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Kids Director

At Lakeland, we are committed to leading people to follow Jesus, be changed by Jesus, and commit to the mission of Jesus…because lives are at stake. That’s why we don’t just hire employees—we empower leaders. Leaders who are ready to do anything short of sin to reach people who don’t know Christ. Leaders who laugh hard, loud, and often. Leaders who always bring their best, because our mission is too important to settle for anything less!

The Lakeland Kids Director is responsible for the growth and development of Lakeland Kids Ministry (Birth-5th Grade) and reports to the NextGen Pastor.


Oversee and multiply Lakeland Kids Ministry in both the physical & digital spaces.
Create a distinctive ministry strategy that capitalizes on the unique needs of each ministry environment (Preschool, Elementary, Pre-Teen).
Execute and expand the Orange Discipleship Strategy.
Build and develop teams that both execute Lakeland Kids Ministry and inspire others to serve.
Lead teams from “the side of the stage” to produce excellent and engaging weekend experiences.
Create a presence of Lakeland Kids in the community.
Relentlessly pursue excellence and improvement across all areas of Lakeland Kids.


Bachelor’s degree in ministry, education, or a related field.
High-level leadership experience in children’s ministry or education.
Significant history of leading people who then lead people.
Ability to bring vision, creativity, and innovation to teams and families.
Passionate about Kids Ministry and the unique faith-building potential of each developmental stage.
Excellent organizational skills across multiple environments.