First Christian Church of Shell Knob
First Christian Church is an independent Christian church founded in 1975. As is typical of lakeside locations, the community is predominately retirees or part-time residents with a burgeoning population during the summer months and a much quieter tempo in the winter season. This is reflected in our church congregation, which is made up of mostly mature working adults and retirees.
The church has been growing steadily, with about 100 in the church family and a typical weekly attendance of about 70 people. We have an active weekly Men’s Bible Study, and a weekly network of five Home Groups, typically meeting mid-week for food, fellowship, Bible study, and prayer. More than half our congregation, plus neighbors and friends, are regular attendees in these Bible studies. We have prayer at 9:00 AM on Sunday, followed by groups that discuss the text for the upcoming sermon. Our 10:00 AM Sunday morning service is available live on Facebook or for later viewing on-line (go to Facebook, and search for “First Christian Church, Shell Knob”). We have a competent music ministry with blended worship songs, and a robust choir for a church of our modest size, who performs annual Christmas and Easter cantatas.
The church is located North of town on highway 39 near a scenic overlook which provides perhaps the most beautiful view in Missouri. From there we minister as far as the eye can see. Shell Knob encompasses the quieter western portion of Table Rock Lake and is the largest unincorporated community in the state. People move here to live in a beautiful place from all over the country who desire to continue a new phase of their adventure. From these the Lord is building His church with joyful exuberant people who love Him and desire to worship and serve Him with others who love Him.