Assistant Director of Youth Ministry, Jr. High at La Canada Presbyterian Church
La Canada, CA 91011


Provide leadership for the LCPC Junior High School Ministry as a collaborative member of the youth ministry team by ensuring a relationally-based program that is dynamic and focused on transforming students into Christ-centered disciples.


Oversee and direct ministry to junior high school students. This includes:

  • Arranging and leading Sunday morning and weekday programs/activities for junior high students
  • Regular Biblical teaching on Sundays and in weekday programs
  • Overseeing retreats, camps, and special activities for junior high students
  • Building meaningful relationships with students across all school campuses
  • Communicating with students and parents through text messages, emails, phone calls and meetings
  • Assist with administrative job demands
  • Form and sustain junior high small groups
  • Assist youth staff and Ministry Support Team in the recruiting, vetting, and training of student and adult small group leaders
  • Plan and implement service opportunities for junior high students & their families

Partner with the 5th/6th grade ministry. This includes:

  • Helping lead the 5th/6th grade weekday programs
  • Teaching often at weekday programming

Supervise, mentor and equip junior high ministry interns; assist Director of Family Ministry in hiring interns

General tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Being an active member and participant on staff team, giving support and ideas when needed
  • Assisting other youth ministry staff in connecting students to small groups
  • Planning youth ministry wide outreach events and strategies for new student engagement
  • Facilitating the smooth transition of students and small groups from Children’s Ministry to Junior High and Junior High to High School
  • Assisting in completing administrative tasks such as newsletters/calendars, planning, phone calls, reports, etc.
  • As needed, assisting with youth ministry events, retreats, and special activities not explicitly related to Junior High School Ministry
  • Assisting in leading contemporary worship, as invited
  • Attend Pastors and Directors meetings and other LCPC staff meetings
  • Providing transportation support as required (maintain valid insurance and Class C license)
  • Regularly attending youth worship services and all-church gatherings, including All Church Camp
  • Building relationships with members of the LCPC community
  • Seeking nurture for personal spiritual growth by participating in a small group with peers


  • Commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a devotion to God
  • Passion for helping students meet and develop a relationship with Jesus
  • Two years of experience in full time youth-related Christian ministry
  • A demonstrated ability to lead worship; ability to play an instrument preferred
  • College graduate with some coursework (either college or graduate level) in youth ministry, theology or related area of study
  • Computer skills and social media competency
  • Ability to be a role model and mentor to students by actions, words, and deeds
  • Safe driving record
  • Fully embrace the mission, vision and values of LCPC
  • Participation in LCPC as primary church commitment
  • General training in abuse prevention

The church reserves the right to change job descriptions at any time, with or without advance notice.


La Canada Presbyterian Church
626 Foothill Blvd
La Canada, California 91011


Heather Henry
818-790-6708 x252


La Canada, CA 91011
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Working with Adolescents
Church Ministry