About the Church
FCC Great Bend is a rapidly growing Disciples of Christ Church that offers innovative discipleship programming as well as traditional and modern worship services. The church has a positive reputation with the community and is seeing new people attend every week, with 350 regularly attending Sunday worship. Currently, three full time pastors, along with a staff of nine, serve the 600 members who call FCC home. Given that Great Bend’s population is just over 14,000, the church membership represents a significant percentage of the town, reflecting the church’s transformative impact and affirming they are living into their mission of inspiring ordinary people to live extraordinary lives for Christ.
About the Ministry
Refuge is FCC Great Bend’s growing, dynamic contemporary worship service. In fact, it is growing so much that the church is constructing a larger, even more engaging environment to accommodate the growth. The 55 minute service is led by a full band and uses technology, video media, stage lighting, and popular worship music to create a comfortable space for worshiping and learning together. Sermons are typically 15-20 minutes long and formatted in a way that is easy to remember and easy to share with others. The goal is to help you connect and grow!
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role is a skilled musician who is able to build and lead volunteer teams, has experience with communications and AVL support, and utilizes media as a part of worship. Someone who is organized, a connector, and appreciates a culture of family and commitment will fit in great at FCC.
If you thrive working alongside strategic, creative leaders who embrace learning and are responsive to a rapidly changing culture, this team is looking for you!
Noteworthy to this role: the pace of life is slower in Great Bend and the relational connections are, arguably, more authentic. The small town America vibe is real, and should resonate as a draw to this position.
This versatile, forward-thinking leader is responsible for creating environments that lead people into authentic worship and connection with God. Here are the key responsibilities of the role:
Provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the Refuge worship experience (vocals, instruments, AVL).
Create a healthy volunteer serving culture - recruiting, training, and deploying leaders into life-giving serving roles aligned with their gifts and interests.
Support church communication through ensuring consistent social media presence and creating relevant graphic design elements.
Collaborate with church staff and volunteer teams in supporting special events.
Personal and growing relationship with Christ
Ability to effectively and confidently lead worship (vocals and guitar/keys)
Ability to recruit, train, and deploy volunteer leaders, musicians, and AVL teams
Knowledge and demonstrated successful experience with audio, video, lighting
Experience with graphic design and video production (Adobe Suite)
Humble, coachable, and teachable
Innovative, forward thinking, learner
About the Community
Great Bend, Kansas is the quintessential midwest farming community, with a laid-back family vibe. While small in size, residents share that this town has everything you need. The cost of living is significantly below the national average but the community is not without the challenges of most small, midwest farming communities. This provides significant opportunities for the church to serve as a beacon of hope and transformation.
If you long to escape traffic, time-wasting commutes, and a frantic pace, opting for open space, authentic relational connections, and an engaged community, this could be the place for you.