Director of Children’s Ministries at Lake Avenue Church
Pasadena, CA 91101

Lake Avenue Church
Pasadena, California
Church and Role Profile | Director of Children’s Ministries
July 2022

Lake Avenue Church is seeking applicants for our Director of Children’s Ministries position. This document serves as an overview of the Children’s Ministries position and describes the unique candidate we hope to find. This is not a formal job description.

About Lake Avenue Church:

Lake Avenue Church is a 126 year-old congregational church. We have a strong history of growth, vibrancy, and community engagement. We have an evangelical theology and value a diversity of thought and spiritual expression.

Our value for diversity and integration is much deeper than worship styles and programs. Our neighborhood represents a variety of cultures, ethnicities, socioeconomics, beliefs, and lifestyles, and we are passionate about reflecting this diversity as well as engaging with our diverse neighborhood.  We desire to be an expression God’s Kingdom that is strongly connected with our community.

The Mission of Lake Avenue Church:

Following Jesus, we participate in God’s reconciling work by making disciples of all peoples and generations.

(Matt. 28:18-20; Col. 1:19-20)

Click here to see the Mission, Vision, Essentials, and Values of Lake Avenue Church.

Profile of the Director of Children’s Ministries

The Director of Children’s Ministries supports the greater vision of Lake Avenue Church by providing shepherding, leadership, and management of ministry designed for infants to 5th graders and their families. They will be responsible for the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers, as well as the development and implementation of ministry. The Director of Children’s Ministries will collaborate with the Director of Student Ministries to maintain common philosophical approach to the development of student and adult volunteers throughout the ministry.


Lake Ave Church is looking for a candidate who is spiritually passionate, builds great volunteer teams, is experienced with and values diversity, is relational, honest and vulnerable, deeply knows child development, and is fun. We are looking for someone to lead for the long term. With our congregation, it is critical that our Children’s Director can lead diverse groups spiritually, ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally. Important to this position are the following:

·         The Director is part of a team, reporting to the Associate Pastor of Family Ministries, working alongside ministry leaders in student and college ministries.

·         The Director supervises the children’s ministry staff and oversees a large team of volunteers.

·         The Director functions as part of the pastoral team of the church.

·         The Director connects and communicates well with families.

There are also areas that make this position unique. Children’s ministry is a department within LAC where there is a significant opportunity for new energy and growth. There is no expectation that one would just come in and manage that which is happening but provide vision and direction for volunteer engagement and growth that is integrated with the whole of ministry.

Lake Avenue Church installed a new Senior Pastor in April 2022 and excited about the possibilities of the coming season. The Children’s Ministry has great strength in its paid and volunteer staff, we also have a significant engagement with families and the church at large.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of professional youth ministry experience partnering and communicating with parents, recruiting, training and retaining great volunteer teams, organizing and leading in the larger church context. Click here to review the job description.

If you or someone you know might be a great candidate, please send a cover letter and resume to the search team and HR director, Rita Barrett at This position is full-time, exempt, and includes benefits.



Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, California 91101


Rita Barrett


Pasadena, CA 91101
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$5375-5833 per month
Ordained position
Exempt status
Next Gen Ministry
Team Building
Working with Children
Church Ministry