Biblical. Expositional. Evangelical.
Gathering for worship is an integral part of life at College of the Ozarks as students worship together on Sunday mornings at Williams Memorial Chapel. Consequently, the chapel program is designed to help students develop a Biblical worldview and integrate their faith with classroom learning.
Statement of Faith
作为一所跨宗派学校, 学院肯定了两个基本的, 历史陈述来描述它希望培养的信仰.
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, 天地的创造者, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, 是圣灵所怀的胎吗, born of the Virgin Mary, 在本丢彼拉多手下受苦, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. 我相信圣灵, 神圣的普世教会, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, 肉体的复活, and life everlasting. Amen."
- Apostles' Creed
"We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, 创造天地的主, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, 永远由天父所生, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, 与天父同在. 万物都是借着他造的. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 他要在荣耀中再来，审判活人死人。他的国没有穷尽. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. 他与父与子同受敬拜，同得荣耀. 他已经通过先知说过了. 我们相信一个神圣的普世的使徒教会. 我们承认赦罪的洗礼只有一个. 我们盼望死人复活，和来世的生命. Amen."
- Nicene Creed
A Biblical Worldview
Christian Worldview I介绍世界观的概念, with a special focus on understanding and practicing a Christian worldview rooted in the overarching biblical narrative of Creation, Sin, and Restoration, 以及基督品格的发展.
Christian Worldview II对世界观概念的持续考察, 对比分析基督教的世界观和其他流行的世界观, and a focus on the ongoing development of Christ-like character in students as they seek to fulfill the two great commandments to love God with all their heart, soul, 心灵和力量与自己的邻居一样.
每学期，基督教事工都会为C of O的学生们安排基督教集会. These convocations bring in speakers or artists to intentionally present the gospel of Jesus Christ in a culturally relevant way.