CofO students at Camp Koinonia

Christian Formation


College of the Ozarks offers many opportunities for students to minister to others. The campus hosts a weekly bible study group, a leadership development track and a small group training program. The college also provides outside opportunities such as Camp Koinonia. 

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Student ministering to children at Camp Lookout

Grow in Faith


College of the Ozarks is a Christian college dedicated to helping our students grow in their faith. Our small, Christian college offers a variety of opportunities for students, including ministry retreats, worship services, fellowship opportunities, mission trips, leadership development and small group Bible study 


Student reading a Bible in front of the college Chapel

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For more information about any of these opportunities and other services offered through Christian Ministries, browse our pages or contact us: ministries@cofo.edu


Students praying in circle in campus Chapel

Worship & Worldview


Worship is an integral part of life at C of O and all of our classrooms reinforce a Christian Worldview. At College of the Ozarks we believe that Faith and Learning go hand in hand. All incoming students are required to take two Christian Worldview Courses as part of their curriculum at College of the Ozarks. 

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Get to Know the Staff


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Painting The Good Samaritan, 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh used as a cover for "Christian Reflections on the World – Faithful Citizenship"

Faithful Lives


The mission of College of the Ozarks is to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes, especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training. Faithful Lives: Reflections on the World is an annual journal produced by College of the Ozarks. The goal of the publication is to foster deep and substantive Christianthought in all areas of life by publishing articles that assume and explore the truthfulness of the Christian worldview perspective. 

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Christian Ministries staff and student workers standing in front of the Christian Ministries building in C of O

Christian Counseling


College of the Ozarks offers free counseling to all students. Christian Counseling takes place in the Christian Ministries building and should be set up by appointment. 

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Student painting on boy's face in Camp Lookout

Camp Lookout


College of the Ozarks is dedicated to helping students as well as the community. We also want to extend our helping hand to younger children by making certain that a lack of finances doesn't keep them from enjoying a summer camp experience. Camp Lookout is a Christian, fun-filled, week-long summer camp provided to area children at NO cost. Camp Lookout provides a Christian atmosphere where campers experience many activities such as swimming and hiking!

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Student playing with local children in Belize (Belize Mission trip, 2015)

Mission Service


At College of the Ozarks, we believe that God has called us to integrate our Christian faith with our lives, learning, and service.  Because of this, we diligently pursue spreading Christ's love to those within our own neighborhoods and the global community. 

Annually, Christian Ministries encourages students through internships, mission trips, and service opportunities to participate in God's mission to the world.  These experiences often transform students as much as those they serve.  As students participate in God's mission, they mature in their biblical understanding of "loving God, themselves, and others." 

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