Christ Church Mandarin

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God graciously grafts us into his family through Jesus. Now, as his sons and daughters, we have the privilege of cultivating and nurturing that relationship by the Spirit. Our prayer is for you to connect with God and his people as you mature with a growth that is from Him.


Through Jesus, God saves us by grace through faith alone. That said, God does not save us to be alone! Rather, he welcomes us into his family, bringing us into relationship with one another. Within this family, Jesus challenges and transforms us as we love one another, share life together, and serve the world around us.


At Christ Church, we desire to develop this level of relationship in our Congregational Communities (CC). A CC is a mid-sized community (30-50 people) that offers the opportunity to get to know one another, study Scripture, serve others, welcome newcomers into our church, and take positions of leadership in our church. To participate in the life of our congregation, in a meaningful way, involves connecting in a CC. To participate join us at 9.30 am on Sunday mornings!


We have three communities that offer the opportunity to be involved in the life of our church. While CCs are not strictly defined by age, they generally reflect the ages and stages of our intergenerational community.


Emmaus - Young adults and young families

Location: Big Room Upstairs


Sojourners - High school families and empty nesters

Location: Seminar Room B


Cornerstone - Empty nesters and retirees

Location: Alcove 2


If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact John Lawler.



Our women have a full schedule of formal and informal events throughout the week. Check out the following opportunities to connect with women in the study of Scripture.



When: Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Where: At the church

All women are welcome on Tuesday mornings, beginning, for fellowship, study, discussion, and prayer as we study through 1 Peter, using Jen Wilkins' material to aid our study. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with women of all ages in our church. Childcare provided!



When: Wednesdays at 4:30pm

Where: The home of Linda Belger

Join us for a study of Paul's letter to the Thessalonians, written to encourage Christians enduring difficult trials. The study will begin on Wednesday, September 14 from 4:30-6:30. Childcare will not be provided. For more information call (904) 733-8786.


Join us at RightWise, our men's Bible study, on Thursday mornings at 6.30am. This study affords us the opportunity to connect with men from all generations in our church family. Chuck Colson and Ryan Reeves teach through various books of the Bible and topics for Christian living. After teaching, ample time for discussion around the table is provided in order to reflect on the significance of the lesson for our daily lives. For the meeting schedule, contact John Lawler.



Many of the things that Jesus calls us too as a church simply can’t happen on Sunday mornings. Our desire is to be invested in each other’s live and to encourage spiritual growth in the midst of our day-to-day challenges. To that end, we have a variety of groups that meet during the week in homes to provide an opportunity to connect in deeper relationship, discuss the implications of the Gospel in our lives, and pray for one another.


Christ Church’s groups are organized by geography and topic. Each group has roughly 8-15 participants and meets for about 90 minutes. Please check out the list below for a group near you. To learn more please contact a group leader below.


Community Groups & Locations


South Mandarin

Leaders: Roger & Holly Bosma

Location: 14040 Mandarin Oaks Lane Jacksonville, FL 32223

Day: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the Month

Time: 7 pm

Contact Roger:   and/or (904) 379-6817


Julington Creek

Leaders: David & Allison Ristau

Location: 205 Bell Branch Lane St. John’s FL 32259

Day: 1st & 3rd Sundays of the Month

Time: 5:30 pm

Contact Allison: 



Leaders: Bob & Judy Lippert

Location: 5419 Chestnut Lake Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32258

Day: 2nd & 4th Sundays of the Month

Time: 6 pm

Contact Bob: (904) 416-6745


Orange Park / Fleming Island

Leaders: Asher Smith & Tom Damisch

Location: 4140 Eagle Landing Pkwy, Orange Park, FL, 32065

Day: Every Wednesday

Time: 6:45 pm

Contact: Asher Smith:      (419) 705-0110

Melina Smith:     (419) 704-1166



Leaders: Jack & Barbara Brede

Location: 2846 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Day: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

Time: 7 pm

Contact Jack: 

Christ Church Mandarin

9794 Old St Augustine Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32257

(904) 262-5588

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