Job Opportunities

Next Generation Director or Pastor

Religious | Presbyterian Church in America

Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church
207 Mitchell Road
Greenville, SC 29615



Posted: May 23, 2024

Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2024



To gather and disciple the next generation by equipping and empowering them to live on mission for Jesus Christ.




Target and minister to the “20-somethings” in, on, and around MRPC (singles, young marrieds, and couples with small children; into early 30’s as well) - 50%

·       Seek ways to reach or build communities to pursue the unchurched and de-churched next generation.

·       Teach the church, session, staff, and leadership about the trends and idea formations in Next Gen culture and thought.

·       Pursue those outside the Church who have deconstructed their faith.

·       Assess what a team (future staff, volunteers, etc.) looks like to minister to and engage with this demographic efficiently and effectively – then organize that team for action.

·       Track college students through their college days.

·       Help assimilate college grads (back) into the life of the Church.

·       Aid teens who are going directly from HS into a job/trade/career to launch into the working world as well as stay connected to the local church, seeing a place for themselves and their friends/co-workers here, in community.


Oversee the Youth Ministry & Staff, as well as MR Kids Ministry & Staff – 20%

·       Work toward a scope & sequence plan for birth through college as a Next Gen Team.


If the candidate is ordained/ordainable in the PCA, then various responsibilities will be involved including, but not limited to, teaching, preaching, weddings, funerals, counseling - 20%

·       Other strengths, giftings, and individual passions can work into this 20-percent.


Attending various staff meetings and other collaborative proceedings. – 10%


·       Sr. High Pastor

·       Jr. High Director

·       Next Gen Curriculum and Instruction Director

·       MR Kids Director 

Salary: Undisclosed



·       Bachelor’s Degree

·       If Pastor, MDiv; Ordained/Ordainable in the PCA

·       5 years of supervisory experience

·       Detail-minded but a huge relational heart for people in these stages of life (0-~35 yrs old)

·       Able to speak into the lives and hearts of people, with grace, compassion, firmness, and a certain winsomeness that draws folks to the Lord

·       Ability to creatively lead in the oversight of ministry programs, involving increasing delegation

·       Able to communicate in a positive, clear, and firm manner

·       Able to resolve conflict and solve problems

·       Knowledge of multiple social media platforms

·       Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Millennials and Gen Z, with the ability to engage them with the hope of the Gospel 


This job operates in a professional office environment with moderate noise and light traffic. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and requires the ability to work in a confined space while sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The position description design does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned (or changed) at any time with or without notice. The XP will be looking for the candidates’ strengths, giftings, and passions beyond this position description and will factor those into the primary responsibilities listed, as able.

How to Apply

Please send resume as well as the completed application questions below to Shannon Outen at We are accepting applicants now through August 2024, unless a candidate is identified earlier. Inquiries, or questions can be directed to Shannon Outen at  

Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC

Questionnaire for Next Generation Director/Pastor – May—August 2024


What draws you to young adults?

What are the ways you see yourself shepherding 20-somethings? 30-somethings?

Give me a couple of challenges facing Gen Z, and how you would move into that space with them.



Give me a couple of challenges facing (younger) Millennials, and how you would move into that space with them.



Describe some opportunities you envision for Gen Z and (younger) Millennials to participate in the life of the church.


In ministry contexts, what drains you? In ministry contexts, what gives you life?

What role do you tend to take as part of a team? How might you envision a team of volunteers coming alongside you in ministering to Young Adults?

Talk about your supervisory experience: how long and over whom? Describe a conflict you worked through in a supervisory role and how it ended. What would be your style in overseeing MR Youth staff (6 full-time) and MR Kids staff (1 full-time, 5 part-time) as you support them in their mission?

What other area(s) would you like to see yourself adding to the Next Generation Director Job Description and what percentage of your time might you dedicate to that area/role/responsibility?

What strengths would you bring to a large Church Staff and Body? 

This Next Generation Director role requires a self-starter. Give me an example of your creativity and ingenuity at work in the context of a Church Staff and Body.  

Primary Contact: Shannon Outen


Phone: 8642682218

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