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Communications Coordinator/Graphic Design

Lake Avenue Church seeks a full-time Communications Coordinator to assist the Director of Communications with communication/marketing materials that promote, enhance and market the mission, values and goals of Lake Avenue Church. The Coordinator ensures the Communications office run smoothly and helps to convey the overall operations and ministry of Lake Avenue Church. The Coordinator works with staff, lay leaders, and volunteers. This graphic design position requires expert knowledge and usage of Adobe InDesign or Quark Xpress and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide innovative design solutions across all mediums including print, digital, social media and emerging new media platforms that are wholly in the Lake Avenue Church voice and reinforce our department objectives and goals.
  • Stay aware of marketing and design trends including typography and photography.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the creative and technical process and an expert knowledge of current software.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of the department, including preparing for presentations as needed.
  • Maintain and archive all project files on mac-based server to ensure that they are accessible and useable by other designers and animators.
  • Gather, edit, coordinate, organize media collateral as needed (images, audio, video, texts)
  • Organize production schedules for assigned marketing campaigns and projects; prioritize them in order to meet all deadlines
  • Produce weekly communication pieces
  • Proofread and write copy

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Excellent Macintosh computer skills, including a thorough understanding of graphics applications: Adobe InDesign CS6 (or Quark Xpress); proficient in Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Illustrator CS6
  • Expert knowledge digital layout software, illustration and photo editing and manipulation
  • Organized and detail oriented; able to write, proof-read, excellent grammar skills, good spell-checking habits
  • " Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and execute marketing/communications campaigns across multiple mediums
  • Confidence to take the lead on projects and work independently as needed
  • Ability to take direction, ask questions, problem-solve, manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to execute a project from start to finish: from sketches & concept iteration to delivery of a final product along with the appropriate versioning
  • Creative thinker who can solve complex design challenges and develop compelling, original designs that are within Lake standards and brand identity
  • Able to work closely and collaboratively with a dynamic, multi-disciplinary Creative Team comprised of a Team Leader, Art Directors, Designers, Writer/Producers and Project Managers/Coordinators/Admins (no pride in sole authorship)
  • Comfortable presenting/proposing ideas, taking direction, participating in internal brainstorming sessions with other Team members, working closely with Project Managers in order to deliver projects on time and on budget, prioritizing workload, and managing multiple projects efficiently.
  • Must be able to work a regular work week and willing to work late some nights and weekends, as needed
  • Resume, portfolio (online or printed), 3 references and 3 writing samples required

Education and Experience

Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical example of this would be:

  • Undergraduate degree (Associate or Bachelor) in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Film, Communications, Marketing or comparable portfolio and experience.
  • 1-2 years experience in graphic design

This is an entry-level position and is full-time (40 hours per week) with benefits.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter, resume, and required portfolio, references and writing samples by email to , or by fax to 626.817.4907. Those meeting our selection criteria will be contacted for interviews.

Club45 Ministry Coordinator (Pre-Teen)

We're excited to add a mature, fun, self-motivated person to our Family Ministries Team. We're looking for someone with a heart for 4th & 5th grade students and their families, strong communication and leadership skills, an ability to mentor students, and a deep appreciation for diversity and inter-generational relationships. The job involves substantial program responsibilities alongside meaningful ministry opportunities. We're looking for an individual who can lead well, serve well, and commit  to the mission and values of Lake Avenue Church.

Individuals best suited for this position will possess the following characteristics:

  • Committed to growing in Christlikeness with spiritual gifts of leadership and pastor/shepherd. Model an authentic relationship with God and have demonstrated the ability to maintain a healthy balance between ministry and home life.
  • Ability to equip and empower others to do the work of ministry and a passion for helping lead people into a life of discipleship and growth in Christ.
  • Capacity to lead and develop a team of volunteers to implement effective, innovative, and relevant ministry for the purpose of  increasing span of care.
  • Experience working with and leading people from diverse racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, and the ability to function and communicate the Gospel with them.
  • Strong character with good judgment; exceptional interpersonal relational skills; team player
  • Have a heart for ministry and agreement with Lake Avenue Church Statement of Faith

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Ministries, plan, coordinate and lead Sunday morning ministry program.
  • Under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Ministries, develop mid-week evening ministry and special events for Club45 students and families, building programming that is family friendly and sustainable.
  • With the Director of Children’s Ministries, equip and encourage volunteers for Club45 Ministry, providing leadership, care and support  for the volunteer team.
  • Utilize Curriculum to disciple students and empower leaders.
  • Partner with the Middle School Ministry in providing intentional connections to foster relational and transitional ministry to students,  adults, and families.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical  example of this would be:

  • Undergraduate degree in Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, or a related field
  • Demonstrated youth ministry experience, preferably three or more years
  • Experience in multicultural and inter-generational ministry

This full-time (30 hours per week) position is located within the Family Ministries department of Lake Avenue Church and reports to the Director of Children’s Ministries. This position is classified as non-exempt, includes benefits, and requires evening and weekend hours.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to Rita Barrett by email to , by fax to 626-817-4907, or in person with the Lake Avenue Church receptionist. Lake Avenue Church office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. No phone calls please. Those meeting our selection criteria will be contacted for interviews mid to late September. 

Senior Ministry Coordinator

Lake Avenue Church seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Senior Ministry Coordinator to provide organization, spiritual, visionary, team-based support to Senior Ministry (55+) as a whole, while overseeing and managing a team of volunteers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate ministry structures and relationships that result in seniors being connected with Lake Avenue Church and mobilized for greater engagement
  • Minister through existing senior communities at Lake Avenue Church, reaching out to seniors in these communities and be available for up front ministry opportunities
  • In conjunction with lay leaders, coordinate three Senior Luncheons per year, and leverage these events for spiritual growth, relationship building, and ministry opportunities for seniors
  • Working with lay leaders, provide opportunities for seniors to engage in the following five areas: Social, Financial, Soul Care, Health, and Spiritual Formation
  • Actively partner with the Second Half Cabinet of the Adult Ministry Division
  • Be aware of and collaborate when appropriate with the Memorial Coordinator and pastors performing memorial services for Lake Avenue Church members
  • Keep an accurate and updated database of senior adults at Lake Avenue Church

Individuals best suited for this position will have:

  • Committed to growing in Christlikeness with spiritual gifts of leadership and pastor/shepherd
  • Exceptional interpersonal, administrative, organizational, communication, and time management skills necessary to lead this ministry
  • Capacity to develop and implement effective, innovative, and relevant strategy and ministry
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage volunteers to join in the ministry
  • Cultural competence to work in a multicultural, multiethnic context circumstances and ethnic backgrounds
  • High level of personal integrity, self-motivation and evidence of desire for excellence
  • Demonstrate a courteous and Christ-like manner with internal and external partners
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a department with ten other staff members
  • Exhibit proficiency with computers and software applications, especially Microsoft Office365, Word and Excel

Education and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree and some graduate coursework in a relevant field (theology, biblical studies, pastoral studies, spiritual formation, psychology, etc.) Completed graduate degree a plus, but not required.

Must have 2-3 years’ experience in ministry and proven track record of giving leadership to a ministry.

This part-time position is located within Adult Ministries department of Lake Avenue Church and reports to the Pastor of Congregational Care. This position is classified as non-exempt and includes evening and weekend hours. This part-time position does not include benefits.

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter, resume and completed LAC application to us by e-mail at , by fax to 626.817.4907, or in person with the Lake Avenue Church receptionist. Lake Avenue Church office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Those meeting our selection criteria will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.

Pastor/Director of Missional Outreach

Lake Avenue Church is seeking applicants for the position of Pastor/Director of Missional Outreach.  This document serves as an overview of the 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 120 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 is much deeper than worship styles and programs. Our neighborhood represents a variety of 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)

See the Mission, Vision, Essentials, and Values of Lake Avenue Church.

Profile of the Pastor/Director of Missional Outreach:

Lake Avenue Church seeks a Pastor/Director of Missional Outreach. This role is focused on equipping, training and leading the congregation to engage others in their immediate context with the gospel. This person (male or female) will understand the challenges of cross-cultural witness, the realities of the increasingly post-Christian environment we live in and how to equip and lead others in engaging it. This role will work closely across all departments of the church while partnering actively with the Community and Global Outreach leadership to implement church-wide strategies to advance God’s full redemptive purposes in word and deed for all Peoples.

Individuals best suited for this position will have:

  • A passion to disciple and equip people to bring witness to the gospel of Christ
  • Experience mobilizing a congregation to use their spiritual gifts, professional skills, and life experiences to flesh out the gospel through every aspect of their lives
  • The capacity to continually recruit and develop new leaders
  • An administrative capacity for managing multiple projects effectively
  • An ability to relate to a wide range of adults from varying age groups, socio-economic circumstances, and ethnic backgrounds
  • The ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form
  • Cultural competence to work in a multicultural, multiethnic context
  • A style of leadership that is nimble, adaptive, and creative resulting in a keen ability to understand and keep pace with significant change in the world
  • A team player who is able to work collaboratively within a department with nine other staff members

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration with all other Ministry Divisions, create, implement and oversee training, equipping and deployment of the LAC Family
  • Oversight of outreach formation & cultural engagement opportunities
  • Resourcing of small groups to reach others for Christ
  • Building a team that will mentor and develop missional leaders
  • Oversight the ministries of membership and baptism
  • Occasional up front responsibilities during weekend worship services as needed (announcements, offering, etc.)

Review the full position description here: Pastor/Director of Missional Outreach

Education and experience:

Qualified candidates will have any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. One example of this would be (others will definitely be considered):

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Masters in Theological studies or equivalent training and experience preferred
  • At least five (5) years’ experience serving with multiple staff within a large ministry

This full-time position is located within Outreach Ministries Division of Lake Avenue Church and reports to the Associate Pastor of Outreach Ministries. This position is classified as exempt, includes evening and weekend hours, and is eligible for benefits. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the qualifications of the individual. Candidates must be living in or willing to relocate to the Pasadena area.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume and a cover letter to outlining how your experience and skills qualify you for this ministry position. No phone calls please.

Job Application Form

Job Applications are also available from the Hutchins Hall 2nd Floor receptionist during regular business hours (Monday - Friday 9 to 5 pm).

Employment of Relatives Policy

Lake Avenue Church has a standard policy that relatives of any of our employees are ineligible for employment opportunities at Lake Avenue Church.

The term "relatives" for the purpose of this policy, includes the spouse, children, parents, grandparents, brother, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, step-parent, step-children, step-sister, or step-brother of the individual employed.