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THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS TO USE YOUR GOD GIVEN GIFTS. AT EASTSIDE, WE LIKE TO SAY THIS IS FOR EVERYONE – AND THAT INCLUDES FINDING A PLACE TO VOLUNTEER. WE WANT TO HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT FIT, SO PLEASE READ BELOW FOR SOME IDEAS. THEN CLICK THE “TOUR” BUTTON TO SCHEDULE AN OBSERVATION.
Kidside (birth – 5th grade)… a fun, relational, and safe place for kids and families to grow together on their faith journey. Our staff and team of screened volunteers are committed to help kids learn to pursue God, connect in community, and unleash compassion. Roles range from working behind-the-scenes to interacting directly with kids. To schedule a tour please click the age group you’d like to observe.
Special Forces provides a safe and loving environment for children with social, physical, mental and developmental differences. We offer both an interactive classroom experience as well as a buddy system for children who would benefit from being mainstreamed. Special Forces change makers help provide a self-contained environment that is identical to our Kidside classes.
Transforming Jr. Highers by helping them Pursue God, Build Community, and Unleash Compassion in their homes, communities, and the world. We shatter the stereotype that church is boring and invite all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to jump in and discover new friends, an exciting faith, and a really fun time!
Eastside’s High School Ministry exists to help students transform their homes, schools, community and the world by Pursuing God, Building Community, and Unleashing Compassion. Find your passion in investing into the next generation of high school students.
If you’re creatively or technically wired, you’ll feel right at home creating engaging and meaningful services. We are the engine, making church happen across all of our campuses. This involves AV, lighting, sound, stage management, and production. Whether your creative gifts are in music, visual arts, drama, or A/V technology, there are a wide variety of opportunities on the Creative Arts teams to use your creative and technical abilities.
Our team of volunteer photographers are responsible for shooting inspiring photos to be used in our weekend experience web and social media.
We are so excited that you are interested in being a part of Eastside’s Worship Team! We find a sense of commonality in our desire to worship God with our gifts, our talents, our love for the Church, for Jesus and for God’s people. We have a vision for continuously increasing our worship ministry here at Eastside Christian Church. Auditions are a very practical tool for evaluating the skills and heart of people who feel called to serve on the Worship Team. We want to encourage the pursuit of skill in the music we present to the Lord. If you have a heart to lead others into meaningful worship and you feel you are skilled with your voice and/or instrument, we would love to get to know you!
If you love people – Guest Central is your team. After services you will personally welcome our first guests and provide a warm hello and a gift.
Are you passionate about helping those who are new to faith and new to church get connected into environments where they can begin to grow and give back to others? If so, we’d love to have you join our Next Steps Team.
Do you love people and thrive in a group setting? Use your skills of connection and conversation as a small group leader! Small groups are weekly gatherings of 5-15 people that meet in homes, coffeeshops, the great outdoors, and online. They provide a place where you can make friends, follow Jesus, and make a difference.
There are many different roles in our cafe including barista, serving food, cashier and providing a warm and welcoming environment.
Help us maintain and beautify our campus and assist with campus operations.
Use your specialized skills and abilities in law enforcement to provide security on weekends. These significant teams help keep our campus safe.
Use your specialized medical skills and abilities to help our medical response teams. These significant teams help keep our campus safe.
Do you have a servant’s heart? Our Auditorium Team assists people to their seats, facilitates communion, and helps maintain a distraction-free service environment for our guests, so that they can better pursue God through worship and the message.
Do you have a warm smile and a heart for people? Then a spot on our Greeter team might be the place for you! You’ll welcome our guests with a kind smile and open heart to ensure every person knows that Eastside is for everyone.
Parking is part of our first impressions team; the first experience for a guest, taking them from the street to the seat. Assist our guests on and off the property by providing a safe and efficient parking experience, while wearing a warm smile and a servant’s heart.
Do you have a heart for those hurting or in need in our community? Volunteer with one of our local partners to bring hope to families or empower at-risk kids to thrive. Click on the button below to get started!
Do you have a heart for those in need around the world? Our philosophy is to focus on holistic work wherever possible, partner with those that are doing it best, and do it all in Jesus’ name. Click below to share your information and find out about any upcoming global trips and how you can join.
Do you have a heart of Compassion that you want to share with other Eastsiders? Our Compassion leaders help facilitate and mobilize Eastsiders to serve the community and the world. Roles vary depending on the season, your skillset, and campus. To get started, click on the button below to tell us more about yourself.
The Dream Team is a Change Maker Team for those who are called and blessed to help build God’s kingdom through Eastside with the gift of giving beyond the level of the tithe. Dream Team members gratefully recognize that God has given them the spiritual gift of giving along with the resources to make an eternal impact for generations to come.