Welcoming families with children has always been important at Lake Ozark Christian Church. Our experienced staff has developed several programs for children to learn about God through age-appropriate and fun ways.
Children ages 3 years to 6th grade are invited to join us for Children’s Church during our 10:30 am Worship Service. Children attend the first part of the service and then leave as a group for the remainder of the morning. We offer classes for three different age groups which focus on Bible based stories and hands on curriculum to encourage fun learning experiences.
Christian Children’s Fellowship (CCF)
CCF is an after-school program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade that meets every Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm during the school year. This is a fast-moving program consisting of 20 minute segments for snacks, a lesson, crafts, recreation and music. CCF students have the opportunity to perform in two small plays, enjoy two field trips and participate in many fun hands-on activities. Van transportation from school is provided.
Chi Rho is our youth group for those in 6th through 8th grades. This group meets each Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm during the school year. Our meetings consist of after-school snack, contemporary Christian music, homework and down-time, prayer and Bible messages, mission projects, Band for students who play instruments, recreation time, dinner and lesson. Each week our youth are challenged to think about and be fully engaged in the process of learning about their faith.
Chi Rho students also enjoy field trips, mission projects, Youth Conferences and ‘just for fun’ activities. One favorite project is the Dare 2 Share conference attended in St. Louis each year.
LOCC youth also do occasional fundraising to help pay for our field trips, retreats and support for our sponsored child in Peru.
Summer programming for Chi Rho available; contact the church for details.
Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF)
Christian Youth Fellowship is a youth group for students in 9th-12th grades. These students can meet for band at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 then follow up with lesson and music time. This group is challenged to learn about themselves and their faith during lesson- time. They attend Dare 2 Share as well as other youth rallies throughout the year and enjoy mission projects such as visiting nursing homes and supporting church projects.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Our VBS program is a week-long camp offered each summer from 9:00-12:30. Early morning child care is available for parents needing to drop off their children before going to work. The camp is designed for children ages 3 years through completed 6th grade. Children attending will rotate through 20 minute stations including craft, snack, storytelling and theater, outdoor games, music and dance and much more. This dynamic program will allow children the opportunity to experience God and share their faith in new and exciting ways! (Youth grades 7th through 12th are invited to assist station leaders.)
Summer Church Camps
Church camp experiences are offered for children and youth from 4 years old all the way through high school! The 155 Northeast (NE) and Ozark Lakes Area (OLA) congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) partner to provide summer outdoor ministry experiences for children, youth and adults.
Click here to learn more about Disciples church camps.
Lake Ozark Christian Church is a proud sponsor of Cub Scout Pack #21.