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Chapel is a time of worship and fellowship for the entire Ozark family, including students, faculty and staff. Students are expected to attend every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. The chapel attendance policy for students is located in the OCC catalog, pages 106-107.  A typical chapel service provides opportunities for students to assist in leading worship, technical assistance, give through chapel offerings to various organizations and ministries, hear dynamic and practical messages from guest speakers and other faculty members, and stay informed about what is happening on and through the Ozark community.

Life Groups normally meet every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  These small groups are facilitated by OCC staff, faculty and upperclassmen. Weekly meetings offer students Christian accountability, community, friendship and fun.

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For audio and video files of chapel sermons.

 

The OCC Worship Department provides a wide range of opportunities in which the student body can participate: choirs, orchestras, praise bands, huge productions, and piano, voice, and guitar instruction. Student recitals, special concerts, and field trips (opera, jazz, symphony, contemporary Christian artists) transport students to a new worship setting. Churches all over the Four-State area search for student praise and worship leaders. Contact the Worship Department at 417-626-1234 x2400 or Stafford.matt@occ.edu to get involved!

OCC's traveling worship team, Frontline, leads at youth conferences, churches, and conventions across the country through out the school year as well as during a summer tour. This auditioned group is known for its contemporary sound, musical excellence and authentic worship leadership, providing an opportunity for students to grow in musical and leadership skills while serving the church.

Many students desire to use their musical talents by leading worship or serving in Chapel services. Contact Matt Stafford (Stafford.matt@occ.edu) or view the Chapel Participants section to see what ways you could possibly serve!

Worship Leaders

If you are interested in leading worship for chapel, please contact Isaac Schade at schade.isaac@occ.edu.  All music majors will be given the opportunity to lead worship in chapel as part of the Worship Team Leadership course.  Worship leaders should turn in a list of song titles, composers, and the order of the songs within the service. These are due to Matt Stafford's assistant (Frontline@OCC.edu) the Thursday before chapel.  All worship leaders are expected to keep their portion of the service to approximately 20 minutes.  You will receive additional information through email.

Chapel Speakers

Chapel sermons are made public through the OCC web site. Even if you wish to deny OCC the right to broadcast your sermon, you must note this on the release form. This is due prior to when you are scheduled to speak.  PowerPoint must be submitted in widescreen format. The dimensions are 16 x 9 inches and is set in the page setup option. PowerPoint should be submitted 3 days in advance to Aaron Payne.  All speakers for regularly scheduled chapels are expected to keep their portion of the service to approximately 25 minutes.  You will receive additional information through email.

Chapel Planning Team

This team of students meets monthly with the chapel minister to plan and direct creative elements in the chapel services. Representing a cross-section of the campus community, these students bring their skills in the visual and performance arts to the chapel worship experience.  Contact the chapel minister if you are interested in serving on this team.