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Campus Outreach is a network of interdenominational Christian organizations, focusing on evangelizing and discipling college students worldwide under the mission statement "Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World."

Campus Outreach is distinguished from similar organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ in both philosophy (read below) and focus, that the ministry focuses on small to mid-sized campuses where another ministry does not have a presence. However, the ministry has expanded in recent years to such large universities as Indiana University, University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, the University of North Texas, the University of Georgia, the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, Georgia Tech, and the University of Houston, among others. Also, the ministry takes very seriously the charge from Matthew 9:35-38 to raise up laborers, and not simply believers, by discipling new believers to share their faith with others, as stressed by Dawson Trotman and others.

History[edit | edit source]

Major events in the history of Campus Outreach are:[1]


- Campus Outreach Birmingham founded under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- First campus ministry outside Birmingham begins

- First Collegiate Christmas Conference


- First Summer Training Project


- First Summer Cross Cultural Training Project


- Formation of Campus Outreach Board


- Campus Outreach Augusta franchised to First Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA


- Campus Outreach Thailand formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Montgomery formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Miami formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Charlotte franchised to Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC

- Campus Outreach Memphis franchised to 2nd Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN


- Campus Outreach Brazil formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Greenville franchised to Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC

- Campus Outreach Gulf Coast franchised to Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church, Fairhope, AL

- Campus Outreach Central Asia formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Atlanta franchised to Perimeter Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA

- Campus Outreach Australia formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Campus Outreach Florida formed under Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL


- Combined Franchises Global Christmas Conference in Atlanta, GA

- Campus Outreach Charleston franchised to East Cooper Baptist Church, Charleston, SC


- Campus Outreach Indianapolis formed under CO Memphis and 2nd Presbyterian Church and then franchised to Christ Community Church in 2006.

- Campus Outreach Louisiana formed under CO Gulf Coast and Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church

- Campus Outreach Johannesburg formed under CO Charlotte and Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC


- Campus Outreach Lexington formed under CO Birmingham and Briarwood Presbyterian Church

- Campus Outreach Minneapolis formed under Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN


-Campus Outreach Raleigh launched at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University, later partnered with The Summit Church


- Campus Outreach Lynchburg formed under Rivermont Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, VA.

- Campus Outreach Peoria formed under Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL.


-Campus Outreach Raleigh expands to Campbell University

-Campus Outreach DC formed under Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC.


-Campus Outreach Raleigh expands to Duke University


-Campus Outreach Raleigh expands to East Carolina University

-Campus Outreach Memphis expands to Middle Tennessee State University


-Campus Outreach Minneapolis expands to St Cloud State University


-Campus Outreach Knoxville franchised to Legacy Church in Knoxville, TN.

Franchise[edit | edit source]

Campus Outreach is not a single cohesive organization: Rather, it is a network of organizations that are franchised to local churches in the target area. The organization then effectively becomes the college ministry of that church, with the staff answering both to the Campus Outreach board and the leadership of that church. Campus Outreach is a Non-profit organization in which all the staff members are supported on a monthly contribution from independent financial backers.

Franchise Launch Date Sending Franchise
Birmingham 1978 Briarwood Pres.
Augusta 1989 CO Birmingham
Khon Kaen, Thailand 1990 CO Birmingham
Memphis 1995 CO Birmingham
Charlotte 1995 CO Augusta
Belo Horizonte, Brazil 1996 CO Birmingham
Brisbane, Australia 1998 CO Birmingham
Greenville 1998 CO Augusta
Atlanta 1999 CO Augusta
Daytona, Florida 2000 CO Birmingham
Charleston 2001 CO Augusta
Johannesburg, South Africa 2002 CO Charlotte
Indianapolis 2002 CO Memphis
Lexington 2003 CO Birmingham
Minneapolis 2003 CO Greenville
Lynchburg 2006 CO Charlotte
Raleigh 2007 CO Augusta
Central Illinois 2007 CO Memphis
Dunedin, New Zealand 2008 CO Augusta
Washington D.C. 2009 CO Charlotte
Dallas / Fort Worth 2012 CO Memphis
Houston 2012 CO Birmingham
San Diego 2012 CO Greenville
St. Louis 2012 CO Indianapolis
Columbus 2012 CO Indianapolis
Chiang Mai, Thailand 2013 CO Khon Kaen
Manila, Philippines 2015 CO Manila
Knoxville 2017 CO Memphis

The Australian franchise of Campus Outreach, at the University of Queensland, was renamed University Impact or rather Uni Impact in 1999, a year after its initial launch.[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Others articles of the Topic Christianity : J. Allen Carnes, Dean Burgon Society, Christianity, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Odo Mecdanim, Christian Life College, Persecution of Christians in the modern era
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