About the job
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Weekly Attendance: 15,000
Location: Irvine, California
The Role: Congregational Youth Pastor
Meet Mariners Church:
Mariners Church is a non-denominational church located in Orange County, CA, and is made up of a community of ordinary people from all walks of life who are courageously trusting Jesus to do the extraordinary. Simply put, we’re trusting Him to do what we can’t – heal, transform, renew, forgive, provide and sustain. Through our stories, He is glorified, lives are changed and our communities are impacted. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Mariners Church welcomes you.
About the Congregational Youth Pastor:
Mariners Church is looking for a Congregational Youth Pastor who will work alongside Doug Fields (Youth Ministry Pastor), Josh Griffin (Junior High Pastor), and a small team of full-time Pastors and Directors to provide common and strategic direction for the Youth Ministry. They must be a devout follower of Jesus and have a passion for the teaching and inspiration of the next generation. This candidate is responsible for the oversight, building, and steady improvement of the Youth Ministry at Mariners Church.
The Congregational Youth Pastor Responsibilities Include:
Complete oversight of Congregational youth ministries.
Creation and additions of the Mariners Youth Ministry Playbook.
Build systems to move content/curriculum to the congregations.
Conduct regular wellness/DNA checks of all the congregations.
Build a farm system to get new youth workers trained and ready to lead their own congregations.
Invest in the Irvine Junior High Ministry.
Invest in the Irvine High School Ministry.
Weekly YM team meetings, weekly Zoom congregational meetings.
What You Bring:
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree required.
Must have 7-10 years of church ministry experience preferably in Youth/Student ministry.
Previous experience as a Pastor working in a multi-site church preferred (not essential).
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
Love and follow Jesus.
Embrace a high biblical standard of personal conduct and lifestyle.
Agree to and adhere to the church's statement of faith and leadership commitment.
Attend Mariners Church.
Willing to work weekends and some evenings.
Ability to lead a small congregation team as it grows.
What it's Like to Live in Irvine, California:
Irvine, California, is situated in the Los Angeles metropolitan region and is known for its attractive, diverse, and dynamic location for dreamers, creators, and entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams. Orange County, affectionately referred to as "The OC," surrounds its residents and visitors in the vibrant and authentic Southern California lifestyle. It’s fully equipped with gorgeous beaches, renowned theme parks, and endless opportunities to explore outdoor activities.
Today, it continues its rapid progression towards sustained improvement of all elements contributing to a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Irvine has a reliable and competitive school system, safe neighborhoods, and a plethora of dining and shopping options.
The city epitomizes a multicultural nexus of innovation, business, preserved wildlands, outdoor recreation, the arts, and family-friendly communities–it's a growing urban center with a population of over 200,000. Irvine, California is a great location to live with no lack of things to do in the city and surrounding areas.
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