We are working toward restoring a relevant church in the Joplin area by loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. We seek a variety of opportunities to impact our schools, neighborhoods, and city. Find out more here. 

For more information, contact Wendy Dean at


College Heights is committed to doing its part to see that local churches are planted all over the world where they currently do not exist. We send and support teams all over the globe. We also enlist every person in the body of Christ to help.  We honestly believe that every person has a part to play in this ministry! Find out more. 

For more information, contact Josh Beck, Global Outreach Minister, at 624.6915 x370 or


We desire to give people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to find their place in God’s family. We offer weekly activities, worship opportunities, and service projects.  We have a house on our campus, called Thru The Roof, specifically dedicated to our ministry for those with disabilities. Find out more.


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. Find out more.


There are over 70 different nations represented in the Joplin metro area. College Heights actively interacts with international students and families through Friendship Families, language partners, and international events and meals. Find out more.

For more information, contact Trish Udell, Internationals Associate, at 624.6915 x375 or


The past few years, the holiday season was changed for many of us.  Many College Heights families committed to give to the “One Less Gift” offering.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas over $100,000 that we could have spent on ourselves and our families was given to people who have greater needs. $50,000 was used locally for those locked into poverty and $50,000 was used internationally for those struggling with hard issues that confront the poor.

Our Plan:  

Each of us must continue to give generously to the vital “on-going” ministries of the church. Without faithful giving to the general offering, every ministry suffers. But beyond this, we give a special “One Less Gift” offering for those with the greatest need. We collect money between Thanksgiving and Christmas every year. This gift is used to meet the needs of our neighbors…some locally and some internationally as we work through our global partners.

One Less Gift Update from Life House

One Less Gift 2013 Update 

One Less Gift 2013

One Less Gift 2012