The First Christian Reformed Church, serving Hanford, California and its surrounding communities, awaits the arrival of a first full-time Director of Worship Arts & Music. Established more than 100 years ago, the First CRC is congregation of approximately 475 people with an average morning attendance of 265. As it seeks to fulfill its mission “to saturate (its) community with God’s grace and goodness,” the congregation hopes that its new Director will lead the way towards corporate worship that is God-glorifying, Christ-centered, and community driven.
The ideal candidate for this exciting opportunity will be a mature and maturing Christian with a genuine commitment to Christ and His church, as well as a person of prayer, love, and humility. He or she will be characterized by love for the church’s worship arts and music ministry. He or she will be a gifted vocalist and musician with training and experience in worship arts and music, and with ability to arrange, direct and coordinate the musical gifts of the church to God’s glory.
The new Director of Worship Arts & Music will discover a congregation, one led by Pastor Justin Carruthers, enjoying an exciting season of life and ministry. The congregation, a community of people from all walks of life, is a living testament to the steadfast loving-kindness of our covenant-keeping God. Having just completed an extensive assessment process, the congregation produced a “Ministry Map” detailing its newly crafted vision statement: “We see everyone intentionally building caring relationships with one another and with the unchurch and unbelieving for the sake of the Kingdom of God.” The process also produced a variety of new ministries, most notably a congregation-wide “Sermon-Based Life Group” ministry.
The city of Hanford, an important commercial and cultural center in central California, is a beautiful and diverse community of about 55,000 people. The city, with its rich history, pleasant temperatures, and cultural amenities, is enriched by the presence of Hanford Christian School (K-8). Central Valley Christian High School is located in nearby Visalia.
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