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How Sycamore Creek Family Ranch (“SCFR”) began

The seeds for this ministry began with a simple prayer. God answered that prayer by immediately pouring out his vision for a ministry to families.

Lisa Button typed up the idea God had planted in her heart and stored it on her computer. Six years later she and her husband, Mike, started sharing the idea with other people. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Since that time they’ve been developing the idea one step at a time.

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Mike and Lisa grew up in tough family situations and understand the value of a healthy family unit. It is their desire to see the culture transformed, lives changed, and God glorified through the development of solid, thriving families.

The state of the family impacts the state of our culture. When families are strong, children are holistically healthier and happier, and society as a whole improves.

Abraham Lincoln once shared, “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.” The team at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch believes this to be true.

“Families are the basic, foundational social units in all human communities around the world, and healthy individuals within healthy families are at the core of a healthy society. It’s in everyone’s best interest, then, to help create a positive environment for families.” University of Nebraska – NebGuide by UNL Extension Family Life specialists and educators (John DeFrain, Gail Brand, Jeanette Friesen, Dianne Swanson) http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/epublic/live/g1890/build/g1890.pdf

Mike, Lisa, and their incredible team believe families are worth fighting for and are doing their best to create a positive environment at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch where families can thrive.

Our Mission at Sycamore Creek Family Ranch

Transforming the culture by strengthening families.


Agritourism is “any agriculturally-based operation that brings visitors to a farm or ranch.”

SCFR is unique. It combines agritourism and ministry in one beautiful place.

At SCFR, we will help all types of families re-engage, bond, and thrive . . . blended families, single parent families, adoptive families, foster families, families with special needs children, and traditional families. This will be accomplished through a facility, loving staff, tools, resources, and quality family activities in a wholesome ranch setting.

Our location

The ranch is in the heart of the Ozark mountains in Branson, Missouri.

The meaning behind the name

The sycamore is one of the most enduring trees in the world. Their lifespan can be as long as 500 to 600 years – a perfect symbol for what Sycamore Creek Family Ranch wants to accomplish . . . “building families that last.”

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