Yosemite Church

Young Adults & Youth Pastor

Merced, California

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    Why We Love This Opportunity

    Yosemite Church is a strong, healthy church with a compelling vision to make a spiritual IMPACT on its community. The church is looking for a Young Adults and Students Pastor who can

    The Students and young adults ministry at Yosemite have always been a priority! Today, there is a great opportunity for the Students and Young Adults pastor to build on this strong foundation, leveraging the momentum from an investment made by so many over the past few years. Yosemite’s facilities offer great venues for students and young adults, with several dedicated spaces for activities, programs, events, and services.

    About This Organization

    The Mission of Yosemite Church is to meet people where they are and love them to where Christ wants them to be.

    Yosemite Church was launched in 1975 and is a spiritually healthy and growing community with a continued focus on discipleship, which fits their vision to become a loving community of growing disciples mentoring the next generation to live the mission of Jesus through the power of the Gospel. Yosemite Church is fortunate to own 20 acres of land with a large worship center designed for weekend services and ample space for church gatherings, meetings, and offices. The future at Yosemite Church isn’t limited, and they have the capacity for continued growth and impact.

    Yosemite Church is a diverse congregation with ministries focused on reaching their community. They seek to be a church that equips its participants to encounter God experientially while increasing their spiritual transformation and formation. Empowering their members to be evangelistic in their lifestyle; living a life of spiritual influence that regularly invites others into worship and a small group experience is a core to Yosemite Church.

    Position Description

    The Young Adults & Youth Pastor’s primary responsibility is to be passionate about seeing young adults & youth take the next steps in connecting with God, growing with others, and serving with purpose.


    • Raise a generation of radical Jesus followers, who are postured with humility to serve like Jesus.
    • Assist in the development and oversight of the young adult & youth ministry budgets.
    • Oversee, develop, and grow the ministries of young adults & youth by connecting and interacting with them through regular gatherings on Sundays, midweek, Grow Groups, and missional activities.
    • Create, Nurture, Equip, and Recruit volunteers to share in the leadership of the young adult & youth ministries.
    • Seek to integrate young adult & youth ministries into all phases of church life.
    • Provide pastoral care and spiritual direction to young adults & youth both in a large group and individual settings.
    • Participate as needed in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.


    • Teaching & Preaching
    • Young adult and student leadership development
    • Create long-lasting mentoring opportunities and relationships
    • Campus visits/life: UC Merced, Merced College, local high schools, and jr. high schools
    • Partnership with local college and youth parachurch ministries
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