“As FCC Great Bend we are a community of Jesus followers who are devoted to sharing Christ with the World, providing opportunities for deep spiritual development, and raising up the next generations of Disciples!”     

Contact Information

The First Christian Church of Great Bend Kansas
5230 Broadway
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Telephone: (620)793-6603

Regular Schedule

  • Early Worship
    – 8:15 AM to 9:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM
  • Youth Group
    – 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday Night Dinners (During the School Year)
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Navigators - (A Bible study experience for 3rd-5th Graders)
    – 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM
  • Discoverers - (A Bible study experience for Pre-school - 2nd Graders)
    – 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Bell Choir
    – 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir
    – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Current Sermon Series

Kansas Regional Assembly

Register Now at - http://kansasdisciples.org/pdf/RA14RegistrationForm.pdf

Guest Speaker Oct. 26th

Richard H. Lowery, Ph.D. Yale, is adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky, where he served as dean, and Phillips Theological Seminary in Oklahoma, where he served 17 years as a tenured professor. He also teaches in the commissioned and licensed ministers program at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He has taught at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Phillips University, Valparaiso University, and Yale Divinity School. Rick recently moved to Indianapolis to live full-time with his wife, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He blogs for Huffington Post, speaks at church gatherings throughout the US and Canada, and has written articles and lessons for scholarly and popular publications, including The Chalice Introduction to the Old Testament and journals of preaching and stewardship. He is the author of three books, including Sabbath and Jubilee, and wrote the Bible commentary for the Storyteller’s Companion: Daniel and Revelation. He’s currently working on a book, Genesis and Human Rights. Rick is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature Southwest Region and serves on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission where he is a member of the study group on moral discernment in the churches. He also serves on a Lutheran-Reformed Church dialogue on biblical authority in moral discernment.

Sue Bishop our New Associate Minister of Youth and Children (Starting October 1)

I may be coming to you from Kentucky, but I am a western girl.  I actually was born just down the road from you in Larned.  My parents were serving the Christian Church (DOC) in Macksville at that time, but moved us to Denver, Colorado, before I turned 2 years old.  My father grew up on a dairy farm outside Scott City, Kansas, and we visited there at least once a year.  My senior year of high school saw us moving to Goodland, Kansas.  So you see, I feel I have the right to claim both Kansas and Colorado as my “native” state.

I am proud to say that I am one of seven ministers in our family;  my parents, 2 aunts, an uncle, and a sister, Rev. Dr. Paula Bishop-Pociecha who is currently serving on Regional staff in the northern CA/Nevada Region.  My ministry history has been rather unconventional.  I began doing Youth Ministry as a volunteer when I was 25.  Then years later, I accepted the education and youth position at First Christian Church in Loveland, Colorado, under the title of “licensed/commissioned” minister.  In 1997, I moved to First Christian Church in Garden City, Kansas, serving as youth minster there until 2006.  During that time, I commuted to Colorado Springs to work on my Fuller Theological Seminary Degree, graduating and being ordained in 2004.

I am the proud mother of three daughters and “Nana” to five grandkids.  Jamey Krautz and family live in Centennial, Colorado, south of Denver.  Colleen Lucero and her kids live in Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver.  Emily Christmas-Martin lives in Ft. Worth, Texas, while her brand new husband, Alan Martin, attends Brite Theological Seminary.  My live-in companion is ten year old “Jill’, a poodle-schnauzer mix who is a therapy dog and is in training as a hearing-impaired service dog.  I am an avid reader, sometimes reading 3-4 books at one time.  And I am an apprentice of “scherenschnitte”. 

If you are around me when it snows, you may be drawn outside to dance in it and make snow angels.  (Can you tell I LOVE snow?!)

I am looking forward to spending the next chapter of my life and ministry with you. 

And am anxious for October to arrive.  See you soon.

                                                                                                   Sue Bishop

Six Week Young Adult Bible Study

Beginning this fall, a new causal Bible study for young adults (ages 20-40ish) will begin Sunday, September 7th from 5-6 PM in the church parlor.  Don't worry a nursery attendant will be available for any participates who may have young children.  

Rev. Josh Leu will present the first study, "Making Sense of the Bible".  This study is great foundation course for anyone wanting to grow deeper in their faith, and to connect with other young adults striving to live the way of Christ.  Can’t wait to see you there!

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This Week's Events



Women's Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Wednesday Night Family Dinner
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Discoverers, Navigators
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Bell Choir Practice
6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Prayer Shawl Ministry
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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