You can find a place to belong no matter what age you are! We have groups for college age, men, women, families, Spanish-speakers, those with disabilities, single moms, senior adults, and more!
We know as a college-aged adult it can be tricky to know how to prepare for what’s next—families, careers, and ministry involvement. We're here to help guide you in your journey!
11:00 AM Worship in the Worship Center
6:40 PM & 7:30 PM Upper Room
Meet us at 7:30 PM in the Atrium every Sunday for our weekly College Age worship gathering, called Upper Room. Join us early at 6:40 Brew to hang out and grab a cup of coffee.
Adult-hosted/student-led small groups meet at various times and places during the week. If you're interested in finding out more, contact Bethany Ames at email@example.com
For more information about College Age Ministry, contact Josh Quade, College Age Minister, at x170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madeline Bridgford, College Age Ministry Administrative Assistant, at x171 or email@example.com.
Caitlin Schaeffer, College Age Ministry Coordinator, at x176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in sharing a meal once a semester with one of 100 international students in the Joplin area? Families are invited to have a student over for a meal once a month. We try to keep it simple, so families feel comfortable knowing they can do this. It’s not a weekly or time consuming commitment. Families and students are matched by similar interests, and many continue meeting with their student past the semester or year they signed up for, but it’s not required.
CHINESE NEW YEAR
Chinese New Year is a big event that brings together international students, Friendship Families, and the area Chinese community. This event comes with authentic Chinese food made by area Chinese, chopstick-peanut eating contest, dried sea weed eating contest, and a photo booth where attendees can dress up Asian with their friends. A Middle East Feast and Easter lunch are additional events hosted for internationals.
We host several bigger events each year to bring together international students, Friendship Families, local resident internationals, and language partners. A Goat Roast is held in the fall and pleases many international students in ways Americans can’t imagine (stuffed goat intestines with sausage are not my thing, but they love it…). Comments like, “This reminds me of home,” are heard as goat and sheep, chicken, rice, and oogali are eaten in a field where over 200 guests sit on blankets around a bon fire.
For more information about the Internationals Ministry, Contact Trish Udell, Internationals Associate, at email@example.com.
For more information about Family Ministry, contact Titus Neuenschwander, Family Minister, x180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women’s Ministry desires to make disciples of Jesus who change the world. We focus on helping women grow deeper in their love of Jesus, increase their knowledge of the Bible, and connect with one another in community. Opportunities throughout the year include Bible studies, conferences, prayer retreats, and more. The Women’s Ministry is open to all women of any age and stage of life.
For more information about Women's Ministry, contact Carol Bowland, Women's Ministry Coordinator, email@example.com.
MEN PURSUING PURITY
9:15 AM, Sundays, A103
Men Pursuing Purity is an eight week small group designed to equip men to live lives of purity, purpose, and power. It will begin April 3. Cost is $10. Contact Jeff White, x110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNIGHTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
This is a men’s study developed to help men grow in Christ, learn to lead their families, and contribute to their communities, and by doing this, change the culture through the local church.
For more information contact Dave Conrad at 417.592.7825 or Pat Boyer at 417.483.9560.
We host our Primetimers lunch the second Monday of each month in the Atrium at the church. From 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM we have a catered lunch and a program for $5.00 per person. Sign-ups are two weeks ahead at the Sign Up Counter in the Atrium.
College Heights Senior Adults provide support to Crosslines Ministry by helping with the food pantry and sorting clothes for the poor.
We deliver hot and nutritious lunches through the Meals on Wheels program.
Through the “Cheerleaders,” we visit people in homes, hospitals, and health care centers who are restricted in their activities due to health or other problems.
For more information about the Senior Adult Ministry, contact Rick Bushnell, Senior Adult Minister, at x190 or Vicky Stuck at x121 or email@example.com.
MINISTERIO EN ESPAÑOL
MINISTERIO EN ESPAÑOL
El Ministerio Hispano ayuda a aquellos cuyo idioma original es el Español y quieren saber acerca de Jesús, para ser seguidores de Él. Hay Estudio Biblico cada domingo a las 9:00 AM y Grupo de Oración los Miércoles a las 7:00 PM en Español. También el Servicio es interpretado en Español los Domingos a las 11:00 AM. Tenemos servicio de consejeria, discipulado en los hogares, motivación, información impresa acerca de todas las actividades y ministerios de College Heights.
The Hispanic Ministry helps those whose first language is Spanish and want to know about Jesus and be followers of Him. There are Bible Studies every Sunday at 9:00 AM and Prayer Meetings on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Spanish. Also the Service is translated into Spanish on Sundays at 11:00 AM. We also have counseling, home visits, encouragement, and translated printed information about College Heights' activities and ministries.
INTERPRETACION EN ESPAÑOL
En el Centro de Información hay disponibles audífonos para escuchar en Español, el mensaje que se predica los domingos durante el servicio de las 11:00 AM.