Ozark Christian College Cancels Class to ‘Serve Our City’

(Joplin, MO) – Most Thursday mornings at Ozark Christian College (OCC), you’ll find hundreds of students in classrooms across campus. But this Thursday, October 12, 1111 N. Main will stand empty as students put their ministry preparation into practice.

At least 50 organizations in the Joplin area have signed on to have 450 students and employees help with yard work, painting, organizing, cleaning, and more in a day the college is calling “Serve Our City.” “We’re excited to encourage others in the good work they’re doing to serve our city,” said OCC Executive Vice President Damien Spikereit, “and we’re grateful for the opportunity to live out our motto as a college — ‘not to be served, but to serve.’”

Projects will be held at dozens of locations around Joplin and surrounding communities, including the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri, The Salvation Army of Jasper Newton Counties, Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Carthage Crisis Center, and more.

About Ozark Christian College:

Ozark Christian College is located at 1111 N. Main in Joplin. Founded in 1942, Ozark is committed to training men and women for Christian service.


Amy Storms, Marketing and Communications Director
Ozark Christian College

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