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.


Team & Contact

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.

scott@adolos.org | 417-869-9329

Scott Bryant is the Campus Missionary at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO. He has served there for 6 years. Prior to being at OTC, Scott served as the Campus Missionary at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO. In addition to his duties at OTC, Scott also is the Youth Pastor at Selmore Baptist Church in Ozark, MO

Scott is married to Jenny who is a Middle School English Teacher. They have a son named Matthew. Scott runs 5K’s and 10K’s and likes to read and play slow-pitch softball. Scott also wears size 16 shoes.

Scott graduated from Missouri State in 2004 with a degree in Secondary Education/History, so Springfield is very special to him. He graduated with his Masters in Theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012.

Favorite Book: Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Favorite Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Baseball Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Collegiate Sports Team: Mizzou Tigers

nick@adolos.org | 417-869-9329

My wife Courtney and I have been married since May 24,2014. She is an elementary school teacher in the small town of Highlandville and we have a baby on the way. Before coming to Missouri State, I have worked in various professions with students, including, as a basketball coach, a counselor in a group home, and as a paraprofessional in a special education classroom.

In my free time, I love to play basketball and watch sports. I am a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Missouri Tigers fan. I also enjoy outdoor adventures like canoeing and mountain biking with my dog Quinn. I am very excited to see what the Lord is doing at Missouri State and I hope to share the love and hope of Jesus with as many students as possible.


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).
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)
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.


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).
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)
“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.