About Adolos Student Ministries

First of all, welcome! From whatever town/city/state you are from, we are excited that you have chosen Springfield, MO to be your place of higher education!

Three words can sum up the heart of Adolos:

Authentic | Intentional | Relational

You will be engaged in a community with the sole purpose of saturating the campus with the gospel. You will be discipled and in turn disciple others. You will be trained as missionaries to take the gospel to Springfield, our mission field. Through authentic and intentional relationships, our hope is to see the campuses of Springfield transformed to be intense followers of Jesus! We are in need of students who are willing to engage the mission field with the gospel even at the cost of our traditions.

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Team & Contact

CHRIS WILSON
chris@adolos.org | 417-869-9329

My wife Christen and I have been married since January 1st, 2005. We have one daughter, Mary Ree (Ree) who was born May 31st, 2012 and one son Isaiah Christopher born June 10, 2015. Prior to serving at Missouri State, I served alongside of some of my best friends in a group called No Longer Quiet traveling/serving at camps, schools, and churches both in the U.S. and also internationally. After 11 years of serving in No Longer Quiet, I have had the privilege to serve at Missouri State since August of 2010 to hopefully mold and shape the next generation.

JOSEPH RANSOM
417-869-9329

I am a former Montana cowboy (I wasn’t a very good one). I was a marathon runner until an injury put me on the sidelines. I serve as Campus Missionary for OTC Richwood Valley Campus, where I am also a student working toward my teacher certification.

I have worked in various ministries over the years, from being a youth pastor to church pastor to seminary dean. I have taught at the elementary school level through post-graduate school (including several years as an adjunct instructor at OTC) so I have an idea of what college is all about!

In my spare time, I write and direct shows for Stained Glass Theatre. My wife, Kaye, is also a student at OTC and will transfer to MSU to complete her education degree and become a Family and Consumer Science teacher. Our goal is to help students to ‘walk the walk’ while in college and beyond.

DOUG LOGSDON
417-869-9329

This is the Logsdon family: Doug, Elisha, and Brody. Doug has been answering the call to ministry since 1997 where he began as a youth minister. He later shifted into college ministry and then brought Elisha alongside him in 2007. Brody joined the team in 2008. They moved to Springfield, MO in 2016 to continue the call to love college students as well as the community in which they live, hoping to teach discipleship as a way of life.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

JESUS
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe he is fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth conceived by the Holy Spirit, His sinless life, His miracles and His teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, His bodily resurrection, and that one day we will visibly see Him again when He restores the world to its original design (John 1:1-3, 1 Cor. 15:1-4, 2 Cor. 5:15, 21, Gal. 2:20, 3:13, Heb. 9:26-28, 1 John 2:2).
THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe that the Bible was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit without error in the original manuscripts. We believe that the Bible tells the universal story of creation, fall, redemption, and new creation, and thereby shapes our worldview. We believe that the Bible has supreme authority as it relates to our faith and conduct (Psalm 119:9, 105)
THE CHURCH
We believe in the universal church in that Jesus Christ is the head and made up of many regenerated members throughout the world. We believe the idea of the church is not so much the assembly itself but those constituting the church. We believe the church is the church even when it is not holding an official meeting. We also believe in the local church, which consists of believers in Jesus Christ, who are baptized, and who are participants in the work of the Kingdom of God. It is the responsibility of the local church to share the hope we have in Jesus Christ to a lost world as well as equipping the saints (discipleship) to equip others.

VALUES

FAMILY
We believe that true transformation comes through authentic community. We believe that authentic community is a place where the message of Jesus Christ can be heard without judgment or criticism (Psalm 133:1, Acts 2:46-47, Acts 4:32, Rom. 12:4-5, 1 Cor. 1:10, Heb. 10:24-25).
MISSIONARIES
The moment we decide to follow Jesus is the moment we became a missionary. A missionary is one who is sent to fulfill a mission. We believe in the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to obey the truth.” (Matt. 28:19-20)
SERVANTS
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

We believe that one of the greatest ways to demonstrate the good news is through our service to others and to one another.