Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

Designated as one of 22 “vital” United Methodist churches by the Northeast District of the Florida Conference, St. Paul in Jacksonville is looking to find a Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry who will continue to reach out to the church’s urban neighborhood.  Many middle and high school students walk from nearby schools to engage in this dynamic youth ministry.  A person with an adaptive personality and an emphasis on team dynamics will thrive in this position supported by committed volunteers, staff and youth and young adults who desire to grow in their faith.  Jacksonville is located on the east coast of Florida with many big city amenities including professional sports and the arts.  To apply, please email your resume and cover letter.

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Director of Middle School Ministries, Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, FL (www.mandarinpres.com), a dynamic and Christ-centered church in the ECO denomination, is looking for an experienced, energetic, and qualified individual to come on staff as their Director of Middle School Ministries. This person would work under the direction of the Associate Pastor for Next Generation Ministries as a part of the Youth Ministry staff to live out the church’s vision of leading students and parents towards a relationship with Christ and to grow in their discipleship with Him. This person should have a passion for middle school students and their families in and outside of the church. Together the DMSM will collaborate with the Youth Ministry staff and with the Next Generation Ministries staff, using your creativity and vision, to build a dynamic student ministry that engages youth, 6th-12th grade.

Qualifications:

Qualifications for this position include a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ. This person needs to love middle school students, be an equipper of others, be an excellent communicator, and possess a desire to see families connected to Christ and the church. This person needs to understand and agree with the core values and essential tenets of ECO. Gifted in relational and program ministry and having a good understanding of current youth culture, especially focused on middle school age issues, the candidate should be a builder of others. The candidate must have a college degree and 2-3 years experience in youth ministry (preferably in the same position).  Please send a cover letter, resume and a video sample of teaching or preaching to youth.

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Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin United Methodist Church, with a great tradition of youth ministry, is looking for their next Director of Youth Ministry. This welcoming and loving church, focused on spiritual growth and development, embraces many of the communities south of Jacksonville, Florida, where there is amazing growth. In fact, a second campus is being planted in nearby St. John’s. The church has the largest pumpkin patch fundraiser in the southeast benefitting the youth ministry, along with lots of sports activities for all ages. Southwest Jacksonville has all the perks of big city life, suburban family-oriented communities and is close to the beach and rural country side. If you are interested in a great opportunity with supportive staff and facilities dedicated to youth, then send your resume and cover letter.

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Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee discipleship of youth in 6th through 12th grades. This warm, welcoming, PCUSA congregation is described as “big enough to make a difference – small enough to be a family”. The position would report directly to the pastor, collaborate with the Director of Faith Formation, and oversee a team of volunteers.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to design, develop, and implement an engaging, growing, and sustainable ministry for youth
  • Oversee all education programs, events, and trips for mid-high youth (6th-8th graders) as well as high school youth (9th-12th graders)
  • Provide care and support for students connected with the ministry and church
  • Serve as the primary liaison and advocate for the youth
  • Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders (parents, volunteer leaders, day school families, larger congregation, local community)
  • Assist clergy in relevant related responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain the annual youth ministry budget
  • Engage a variety of adults in leadership and support of the ministry, including parents and families of current students

Qualifications:

  •  College graduate
  • Understanding of pre-adolescent and adolescent development so as to be well equipped to connect and care for persons at this unique life stage
  • Grounded in the Reformed Theology undergirding the tradition of the Presbyterian Church USA
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willing to be coachable and work within the framework that has been established for sustainability
  • Proficient with social media platforms
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task

Please submit a resume and cover letter.

 

 

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Director of Youth Ministry, Jacksonville, FL

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee discipleship of students in 6th-12th grades. This individual should be a purposeful, caring, excited leader who has a solid relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for youth, their parents, and the teams of the church who pour into young people. St. Mark’s is a neighborhood church with a multi-generational congregation that worships using both contemporary and traditional music. This position would report directly to the Associate Rector for Christian Formation, work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministry, and collaborate regularly with St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with an established volunteer team to continue to create engaging opportunities where students get to be a part of mission, worship, learning, fellowship, ministry, and leadership development.
  • Expand and equip a solid volunteer base to be utilized in the execution of the ministry and ensure Safeguarding certifications for all volunteers in accordance with Diocesan procedures
  • Embrace opportunities to connect and build relationships with youth and families outside of the church walls – including those who are a part of St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School
  • Communicate regularly with key ministry stakeholders (parents, volunteer leaders, day school families, larger congregation, local community)
  • Collaborate with colleagues to intentionally coordinate multiple intergenerational events throughout the year
  • Develop and maintain the annual youth ministry budget

Qualifications:

  •  College graduate
  • Experience working or volunteering in church ministry, specifically with youth
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge and utilization of adolescent-popular social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to organize, focus, and multi-task
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records

Please submit a cover letter and resume if this position is a good fit for you.

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