THE ARK CHURCH STORY
John and Lindsay have a heart to reach Salina and beyond with the life changing message of Jesus. They are passionate about building the local church and being a blessing to their community. Nothing gets them more excited than to see people that have been far from God come back to the Lord. The heartbeat of The Ark is building a church for the saving, redeeming, and healing of households. Every week lives are changed at The Ark Church.John grew u p in Salina and graduated from Salina Central High School. At Salina Central, he was an all-state athlete winning a doubles state championship in tennis, and as the starting quarterback leading the football team to the 5A state championship his senior year. John worked at Kanakuk Camps for four years before entering into full-time ministry. The Husemans have served as Youth Pastors in Colorado and Texas for 18 years, and now after being gone for 20 years, they are thrilled the Lord has led them back to the place w here John first gave his heart to Jesus.The Ark Church launched in 2018 as a portable church setting up and tearing down every week using Salina Central High School. On the very first day, there were 300 people in attendance, and 25 people gave their lives to Christ.When COVID-19 hit, The Ark was forced to stop meeting at the high school and just have online services. During this time, God used those online services to expand the reach of th e church. In June of 2020, they purchased a grocery store that had been abandoned for 10 years. And during the next few months, they took steps of faith and started a building campaign. In April of 2021, The Ark had their first in-person service with over 500 people in attendance and the church continued to grow.Today, The Ark Church consistently has over 1,000 people on Sundays. We have people driving in from all around the surrounding areas to experience the life-c hanging message of Jesus. God has positioned them in a strategic location, with the ability to grow and reach so many more people.
THE ARK CHURCH VISION & MISSION
The Ark Church exists to see entire households saved, healed, and redeemed.
The Ark Church’s mission is to help people know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.
- Jesus is our message
- People are our heart
- Generosity is our privilege
- Excellence is our spirit
- Serving is our identity
- Honor is our calling
- Passion is our pursuit
The Creative Arts Director’s role is to function as the strategic point leader on the design and execution of all weekend services and special events. This position must effectively lead, administrate, and mobilize staff and volunteers into a team that consistently provides creative, meaningful, and emotionally moving services. High attention to quality and detail is required. This person will also function as a part of the executive team that gives input and oversight to the whole organization.
- Problem Solver
- Lover of God
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Lead and develop a high-quality creative/programming team that delivers an excellent weekend experience. This includes leading brainstorming meetings to creatively develop the elements of the service that will reinforce and support the message of the service
- Drive the quality/creative/spiritual standards (DNA) for the content of weekend experiences
- Lead team development and activities and oversee the care structure of the staff team and volunteers. Create a sense of “Family on Mission” within the creative arts community
- Manage the creative arts budget
- Provide input and direction as a member of the Executive Team
- Spirit-filled Leader
- Team Builder
- Mission Focused
- Team Player
Salina is positioned right in the middle of Kansas, which also means right in the middle of America. It’s an incredible place to raise a family and a place where true community happens daily. Salina has 50,000 people so it has the amenities of a city (Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Chipotle, Target, Old Navy, Dicks Sporting Goods), but also the small town feeling so many people crave. It’s truly the best of both worlds.