how to serve at eastside

There is one body, but it has many parts. But all its many parts make up one body. It is the same with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12

We’re excited you want to serve at Eastside! This page steps you through the process of how to apply to be a part of an Eastside ministry.

If you have any questions about this process or need help, please email we would be happy to help you out.

step 1: serving application form

Below is a link to a form that helps us get to know you better. We will ask you questions about how you came to know Jesus, and areas of the church that you would like to serve. If the ministry you want to join involves children, you must complete steps 2 and 3.

step 2: blue card application/renewal

As part of joining a ministry involving children, a blue card is required and additional online training needs to be completed. At Eastside, we have a NO CARD, NO START policy. This means that if you are about to serve in any ministry with children, you must complete the below process as soon as possible. As a church, we have adopted a Child Safety Policy to keep children in our care safe. This requires everyone serving in a ministry with children to be screened and complete the training. If the ministry you are keen to serve in does not involve children, you do not need to complete this step.

If you already have a valid blue card and it’s not linked to Eastside’s Blue Card Register, please contact Caleb, and he will set this up for you.

If you don’t have a blue card or need to renew your expiring card, you can click the link below for steps on how to apply/renew a blue card.

If you’re under the age of 18 you do not need a blue card and can move on to step 3.

step 3: safe ministry check online training

Once you complete steps 1 & 2, someone from the Eastside office will create your Safe Ministry Check account. Through Safe Ministry Check you will be required to:

  • complete your account registration (by adding in additional details),
  • complete two online training modules – the Awareness Course & Leaders Course,
  • submit a photo of your current valid Blue Card,
  • submit two character referees, and
  • read and accept our Leaders Commitment (Code of Conduct).

Please keep an eye out for the Safe Ministry Check email, it may be in your spam folder.

You will also be required to keep your Blue Card details up-to-date if/when your blue card renews. This includes updating the card number, expiry date and photo.

If the ministry you are keen to serve in does not involve children, you do not need to complete this step.

step 4: other important info

Lastly, if you are part of a ministry that uses rosters, you will also recieved an email from Planning Centre Service. In that email, there will be steps on how to set up your planning centre account. In Planning Centre Services, you can view when you’re rostered, and worship team members will also be able to view music and orders of service. Please refer to this document if you need help getting started with your Planning Centre Services account.

Please remember while this is a legal requirement for us to complete, it is also a reflection of the gospel because, like Jesus, we love the children in our care and want to keep them safe.