The Ozark Baptist Student Ministry exists to impact the generation of students in 6th-12th grades and their parents with love for God and others by creating environments for them to make the decision to live as devoted followers of Christ.
We do this by:
- Being relational – by having our adult small group leaders model intentional, assessable, transparent and authentic leadership in order to gain students’ trust to influence them towards becoming more like Christ.
- Being relevant and real - teaching Biblically - by challenging students to make choices Biblically - living out their faith where they are planted.
- Create strong servant leaders - by creating opportunities to serve others.
- Empowering parents - by educating and supporting their primary spiritual role in the life of their student.
Our small group ministry for students takes place on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am. We begin each Sunday in the High School Ministries House (located next to the Faith Factory) for morning snacks and hang out time. We then go to the Faith Factory and divide into our age-specific classes for Sunday school. There students can ask questions, grow closer to Jesus, and build better relationships with other students. It’s about living life alongside your favorite people.
Our main weekly meeting takes place on Wednesday nights. The Middle School Ministries (MSM) 6th-8th graders begin in the Faith Factory 6-7:15pm and the High School Ministries (HSM) meet in the HSM House 6:45-8:15pm. During this time we unite in a short time together in worship, and then we divide into our age-specific small groups. This is a great chance to get to know students in a smaller setting and grow deeper in your faith.
Sunday Nights and Missions
Our Sunday nights are atypical. We usually meet in the Faith Factory from 5-7pm to go deeper into our Bible studies, participate in a service project ranging from cleaning buses to painting canvases, or compete in a city-wide photo scavenger hunt in small groups!
Twice a year we set aside time to get away from the routine and do something bigger. We have experienced Centrifuge, Mission-Serve, Xtreme-Winter conferences, ski-trips, Disney, and Universal Studios together! One thing is for sure--we always strive to get fed spiritually and serve others while doing it!
To join our mass-text system, see instructions below...
Middle School Ministry: text @ozarkbcmsm to 334-380-5198
High School Ministry: text @ozarkbchsm to 334-380-5198