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First Christian Church

Worship and Arts Pastor

First Christian Church
Lawrence, Kansas, United States

Date Posted: 11/13/2012
Categories: Media/Technology - Music Ministry - Programming Pastor - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Disciples of Christ
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Imagine a place where the arts, sports, and a robust college town combine to create one of the most unique and sought after communities in the Midwest.  Our multigenerational congregation is located blocks from the University of Kansas and worships in a newly remodeled 100 year old building in downtown Lawrence.  Our mission is to “Engage and Embrace all people as we seek to Embody Christ.”


We have created a new position to help lead our growing congregation into the future.  Our goal is to enhance our worship services through the creative arts by empowering and equipping the laity to use their passions and gifts. We hope to move beyond the worship labels and experience authentic worship that is organic to our community.



  • Planning worship experiences in conjunction with Senior Pastor
  • Creating fluid and thematic worship services through diverse art forms
  • Collaborating with Worship Team to craft meaningful worship services that incorporate other artistic components such as: videos, visuals, readings, drama, dance, and other creative arts
  • Recruiting, coordinating, and overseeing of volunteers
  • Leading diverse groups of artful people in effective ministry
  • Organize, organize, and organize (oh, did we mention, organize) the worship ministries
  • Creating relationships with the local music and arts community to invite and welcome them as participants in worship
  • Working in cooperation with staff and volunteers to include multiple generations in worship and arts



  • Well-rounded knowledge and appreciation of the varieties of musical genres
  • Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience necessary; theological education highly desirable; ordination not necessary
  • A person who understands his/her need of grace
  • Has at least 5 years of experience helping to lead a growing church
  • Track record of successful recruitment, equipping, and training of laity
  • An artist who has the ability to weave various images, sounds, media, elements, etc together into a beautiful, compelling worship event, reflecting excellence in design and skill
  • A working knowledge of sound systems and computer/presentation programs
  • A shepherding spirit who comes beside others to encourage, listen, and pray


First Christian Church
1000 Kentucky St
Lawrence, KS 66044


Full-Time position

Salary package commensurate with experience ($40,000 to $70,000)

Church size: 500-750

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Start Date: Winter/Spring 2013

Resumes will be accepted until January 15, 2013


Application Process

Please submit your resume and application letter to: