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EastLake Church

Kid's Pastor / Elementary Director

EastLake Church
Seattle, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 07/27/2012
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 4001 to 5000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Are you called to serve in the greater Seattle area?
Then perhaps God is calling you to work at EastLake Community Church (

Find out if you’re an ideal candidate by answering these questions for yourself:
• Are you passionate about developing a creative environment to reach kids for Christ, leading an elementary (1st-6th grade) ministry that helps kids engage God’s word and apply it to their lives?
• Can you provide leadership, vision and organization for EVERYTHING kids in a multi-site church setting?
• Do you have experience leading high level leaders and managing staff?
• Can you establish big picture goals, AND see these goals through with execution of details?
• Can you create systems and mobilize volunteers to develop a consistent quality of program on a weekly basis?
• Are you interested in helping a growing church continue to grow?
• Can you function on a team where change is rapid and work is evaluated on performance?
• Can you be a self motivated starter who can function productively in a mobile office setting?
• Do you have a high view of 'serving as part of discipleship' and do you have a strong desire to reach the un-churched?
• Do you have contagious energy and joy?
• You don't take yourself too seriously

We are looking for a leader who will:
Coordinate Weekly Elementary Services
• Managing the details that go into our weekly services
• Ordering and gathering supplies needed for illustrations, small groups, etc
Manage Early Childhood / Preschool Staff
• Provide leadership to staff overseeing nursery, kids checkin, and preschool areas
• Cast vision, set scoreboards, define big picture goals, and drive expectations
Oversee scheduling and volunteer assimilation
• Organize and maintain the weekly schedule for volunteer leaders to serve
• Will be responsible for new volunteers and helping assimilate them to the team
Lead multiple teams
• Mobilize leaders to lead groups and run the different systems of ministry/service that exist and will be developed through EastLake Elementary Ministry.
• Clearly communicate to volunteers, using various media outlets (email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Mobilize adult Growth Group leaders
• Mobilize adults to lead groups 3 sessions throughout the year
• At EastLake we are not a church WITH growth groups; we are a church OF growth groups.

• A solid calling to the greater Seattle area
• Willingness to live in the area of your site location
• The ability to manage a large and growing kid's ministry
• A passion for the Bible and innovation
• A team player
• Degree, or 'ministry experience' equivalent, in kid's ministry
• A positive attitude
• A familiarity with The Purpose Driven Church Model
• A risk taker
• A passion and drive for evangelism and reaching the un-churched
• A high commitment to the local church
• The ability to make a 7 year old poop his pants with excitement for a weekend service
• Ready to work hard to see a location grow and build exceptional teams
• Ability / Experience leading and managing staff members
• Expertise in effective kid's ministry programming and systems
• A people magnet that volunteers love to be around
• Willing to do whatever it takes!

• Membership at EastLake Church or at your own home church
• Serve on a volunteer team at EastLake Church or at your own home church
• Faithful history of tithing at Eastlake Church or at your own home church