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Vanderbloemen Search Group

Crossroads Church - Generations Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Turlock, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/19/2017
Categories: Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


About the Organization: 

The 110-year old church first established its roots in 1907, in the Central Valley region of California. Boasting a Swedish heritage, the church was envisioned by twelve friends, whose descendants still attend the church today. Over the years, the church added facilities, expanded ministries, reaching people for Christ, and drawn quality leadership into its walls. One of its key milestones, among others, was adding “Crossroads Church” to its denominational name in 2008 (Evangelical Free), and changing the constitution and bylaws to more efficiently run the church. The church remains strong and committed to reaching out to the lost in the community and beyond.

Today, with a steady attendance of 600+, Crossroads Church is one of three largest churches in the city, remaking itself to be a force for change both locally and globally. It is uniquely known for its doctrinally conservative principles, seeker sensitive leaning, and biblically solid preaching, as they strive towards transforming people into passionate Christ-followers.


Size - 600+
Denomination - Evangelical Free
Location - Turlock, CA


About the Position:

The Generations Pastor will directly oversee the youth ministry of Crossroads Church. Beyond that direct oversight, the Generations Pastor will lead the entire Generations Ministry Team in developing passionate Christ-followers by addressing the specific challenges of demographics consisting of children through college ministry ages. The Generations Pastor will serve as the chief leader of all Next Gen ministries at Crossroads Church. While all ministries of the church function within the framework of the larger church vision, the Next Gen Pastor will seek to creatively implement that vision in a manner relevant to and effective with children and student populations. It is the desire of Crossroads Church to see the younger generation of the body grow and serve, not only within their ministries, but also across the greater body of Crossroads and its surrounding community. The Generations Pastor will be instrumental in spearheading this endeavor.

What We Are Searching For:

An candidate with an undergraduate degree with some Bible training will be highly preferred.

The ideal prospect will have acquired 3 years experience in a related ministry field at a church of 300+, at minimum. This individual will have a clear calling to minister to the next generation that will fuel and drive the passion to execute all position responsibilities at a high capacity. They will be passionate about reaching these students, partnering with parents, and creating programming that is purposed to progress the spiritual journey of each that come into contact with all next gen ministries. They will possess a strong gifting in both verbal and written communication, to effectively lead, engage, and recruit. They will thrive in an environment that is fast-paced and creative, with a whole-hearted willingness to contribute to the progression and advancement of the generations at Crossroads Church.

Key Qualities:

  • Leader
  • Strategic
  • Organized
  • Driven
  • People oriented
  • Communicator & Teacher
  • Collaborative team player
  • Fun

About the Location: 

In the heart of California's Central Valley, belonging to the Modesto metro region, Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population that has grown steadily from 13,992 in 1970 to roughly 70,000 today. Home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.

Cultural art experiences, sports activities, twenty four parks, sixteen schools, a full range of medical facilities and the attractiveness of the nearby Mother Lode, San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada add to the pleasure of living in Turlock.

Turlock is replete with things to see and do. The Turlock Historical Museum is located in the heart of the city's historical downtown district. The Lawton Doll Company is a unique venue where visitors can view first-hand the porcelain doll making process. The Hilmar Cheese Company offers tours, cheese tasting, and insight into the intricacies of the cheese-making process. One of Turlock's hidden treasures is the Great Impressions Art and Antiques Gallery, home to over 2,000 original works of art in a large variety of styles. Theatrical and musical performances can be found at the Turlock Community Theatre and on the CSUS campus. Art gallery displays are available at the Carnegie Center and West Main Art Gallery.

Today, with an ever-increasing population, Turlock has achieved its early city planning goals of creating a safe environment, a strong school system and maintaining its hometown atmosphere. Over the years, Turlock has become economically sound and agriculturally elite and continues to seek growth and development that complements the city's business and industry and the needs of its residents.