Mission & Values

Mission Statement

The ultimate mission of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The immediate mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education. Emphasis is given to vocational preparation for preaching ministers, missionaries, worship ministers, youth ministers and children's ministers. Biblical and practical training is also provided for those who will serve in the church in non-vocational roles such as elders, deacons, Bible school teachers and youth sponsors.

Ozark Christian College seeks to glorify God by doing his will. God's truth we must "entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also" (2 Timothy 2:2). We are involved in declaring the wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:7-12). We share in the work of equipping "the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ...speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into him, who is the head, even Christ" (Ephesians 4:12,13,15).

We accomplish this purpose of God stated by Paul: "God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. And we proclaim him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to his power, which mightily works within me" (Colossians 1:27-29). "The goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith" (I Timothy 1:5).

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be a focused Bible college, reaching the world for Christ one leader at a time.

Core Values

The Word of Christ Taught in the Spirit of Christ (Colossians 1:28)​

We believe the Bible is the true and authoritative Word of God and our final rule of faith and practice. We want to teach God's Word faithfully, in harmony with God's Spirit.

Not to Be Served But to Serve (Mark 10:45)

We are a servant of the church, training vocational and volunteer servant leaders for the worldwide work of ministry. It is the commitment of teachers, staff and students that we will love and serve others.

Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15)

We want to honor God by fulfilling our personal responsibility to be honest and caring with one another.

Trusting in the Power of God and Seeking the Glory of God (1 Corinthians 4:20 & Isaiah 42:8)

We are absolutely and utterly dependent upon God. The work is too great for human resources. We pursue excellence, knowing all glory is God's and any accomplishment is of him.

Atmosphere of Grace, Trust and Freedom (Romans 15:7 & 1 Peter 4:10)

We accept one another as imperfect people saved by the grace of God. Mutual trust, based on our commitment to the Lord, guides our relationships. We desire each person to have freedom to develop God-given gifts.

Restoring Biblical Christianity (John 17:21)

We are committed to teaching and practicing biblical Christianity, believing it is central to unity among believers and evangelization of the world.

Worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:23-24)

We foster spiritual health through genuine worship, both personal and public. Worship is for the glory of God, exhortation from his Word, and edification of the community of faith.

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Ozark's accreditation with ABHE and HLC.

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