First Presbyterian Church
Director of Worship Arts
Why We Love This Opportunity
This is an incredible opportunity for a worship leader with a passion to grow a worship team and influence the worship culture. The Director of Worship Arts at First Pres Bakersfield will lead strategic shifts where the contemporary and traditional services will have a cohesive feeling while honoring the two different expressions of worship.
This individual will be wise, patient, and strategic as they love people well and lead the congregation into experiencing engaging moments through worship. This next leader will possess strong vocals, the ability to lead from the guitar or keys reads music, and has an appreciation for modern worship and hymns.
About This Organization
First Presbyterian is located in downtown Bakersfield, which is often described as the biggest small town in California. It is a community that has ample opportunities for children and families – from recreation to education, sports to the arts – both locally and/or within a two-hour drive.
The median home price in the city of Bakersfield is $258,700 and in Kern County it is $226,600, making it an affordable city for a family to put down roots and thrive. This and many rental provisions make Bakersfield a great city to live in.
Bakersfield is conveniently located only a few hours from Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, Disneyland, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park. California State University, Bakersfield, which is located just up the road from the church, has a student body of over 10,000 students from around the world.
First Pres believes every member is a minister. This is why their mission is to invite People into Meaningful Life through knowing Christ, loving one another, and blessing the world. First Pres is both a positive and collaborative environment. This staff loves to laugh!
The Director of Worship Arts will serve as the primary staff person responsible for steering the direction of worship at First Pres. They will oversee band and choir members, organist for the first service, and give oversight to the production team as well.
While the two Sunday morning services have their own musical expressions, the Director of Worship Arts will have hands-on influence in implementing creative cohesion between the two.
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