The vision of Campus Outreach is "Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World." We seek to build laborers with a commitment to the Great Commission through evangelism and discipleship. We are passionately reaching students with the gospel and training them to become mature followers of Christ. Our desire is then to see students leave college fully equipped to labor in the harvest field for the glory of God.
The ultimate purpose of God and of all His creation is to bring attention to God or to glorify Him (Is 43, Ps 33, Ps 115, Rom 1 & 8, Eph 1, Rev 5) forever. Because there is nothing and no one more valuable or important than God himself, CO exists that He may receive continually what He deserves or is due to Him: praise, honor, and glory from us as we find our joy in Him. We, like many throughout history, desire to spread a passion for the glory of God throughout the world. It is our desire that His identity, reputation, and fame be proclaimed to all people, in all places, by all appropriate means, as urgently as possible.
The need of the hour for the church is trained followers of Jesus Christ. Our desire is not to babysit students but to work to help grow them up to mature disciples. Matthew 9:36-38 says, "The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send out workers into the fields." We believe God has called Campus Outreach to raise up men and women from the college campus and train them to be effective workers that will labor in the various fields of today’s world.
On the Campus
The college campus is a strategic mission field. College students are at the crossroads of life, making lifetime decisions and moving out to influence the world.
For the Lost World
These same college students who are trained on campuses eventually become men and women in the workplace, the home, our schools and many other avenues of life. Upon graduation they have the potential to affect the lost world with the gospel and to train others to labor for Christ.
"...He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd... the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few..."