The Baptist Student Union (BSU) at College of the Ozarks is a Christ-centered community committed to serving the campus, growing in discipleship, and learning to serve in the local church. We seek to model the local church, not be the local church, so that students better learn how they can become a serving member of the local and universal church. We have a weekly gathering (called Gather) that consists of fellowship, worship, and challenging teaching. Gather is every Monday night from 9:00-10:15 PM in the BSU House at the south end of campus. The BSU also conducts community service projects and on-campus Acts of Kindness (AOK’s). Though we are a Southern Baptist ministry supported by local Southern Baptist churches, we welcome all students to get involved in BSU regardless of their denominational background. If you want to learn more about the ministry of Ozarks BSU, explore the various content on our website and feel free to contact us at ozarksbsu@gmail.com or by phone at 417.598.0823.

Mission:

The mission of BSU is to make disciples who make disciples, love God, and love others.

This mission is rooted in Jesus’ Great Commandment (Matt 22:37-40) and Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20). Since the Great Commission calls disciples to make disciples who obey all that Jesus commanded, which includes the Great Commission, we see discipleship as perpetual multiplication as disciples make more disciples.

Vision:

Our vision is to see the students of BSU become a multiplying community as their growth in relationship with Jesus Christ leads to Gospel proclamation and kingdom living.

Goals:

Our goal is to challenge students to pursue passionately a relationship with Christ as we respond to His grace through worship, discipleship, and service as a Christ-centered community. We aim to accomplish this goal by developing leaders, promoting and practicing missional living, and making disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • Serve the students of College of the Ozarks with at least two Acts of Kindness (AOKs) each semester.
  • Serve the community with local service projects.
  • Grow more and more in relationship with and in the likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through prayer, Scripture reading, worship, discipleship, and kingdom living.
  • Develop dynamic leaders who will leave College of the Ozarks with the ability to serve the Church in a variety of capacities.