The Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Tribe is one of seven federally recognized Wisconsin bands of Ojibwe. The band is based at the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Reservation in northwestern Wisconsin.

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Cortney Ascher

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Reach Administrative Assistant

Current Conditions in the LCO

  • LCO current population is between 3,500 - 4,000 people. 
  • The number of people who attend an Evangelical/Pentecostal church is between 1% and 2%. Christianity (or the "church") has been and is seen by many as an enemy to the culture, language, community, and heritage of the people.
  • Attempts to "Christianize" rather than introduce Christ through relationship were seen as threats to native culture.

Christ The Rock's Involvement on the LCO Reservation

  • Discovery has pioneered many things, one of which is the First Nations Discipleship Training Schools.  
  • We were the first in YWAM to hold FN-DTS entirely for native people and then to raise up Native leadership.
  • We had students from Lakota, Ho Chunk, Navajo, Ojibwe, Swampy Cree, Plains Cree, and Athabaskan tribes from all over North America.
  • Some of our former students are involved in full-time ministry, some in team ministry through their churches, a few have become involved in world missions, and two planted a church in Mishkeegogamung, Ontario an Ojibwe reserve.
  • We held 12 training schools in all.