"GLORIFYING GOD BY BUILDING LABORERS ON THE CAMPUS FOR THE LOST WORLD"
The ultimate purpose of all of creation is to bring attention and glory to God (Isaiah 43, Psalm 33, Psalm 115, Romans 1 & 8, Ephesians 1, Revelation 5). There is nothing in all of creation more magnificent than God. Campus Outreach (CO) exists that He may receive the praise, honor, and love that is rightly due Him. It is our desire that His greatness be proclaimed to all people, in all places, and by all appropriate means.
As He observed a large crowd of people gathered before Him, Jesus Christ once said, “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37). With all the needs, problems, and challenges in the world, CO has every reason to believe that Jesus would say the same thing today. In that light, it is the desire of CO to work hand in hand with colleges, universities, churches, families, and individuals to develop leaders who will invest their lives in the plentiful harvest.
ON THE CAMPUS
CO believes that the university campus is one of the most strategic fields of ministry available in the world. There are at least four factors that make college ministry strategic:
- Student Population Density is high, making it easier to meet and build genuine friendships with many people.
- The Availability of the typical college student is higher than it will be at most other stages in their lives.
- College students tend to have a greater openness to change than many age groups.
- Many, and arguably most, of the future leaders in the world are today’s college students.
It is the combination of these dynamics that lead CO to conclude that the university campus is an excellent place to have ministry.
FOR THE LOST WORLD
CO’s end game is not to reach more and more of the campus or more and more campuses. The goal is to see Christ magnified in all parts of society - the school, hospitals, churches, grocery stores, governments, etc. Thus, CO ministries on the college campus are a means to a greater end, not simply the evangelization of the campus, but making disciples throughout each segment of society all around the world.