Connection Groups

The ministries of our church are designed to meet the needs of every member of our congregation, from the youngest child to our seniors.  Our goal is to connect them and provide opportunities for service in the areas for which they have been called.

College & Career

The College & Career connection group was created for the next stage after youth. As we're discovering our purpose in life and growing our families, we realize that we need a group of friends that have each others backs to encourage each other. 

Meeting Times: 

First Sunday of the month - a fun social gathering event

Third Monday of the month - devotional, bible study


Crystal French 

Phone: 417-699-4352

Widow's Group

Pastors Chris & Amber Rich

Alive Youth is...

  • Focused on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

  • Reaching out in a community and missions in a daily lifestyle

  • Cultivating a lifestyle of worship, prayer, and honor & love guided by the Holy Spirit 

  • Growing stronger in the word and recognizing the voice of the Holy Spirit 

Men's Ministry

Pastor Matt Meadows

The Men's Ministry at The Sanctuary of Hope exists to Develop Biblically grounded men of Faith:


  • To lead their families in Worship

  • Learn the word of God in Study

  • Reach out to other men in the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Help hold men accountable to God's standards for their lives.


That the men of The Sanctuary of Hope will consistently honor the Lord Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives.


"Be on Guard and stand firm in the faith; be Courageous; be strong. Do everything in love."

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Women's Ministry

Pastor Ruth Kaunley

Our mission statement for the Sisterhood of the Sanctuary is to grow in relationship with Jesus and one another through the direction and empowerment of the Holy Spirit. This is done through such activities as monthly Bible Study, prayer, fellowship activities, special events and opportunities.


“…let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth.”

(1 John 3:18b)

Nursery & Toddlers

Natalie Snider 

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.

Psalm 127:3