Biblical. Expositional. Evangelical.
Gathering for worship is an integral part of life at College of the Ozarks as students worship together on Sunday mornings at Williams Memorial Chapel. Consequently, the chapel program is designed to help students develop a Biblical worldview and integrate their faith with classroom learning.
Statement of Faith
As an interdenominational school, the college affirms two basic, historical statements to describe the faith it hopes to foster.
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen."
- Apostles' Creed
"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen."
- Nicene Creed
A Biblical Worldview
Christian Worldview I: An introduction to the concept of worldview, with a special focus on understanding and practicing a Christian worldview rooted in the overarching biblical narrative of Creation, Sin, and Restoration, and the development of Christ-like character.
Christian Worldview II: A continuing examination of the concept of worldview, with comparative analysis of a Christian worldview and other prevalent worldviews, and a focus on the ongoing development of Christ-like character in students as they seek to fulfill the two great commandments to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength and their neighbors as themselves.
Each semester Christian Ministries plans Christian convocations for the students at C of O. These convocations bring in speakers or artists to intentionally present the gospel of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant way.