Director of Next Gen Ministries at Lake Avenue Congregational Church of Pasadena
Pasadena, CA 91101

Profile of the Director of Next Gen Ministries

The Director of Next Gen recruits, develops, and provides leadership for the volunteers whose ultimate mission is helping high school students follow Jesus. They will be responsible for the discipleship of adolescent students connected to the ministry through worship and life groups. The Director of Next Gen Ministry partners with the rest of the Family Ministry team in order to provide support and leadership to all areas of Family Ministries. The Next Gen Director provides oversight, development, and spiritual care for the Next Gen staff.

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 high 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 Next Gen 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 Associate Pastor, working alongside ministry leaders in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and College.
  • The Director supervises and oversees a large team of volunteers and next Gen staff.
  • 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. Next Gen 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 Next Gen Ministry has great strength in its 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. Visit our website to see the Mission, Vision, Essentials, and Values of Lake Avenue Church and to review the job description.


Lake Avenue Congregational Church of Pasadena
393 N Lake Ave
Pasadena, California 91101


Rita Barrett
[email protected]


Pasadena, CA 91101
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
$5400 per month
Ordained position
Exempt status
Next Gen Ministry
Team Building
Working with Adolescents
Church Ministry