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St Johns Presbyterian Church

Director of Ministry to Youth & Families

St Johns Presbyterian Church
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 07/15/2016
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Inspire | Engage | Disciple | Teach.  The Director of Ministry to Youth and Families must be an engaged, effective and functioning member of a cohesive leadership team.  This calling will require your best effort and 40 plus hours per week to:


Connect Volunteers to Youth Ministry

Plan and Lead Weekly Youth Group (Middle School and High School)
Plan and Lead Weekly Sunday School (Middle School and High School)
Attend Weekly Worship Service with Youth (contemporary service)
Plan and Attend Weekly mid-week D-Life meetings/activities
Plan and Participate in Special Events, Service Projects and Outings
Chaperone Camps and Retreats
Engage in Contact Work
Shepherd Youth Leadership Development
Participate in Weekly Staff Meetings
Candidate Characteristics

In seeking a Director of Ministry to Youth and Families, we are looking for someone who:

Has a vital and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Has a strong passion to work with Youth
Will share his/her faith in a creative, authentic and compelling way
Wants to work in partnership with staff, adult volunteers and parents
Is flexible and enthusiastic
Is a self-starter
Has some post-secondary education, preferably a College Bachelor’s Degree
Preference will be given to those who have some training in youth program leadership through camp programs, internships, or youth organizations.


Our Church

St. Johns Presbyterian Church is a roughly 500 member church with an average weekly worship attendance of around 225.  Worship is offered in a traditional service at 9:00 am and a contemporary service at 11:00 am.  Our core values as a church include:

Biblically-Based – We believe the Bible is God’s Word and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. We strive to understand it and stand under it in all aspects of our lives. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Mark 12:29-30; John 14:21)
Distinguished by Love – We believe Christians are to be distinguished by our love, endeavoring to guard the sanctity of every human life and to love one another as Christ loves us. (Mark 12:31; John 13:34-35; Exodus 20:13)
Penetration of the Culture – We believe our church and every believer must strive to understand our times and uncompromisingly strive to establish Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior in all aspects of life. (1 Chronicles 12:32; 1 Corinthians 9:19-22; 10: 31; Colossians 3:17, 23; Proverbs 21:3)
Evangelism – We believe that lost people matter to God. Therefore, we believe the responsibility of every Christian is to reach the people God has placed within that Christian’s sphere of influence. (Luke 5:30-32; Matthew 18:12-24)
We are part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) in the Presbytery of St. Augustine.  We are a conservative and theologically evangelical church, especially when compared to the PC(USA) and the Presbytery of St. Augustine.


Our Youth and Families Program

Our Youth and Families Program is comprised of a Middle School (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th) program that seek to connect youth and their families to Christ, to each other, to the church and to the greater community.  The youth program strives to create a safe harbor community for youth and develop them as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
An important part of this ministry is to connect volunteers to youth ministry and in so doing serve the spiritual development of both.  The current program is supported by a network of volunteers. However, it is important to continue to recruit, train and encourage volunteers.  Connections are accomplished through fellowship, worship, Bible study, prayer, retreats, service projects and D-Life (a dramatic arts ministry that incorporates both live performance and film production to impact youth for Jesus Christ and inspire them to share the Gospel with other seekers).




Salary negotiable depending upon education and experience.  Benefits include health insurance, four weeks vacation, continuing education, and professional expenses.
Candidates interested in this opportunity are encouraged to submit a cover letter expressing their reasons for interest, a current resume, a statement of faith, and the names and contact numbers of any references to:


Attention:  Stephanie Taylor

Email to: