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Youth and Young Adult Pastor

Salinas,

California

Cypress Community Church Youth and Young Adults role is a PRIME opportunity for a relational leader who wants to make a difference not just in a church, but in a community.

Church Description 

Cypress Community Church began on Oct. 16th, 1972, founding pastor, Wayne Adams, had a vision for a Bible-centered evangelical community church for believers of many different Christian backgrounds. Pastor Adams and Jim Storey, assistant pastor at the time, searched all over the peninsula for a suitable site and finally located the 33 acre parcel on which the church campus was built in phases. Opening day was observed in 1984.

Immediately after the grand opening a period of rapid growth ensued. By the 1990’s over 800 attended 3 services each Sunday. Special events and services drew large crowds of unchurched audiences. The Christmas Eve service filled the sanctuary to capacity, forcing the standing room only people to watch on TV in the fellowship hall.

Following the founding pastor’s retirement, the years 2000 – 2010 saw a decline in membership with several transitional and short-term pastors. In the summer of 2010, Ben Sobels began serving as the new Senior Pastor. Pastor Ben has been building a strong team and, currently, there are signs of growth everywhere.

Position Description 

To oversee ministry to families with youth and young adults (middle school-college) at Cypress Community Church, as we seek to fulfill our mission: Worship Jesus // Love One Another // Serve the World.

Jr. High & High School

– Recruit, train, and shepherd an intergenerational team of youth leaders

– Lead a weekly high-energy, Jesus-focused mid-week ministry

– Create opportunities for youth to be fully engaged in the life of Cypress

– Develop fantastic opportunities for our youth to “serve the world” locally and globally

Young Adult Ministry

– Lead the young adult ministry, meeting initially on a bi-monthly basis

– Recruit and train-up a volunteer team

– Develop relationships with college age students

Other Pastoral & Administrative Duties

– Lead the Sunday connections ministry, endeavoring to connect youth and young adults with others

– Attend and participate in all staff team meetings, including check-ins and monthly calendar meetings

– Participate in other “all-in” staff events like Exploring Cypress, Vacation Bible School, etc.

Parameters of Position

– Full Time (40 hours/week), exempt status, with health insurance and 3% matching retirement

Education & Experience

– A bachelor’s degree, and at least 3-5 years of ministry experience in a local church is preferred

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