Woodside Bible Church
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Troy Campus Kids Pastor



Many times, kids ministry leaders can feel isolated at churches. Because of the multi-site structure, campus kids pastors are a part of a larger KidMin team with not only staff at each campus, but also a central support team to provide coaching and support. The Kids Pastor will also be part of a campus team and will work as closely with those staff as he/she will the kid’s ministry team.

The opportunity at Woodside will be an incredible next step for a high-level leader who is ready to lead a strong ministry team. Rarely do leaders get to focus on only building and developing the team and for this role that is the primary function. Because of the strong Central Team, the Kids Pastor can focus on leadership and building the ministry!


Church Description *

Woodside Bible Church is a thriving community that was founded in 1955. In 1991 Doug Schmidt become the Lead Pastor. In 2005 they built the current 2,500-seat auditorium at Troy and also began launching campuses all over the Detroit metro area with a focused vision to help the unchurched region of Detroit connect with God in a genuine way. From its beginning, Woodside has maintained an atmosphere of grace and freedom whereby people from any generation or culture will find a natural path toward true community and spiritual growth. Strong biblical teaching communicated with creativity and conviction along with modern artistic elements, executed with the highest of standards, provide a Sunday experience that connects well with its target audience.

Doug’s steady leadership has provided a clear path for remarkable growth over the past 15 years in a region that is 80% unchurched. With a vision to reach the greater Detroit region, Woodside has 15 campuses and is continuing to grow as God provides opportunities for expansion. Currently, the 15 sites total approximately 10,000 in attendance each week.

Position Description *
Woodside Kids is the exciting and vibrant Kids Ministry of Woodside and serves over 600+ kids each week at the Troy Campus, with over 2,400 unique kids attending last year. Woodside Kids is a place where kids experience God, not just learn about Him, in a relevant, high energy way. Woodside wants to raise the bar and continue to stretch the limits in effective children’s ministry. There are three divisions of Woodside Kids: Woodside Nursery (0-23 months), Woodside Preschool (2-PreK), and Woodside Elementary (K-5th).

The role of the Troy Kids Pastor is to primarily give leadership to the staff and volunteer team at the Troy Campus. Matt Uitti has served as both the Troy Kids Pastor, as well as the central lead Lead Kids Pastor for all 15 campuses. Matt will be transitioning solely into the central role, providing overall direction to Woodside in the area of Kids ministry. Woodside needs a true leadership partner at the Troy campus to raise the level of excellence at Troy in support of the Central Kids Pastor’s overall vision. This role requires an important ability to live in a partnership of co-submission in ministry.