THE OZARK COMMUNITY CENTER
1530 W Jackson Street Ozark, MO
FOLLOW JESUS AND FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE
James married the love of his life, Leslie, in 1999. They have 3 children Kaiden, Annabelle and Addison. He loves learning & received a Master of Divinity from SBTS in Louisville, KY. He's served in full-time ministry since 2012. Prior to that he worked for 5 years as a Tech Lead developing software with Accenture while ministering bi-vocationally. He loves helping people find the purpose God has for their lives, homes, relationships, career and in the world. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, snow skiing and going to the lake in the summer.
Leslie graduated in 1999 studying Education and Discipleship. She taught in public schools for several years as well as Classic Conversations. Leslie loves ministering to women in community events through Pure Joy Ministries; speaking at churches; writing through Deeperstill.net; and hopes to release her first book soon titled, 'Fear Not'.
If you have a fever or any COVID-19 symptom we ask that you watch the online service rather than attend the public service and risk spreading the virus.
If you suspect you have the virus based on coming in contact with someone we recommend contacting your primary care physician. They can determine if you need a test or need to quarantine.
We are relying on the responsibility of individuals to take the measures above to help keep one another safe at this time.
You'll find our greeters wearing masks as you arrive for your comfort. We want you to feel comfortable as you make your way into the service. We do not have a current formal mask policy and are simply encouraging people to stay in step with the current mask ordinances.
There is plenty of great parking at The OC. You'll find people under a welcome tent if the weather is nice that can answer questions. During our colder months come on into the lobby to find people ready to assist. There is a large open lobby where you can meet people, grab a cup of coffee, catch up with friends, or simply pass through unnoticed if desired.
We pride ourselves in creating a fun clean safe environment for our children to learn how to have a dynamic walk with God. Our children are the most important people in our lives. Impact's priority is taking excellent care of them so that parents can move into the service distraction free so they can be renewed in their walk with God.
Every parent deserves to feel the confidence of their children being well taken care of so they can focus on the Lord and be rejuvenated to lead their family well throughout the week.
Our Kids Ministry is using a curriculum called The Story Bible. Once your child is checked in they won't be dismissed by anyone until you arrive again with your secured sticker. Upon arrival your kids will enjoy directed games where they will meet other children their age. There will be singing and exciting worship. There will be a bible study after the worship. Your kids will finish by answering questions about the story and if time allows play a game or craft to drive home the lesson.
At this time we are seating people as one family unit per row, and all rows are 6 feet apart. We do not require masks since the ordinances do not, and we encourage everyone to do what makes them feel most comfortable and protected.
The worship service takes place in the gym. You'll find people arriving as early as 9:30a in order to greet friends and catch up from the week. Some pray together while others chat and strengthen friendships.
The service begins at 10a, with a song. Then, a welcome from one of our members followed by an invitation to pray with someone at the front if desired. There are a few more songs before someone shares upcoming opportunities to plug into. Announcements are followed by a 25-30min encouraging Message from Scripture. As a guest, you can come knowing no one will single you out to do anything uncomfortable at any point.
What if I enjoyed my time and would like to learn more about the church? If you had a great experience we would love for you to stick around and attend Next Steps in The River Room directly following the service.
We offer free lunch and childcare for people to attend a 45 minute class to: learn about the vision, take a personality and spiritual gifts assessment, hear opportunities to use your gifts, and meet the pastors and leaders. You can simply attend after service by showing up or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Attend Next Steps: Turbo where all 3 sessions are completed in one evening. Check the Events tab for a schedule.