Job Description

About Cedar Grove Community Church


Cedar Grove is a nondenominational church of approximately 400+ people that is in the beginning stages of a revitalization. Today, we are recharged with new leadership and new resources to pursue a new impact in our community and in the world. Pre-pandemic, we experienced 20% growth. Even now, we are seeing new families join us and people wanting to express their faith in baptism. God-willing, He is just getting started with us. Cedar Grove has a strong leadership team in place, including a new Lead Pastor with significant church growth experience. We are motivated to see what God can do through ordinary people who trust in an extraordinary God.


That’s where you come into play. We want you to know that we see this as a pivotal role. The right person for this position has the potential to make a dramatic impact not only in our church but in our community, and beyond. Vibrant churches are rare in the Bay Area and many more are needed in what has become one of the most influential corners of the world. We want to be one of them. 


The student ministry needs to be re-shaped and reinvigorated. We need a leader who will find ways to inspire and reach students and families alike. We are looking for the kind of person who is energized more by building and shaping a ministry than maintaining something that already exists. While we won’t compromise our biblical convictions we want to discover new ways to make Jesus known together. In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, innovation, focus, and leadership — in the context of trusted and unified team — are important to us.


We also want you to know that we want to invest into you and get you the resources that you need to do the job. We believe in the power of Christ-centered, courageous, Holy Spirit enabled people who share a united vision, enjoy meaningful relationships, and are headed in the same direction together.


CGCC is located in the heart of Livermore, California, a beautiful corner of the country. Livermore's culture is a cross section of farming, wine growing and ranching traditions that have existed in the valley for a century. Livermore is also a cross section of blue and white-collar residents. Many people are employed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and other work sites in the high-tech industries within the Bay Area.


The downtown area or central district has several movie theaters, a community theater, and space for open-air concerts. The South Livermore district, including areas of unincorporated land, has over 40 wineries. Within a three hour drive you can find spectacular places like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, Carmel, and of course, San Fransisco. It is special place to live and raise a family. 


Full-time Staff Position


Student Ministries Pastor. Flexible (FT) 5 days per week with two days off, 40+ hours/week.


Purpose of Position


The Student Pastor at Cedar Grove Community Church will be responsible for leading and shepherding students and volunteers, building and developing volunteer teams, directing, organizing, and leading the Student Ministry of Cedar Grove. 



The Student Ministries Pastor will


  • Drive High School programming and oversee Middle School programming that engages students and encourages them toward maturity
  • Create a ministry model that appeals to a variety of students and helps them encounter God, grow together, and make a difference 
  • Develop pathways to reach unchurched students and connect them into the life of CGCC
  • Establish and communicate a dream for the student ministry 
  • Recruit, train, and inspire volunteers to become leaders who play vital roles within the ministry
  • Foster connections within the two local high schools 
  • Develop appropriate partnerships with other local ministries (ex: Young Life and FCA) as is healthy and mutually beneficial 
  • Be a consistent part of the church’s preaching rotation 
  • Collaborate with CGCC’s staff and leadership and provide support as needed


What you bring:


Education and Experience


The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably with some formal Bible and theology background. The ideal candidate will also have experience in building and leading a ministry, as well as a preaching gift and style that fits CGCC.


Personal Characteristics


  • A personal story of trusting in God’s saving work and sanctifying presence
  • Doctrinal alignment in the essential elements of our faith and a willingness to yield to church eldership in secondary doctrinal matters
  • a humble, positive, and courageous 
  • Christ-follower who experiences God’s transformative power and models a grace-fueled life 
  • an aspirational dreamer who senses and shares the Holy Spirit’s leading
  • an experienced builder of people and ministries 
  • an attractional leader to whom others gravitate and want to follow
  • an effective communicator (verbal & written) and teacher of God’s Word
  • a team-builder who inspires, equips, and galvanizes leaders, awakening their potential
  • someone who demonstrates self-awareness and a high emotional intelligence with good soft skills such as an ability to “read the room” and pick up nuances
  • a relentless and resourceful co-laborer who refuses to settle for mediocrity because God’s mission is just that important 
  • someone who manages their own life (and family) well — relationally, emotionally, physically, financially
  • someone who is confident in the Lord but humble about themselves
  • someone with a good sense of humor; a fun partner in the gospel


Requests 


If interested in knowing more about Cedar Grove Community Church or this position please take time to peruse the church’s website at cedargrove.org to learn more about their doctrinal beliefs, mission, vision, and values, and other ministries of the church.

If after prayerfully reviewing this information, you sense this role and church culture could be a good fit for you, please contact Joy Dombrow @ [email protected]


Church Description

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type
Full-time

Location
Livermore, California
Denomination
Non-Denominational
Church Size
350-500

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