Director of Middle School Ministries at Lake Avenue Church
Pasadena, CA 91101

Lake Avenue Church
Pasadena, California
Church and Role Profile | Director of Middle School Ministries
July 2022

Lake Avenue Church is seeking applicants for our Director of Middle School Ministries position. This document serves as an overview of the Middle School 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)

Visit our website to see the Mission, Vision, Essentials, and Values of Lake Avenue Church.

Profile of the Director of Middle School Ministries

The Director of Middle School recruits, develops, and provides leadership for the volunteers whose ultimate mission is helping middle school students follow Jesus. They will be responsible for the discipleship of middle school students connected to the ministry through worship and life groups. The Director of Middle School Ministry partners with the rest of the Family Ministry team in order to provide support and leadership to all areas of Family Ministries.

Lake Ave Church is looking for a candidate who is spiritually passionate, is experienced with and values diversity, is relational, honest and vulnerable, leads well, deeply knows middle schoolers, builds great volunteer teams, and is fun. We are looking for someone to lead for the long term. With our students, it is critical that our Middle School Director leads 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 Director of Student Ministries, and working alongside ministry leaders in Early Childhood, Elementary, High School, and College.
  • The Director supervises 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 the parents of students.

There are also areas that make this position unique. Middle School ministry is a healthy and vibrant part of our church, yet there is a significant opportunity for new energy and growth. There is no expectation that someone would come in and just manage that which is happening but provide vision and direction for ministry that is integrated with the whole of the church.

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

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in ministry or biblical studies, and/or experience in church or camping ministry with adolescents. 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 [email protected] This position is full-time, nonexempt, and includes benefits.


Lake Avenue Church
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, California 91101


Rita Barrett
[email protected]


Pasadena, CA 91101
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Next Gen Ministry
Team Building
Working with Adolescents
Church Ministry