It is important for you to be here!  You help to make up the community of faith that calls itself Lake Ozark Christian Church.  Whenever you are gone, there is a space left open that only you can fill.  That is how important you are in this place!

We gather to give praise and thanks to God.  We open ourselves once again to hear the message of Jesus Christ for our lives.  We encounter the Spirit through prayer, scripture, song, Word, and community.

We are part of a congregation that is very mobile.  Our participants travel extensively.  I know that our people are busy.  In all of that busy, the community of faith gathers each week. to pray, sing, hear, recharge, renew, and connect.

Sometimes we have difficulty connecting in our everyday lives.  LOCC is a place to connect.   Sometimes, in the course of a continual bombardment of life, we choose to disconnect.  That disconnect can leave us feeling desolate and apathetic.

The promise for us all is that we will not be left desolate (orphaned).  While I believe it is true that God’s presence is with us always, that presence can be better experienced in community.  Your church community.  When you are not here, we are less complete.

Lake Ozark Christian Church is special.  It is a welcoming place and seeks to reach out to the greater community.  It also is a place where I feel a greater connection to my faith as we gather together to worship and live out being the body of Christ to our world.

We hear in Scripture “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” ( Matthew 18.20 ).  It is uplifting when those worshippers are joined by many more!  We do ministry better together, and your presence is important!

I look forward to seeing YOU in church very soon!

Peace,

Gary