Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Cypress Church Youth Leader Has High Hopes for Local Students

When parents ask, “How do I motivate my teenager?” they usually mean, “How do I get my kids to do what I want? How do I encourage her to have some balance in her life? What do I do to get him off his computer, get outside, or do just about anything except sitting around doing nothing?” Cypress Church has answers to these big questions with their Student Ministries program.

Pastor Stan Markowski, the new leader of youth groups at Cypress Church, has some great activities planned for local students. “This next six months are going to be exciting,” said Stan, “…because our “Love Like Jesus” campaign is an opportunity for our students to understand what the core of Christianity is all about and discover how to serve others. We will have a talent show in April and a high Sierra camping experience in June.”

Stan grew up in Long Beach California and has lived in the Southern California area most of his life. He attended Biola University where he received a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He then went to Talbot Theological Seminary where he graduated with an M.A. in Systematic Theology in 2010.

After graduation Stan served in an internship position in Toledo Ohio with Westgate Chapel where he worked with junior high, high school and college students. In 2011 Stan began serving as an intern at Cypress Church with junior high and high school students. Recently he was selected to be the full time Pastor of Cypress Church Student Ministries.

The next major event on the horizon for Cypress Church Student Ministries is “Cypress’ Got Talent.” This dinner and variety show is an annual tradition that features singing, dancing, comedy sketches, skits and instrumental performances by scores of local teens. The event will be held on Tuesday April 2, 2013 starting at 6:30 pm at Cypress Church.

This summer Stan and his staff plan to lead a group of more than 60 students on a week long outing in the Sierras at Hume Lake Christian Camps. Reservations are now being accepted for this exciting experience.

Cypress Church youth groups meet weekly on Tuesday evenings and also hold many special events. All Junior High and High School students are welcome to join in the fun. Junior High students meet at 6:30 pm and the High School group starts their meeting at 7:00 pm. Service activities include helping feed the homeless along with the Cypress Church Knights of the Holy Grill.

Stan has high hopes for our local teens. His desire is to “…provide a place where students can encounter God and grow in their relationship with him.” The Cypress Church campus is located at 6143 Ball Road just east of Valley View. Sunday worship and Bible study is at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. Information about Cypress Church Student Ministries is available by calling (714) 952-3001 or email: The church website is located at

Photo Caption: Stan Markowski, the new Pastor of Student Ministries, invites local Junior High and High School students to share their talent with others on Tuesday, April 2 at Cypress Church.

Cypress Church - 6143 Ball Rd. - Cypress, CA 90630 - Phone: (714) 952-3001 -

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