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.


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.