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Employment Opportunity – Children’s Pastor

Employment Opportunity – Children’s Pastor

Appointment of Children’s Pastor to Lakeside Baptist Church 

We are excited to be seeking a Children’s Pastor to lead our Children’s Ministry into the future.   

About Lakeside: 

Lakeside Baptist Church Incorporated (Lakeside), located in North Lake, 20km from the CBD in Perth, Western Australia, is a unique church.  It all started in the late 1980’s, as a small church that had a desire to reach the local community through a facility that could be used every day of the week.  In February 1992, Lakeside held its first church service on ‘Court One’ and the Recreation Centre was officially launched in March of that year.   

Today, Lakeside is a vibrant facility with around 8,000 people each week participating in a variety of programs and sporting competitions. The very nature of Lakeside is that it’s a meeting point, a third place, a hub where people connect and their lives crossover, whether on the basketball court, in the Café, the gym or gathering on a Sunday morning at church.  Lakeside is for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from. We strive to be Christian in vision, mission, and practical operation, but the facility is for the whole community to use and enjoy.   

The core and driving force of Lakeside, is a vibrant church that is passionate about seeing people say “yes” to Jesus.  Lakeside was never just about being a Recreation Centre; there has always been a larger purpose.  Lakeside is not a church that meets in a Recreation Centre, rather, we are a church that runs a Recreation Centre as one of our ministries and part of our mission in the community. 

Our Mission 

Lakeside exists to Encourage, Equip, and Empower people to say “yes” to Jesus. 

Our Vision 

To be a Regional Christian Community Centre with an igniting passion for God and His kingdom throughout our community and beyond by reflecting the life-changing message of Christ in all that we do. 

About the Role: 

The Children’s Pastor position exists to provide age relevant and appropriate learning, as well as facilitating connection opportunities for children in Kindergarten to Year 6. A key function of the role is to provide oversight and spiritual direction to Lakeside’s Intergenerational initiatives. The Children’s Pastor will work with the Lead Pastor to achieve the ministry goals of Lakeside Baptist Church. They will also be responsible for the specific goals related to achieving a healthy, Christ Centred ministry, as well as the oversight and responsibility to build an effective Children’s Ministry Team.  

The Children’s Pastor will be a member of the wider Pastoral Staff team and report directly to the Lead Pastor. Our children’s ministry currently includes programs for crèche aged children and all primary aged children and is made up of approximately 50 children and a large team of volunteers.  

The selection criteria questions for this role can be viewed by emailing recruit@lakeside.asn.au. The full position description and more details will also be made available without obligation – see ‘How to Apply’ below. 

About You: 

You are a mature and active Christian, ideally with theological training, and a sound knowledge of the Scriptures.  You have had previous experience serving in a similar role. You are passionate about seeing children of all ages coming to say ‘yes’ to Jesus and grow in their faith.   

You are relationally focused, a good communicator, and have had experience leading a team of volunteers. You are able to develop and empower others to exercise their spiritual gifts and support them to do their various roles well.  

How to Apply: 

Please do not apply online: 

To explore the application process for this position, please contact the search team: 

recruit@lakeside.asn.au 

You will be provided with a full application pack, containing detailed information about Lakeside, the position, and the application process.  You can also request a confidential discussion with the search team by including your best contact number in your email. 

 Applications close at 5.00pm AWST 14 June 2024