.

K/1st Grade

LEADER: As kiddos move into elementary school, it's so important that they continue to build on their knowledge of Bible stories that began in preschool. In K/1st, we focus on God's love, how important each and every child is to Him, and how He is always with them. Lessons for this class are chosen by the Elementary Director and supplies will be provided in each classroom. Elementary students start out in the main worship service for the first 10-15 minutes, then head back to the Kid's Wing to spend the rest of service in their breakout sessions. A typical class includes a Bible story, a deeper Bible connection, a craft and/or a game, and time in prayer. A weekly commitment is preferred for an Elementary Teacher, but a minimum of twice a month is necessary for the spiritual growth and development of elementary kids.

ASSISTANT: Elementary assistants support the main teacher by helping with lesson/craft materials and keeping the kiddos on task and engaged. They may be asked to talk through lesson discussion questions with a smaller group of kids. This position is really all about being present with the kids and developing relationships!

2nd/3rd Grade

LEADER: In 2nd/3rd grade, we focus on God's love, how important each and every child is to Him, and how He is always with them. We encourage the kids to look at the stories in their own Bibles and talk about how God's message relates to our lives today. Lessons for this class are chosen by the Elementary Director and supplies will be provided in each classroom. Elementary students start out in the main worship service for the first 10-15 minutes, then head back to the Kid's Wing to spend the rest of service in their breakout sessions. A typical class includes a Bible story, a deeper Bible connection, a craft and/or a game, and time in prayer. A weekly commitment is preferred for an Elementary Teacher, but a minimum of twice a month is necessary for the spiritual growth and development of elementary kids.

ASSISTANT: Elementary assistants support the main teacher by helping with lesson/craft materials and keeping the kiddos on task and engaged. They may be asked to talk through lesson discussion questions with a smaller group of kids. This position is really all about being present with the kids and developing relationships!

4th/5th Grade

LEADER: By 4th and 5th grade, the kids are pretty familiar with the traditional Bible stories. Now, the focus shifts to navigating God's calling on their life and carrying it out into the real world. We want these kiddos to learn how to uplift each other during their walk with Jesus, how to pray for one other, and how to share Christ's love with their friends! Like the other classes, a lesson plan chosen by the Elementary Director will be provided, with the added opportunity to go deeper into the Bible and to spend time sharing with each other. Relationships and consistency are key! A weekly commitment is preferred for an Elementary Teacher, but a minimum of twice a month is necessary for the spiritual growth and development of elementary kids.

ASSISTANT: Elementary assistants support the main teacher by helping with lesson/craft materials and keeping the kiddos on task and engaged. They may be asked to talk through lesson discussion questions with a smaller group of kids. This position is really all about being present with the kids and developing relationships!

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Men's Ministry Materials

April 19th - July 2nd, 2018

$15

This registration has been set up to allow men to pay for their 4m Training study materials! Cost of materials: $15

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Starting Point

April 29th - May 6th, 2018

Join us for a chance to connect, get acquainted, and learn what it means to be a member of Eastridge! Committing yourself to a body of believers is meaningful and significant. Do you have questions about Eastridge or Christianity? Do you want to get to know different staff members and get more involved? Are you interested in learning about membership and community at Eastridge? are you ready to take the next step? Do you know what your next step is? This three week series will answer all of those questions!

Session One: 4.22.18
What does it mean to live a Christian Life?
How did Eastridge start?
What does the denomination believe?

Session Two: 4.29.18
Who is Jesus?
Why do we believe in the Bible?
What does it mean to be in community?

Session Three: 5.6.18
What programs does Eastridge offer?
What’s going on in Kid’s, Youth, and Adult Ministries?
How do I get involved?

Retreat

Youth Retreat

May 18th - May 20th, 2018

$95

Who: All Middle School and High School Students

When: Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20

Where: Trout Creek Bible Camp. Corbett, Oregon

Cost: $95 per person
This includes all meals, lodging, transportation, zipline, rock climbing, and other camp activities.
*If you chose to play paintball, it will cost an extra $20.

Information: A weekend of fun, fellowship and faith!
We will carpool from Eastridge at 5pm, Friday 5.18 and return to Eastridge by noon, Sunday 5.20.
Students will be assigned in cabin groups for the weekend. Each cabin will have two background checked adult leaders.

Questions: Email Rommie Christiansen (High School Program Director) at rommie@eastridgechurch.org or Christian Plover (Middle School Program Director) at christian@eastridgechurch.org for more information!