8:15am – Worship & Bible Study*
10:15am – Worship & Bible Study*
6:30am – Men’s Bible Study
7:00pm – Worship & Bible Study*
6:00pm – First Watch Prayer Meeting
* children’s classes from nursery on up provided
1900 North Douty Street, Hanford, California 93230
It’s hard to know what to expect from a church you’ve never been to.
So, we want to give you a heads up.
Sundays are casual but very important to us. There is no dress code, other than we ask that you dress modestly.
We believe that the teaching of God’s word is incredibly important and should be respected to a great degree. At every service there is a mix of people who have attended our church for many years, people who are brand new and others who aren’t believers in Christ at all, all from different backgrounds and traditions.
Because of that, we place a high emphasis on limiting distractions within the sanctuary on Sunday morning.
We ask that children under junior high age not sit in the main sanctuary. There are other places on campus that families can sit together. Otherwise, children are invited to attend our children’s worship and Sunday school classes.
For more information on your seating options, visit this page.
Our 2 Sunday morning services are identical in content and format.
Our services begin with Scripture reading, followed by about 20 minutes of worship. Our worship is what many people would call ‘contemporary’, led by a band with guitars, drums, bass, singers and other various instruments. The songs we sing vary from hymns to songs from the Jesus movement in the 1960’s to modern worship choruses that you might hear on the radio.
The music isn’t meant to be a performance, instead it’s presented in a way that all of us can participate in. Meaning, we want to hear you sing!
When the worship concludes, Pastor Gene typically gives a prophecy update, showing how trends in the news corroborate the centuries-old prophecies found in the Bible.
After the prophecy update we have announcements where you can find out about our weekly schedule, ministry opportunities and special events.
At this point we have a short time for people to stretch their legs and say hello if they’d like. During 2nd Service at this point, 7th through 10th graders are dismissed for their class.
Pastor Gene then gives a sermon on the passage of Scripture we’ve come to in our studies. Typically we study through books of the Bible chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The sermon lasts between 30 and 35 minutes, then we close with a time of prayer, reflection and a bit more worship.
At the end of our services there are men at the front of the sanctuary who are available to pray for anything you have on your heart.
Afterward, people stay to talk, pray and enjoy each other’s company in the courtyard, cafe and around campus. Be sure you say hello to someone you don’t recognize!
There are 2 meetings on Wednesdays.
In the mornings (6:30am-7:15am) guys of all ages are invited to join us in the cafe for our study.
As guys come in they get free coffee or hot chocolate, have a time to talk and laugh with the other men who’ve come that week.
We then spend some time in prayer together, often praying for requests that have been submitted on Sundays or during the week.
After we pray, there’s a 15-20 minute Bible study given.
In the evenings (7:00pm-8:15pm) we have our Midweek service. This service is a casual, intimate, gathering. For the first half of the service parents and kids sit together before the kids are dismissed to their classes.
There’s worship, a Bible study, and a time of group prayer.
On the last Wednesday night of the month, we dedicate the entire service to worship, communion and the reading of Psalms.
At Midweek we’re not as concerned with limiting distraction. During worship, you’re welcome to sing, lift your hands, stand, kneel or ask someone for prayer, as long as you’re still focusing on Jesus Christ and not placing attention on yourself.
From 6:00pm to 6:45pm on Saturday nights we get together to pray. We meet in the cafe for a very casual time of sharing what’s been going on and praying for our church, our community and whatever else is on our hearts.
Anyone is welcome to attend. No child care is provided, but children are welcome if they’re able to pray and sit without causing a distraction.