Director of Middle School Ministry

Mandarin Presbyterian Church is a dynamic, multigenerational church in Jacksonville, Florida, with the mission of Loving People to Love Jesus Christ. Our Director of Middle School Ministry leads as a key member on our Next Gen and church staff teams. The Director of Middle School Ministry is responsible for overseeing the operation and structure of ministry for 6th – 8th grades.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Actively builds relationships with middle school students and their parents
  • Actively builds relationships with small group leaders, caring for their personal and spiritual growth
  • Participates in recruiting and training all paid and volunteer youth leaders
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and Next Gen meetings, working cooperatively with other staff members
  • Communicates with the Next Gen Administrative Assistant about MS activities


Program and Administration

  • Ensures the program is aligned with the mission and vision of Mandarin Presbyterian Church
  • Leads weekly programs and events including Wednesday night (Hang 10) and Sunday morning (Dive In)
  • Partners with local ministries to create SERVE opportunities for students in the community
  • Coordinates all youth activities with the church calendar, so as to enhance, not conflict with, the total ministry of the church
  • Ensures accurate attendance and follow up with visitors and students who are absent
  • Ensures smooth and strategic transition for 5th and 8th graders into new ministry areas
  • Prepares and executes the annual middle school budget in coordination with the Next Gen Pastor
  • Oversees the care of Youth Ministry equipment and facilities
  • Leads summer camps, mission activities, Hang Ten weekend, and other church retreats as needed


Personal Characteristics and Skills:

  • A strong and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and knowledge of scripture
  • Passion for and knowledge of Middle School students and families in this phase
  • Passion and ability to help students grow in faith, knowledge and deepening discipleship
  • Excellence in building trusted relationships with Middle School students and their parents
  • Excitement for family ministry strategy and working with a Next Generation team that includes overlap between Children’s and Student Ministry
  • Engaging communicator/speaker
  • Ability to bring energy and creativity to programs and events
  • Understanding and agreement with the core values and essential tenets of ECO
  • Commitment to worshipping at MPC and participating in the life of the church
  • Ability to balance time, understanding the importance of self and family care
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of experience in student ministry

Cover letters and resumes should be submitted to


Organization name:
Mandarin Presbyterian Church

ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians


11844 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223


Date Posted:
September 27, 2021

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