38 YEARS OF MINISTRY
Campus Outreach (CO) had its beginning in 1978 in Birmingham, AL at Briarwood Presbyterian Church. The ministry began with one full-time staff person who was a recent graduate from Samford University and now is on over 100 campuses
As the ministry was continuing to grow, Campus Outreach launched its second franchise to Augusta, GA in 1989. Through continued multiplication, the ministry has expanded into 27 franchises, 19 states, and 5 continents.
As our mission statement reads, Campus Outreach Augusta exists to glorify God by building laborers on the campus for the lost world. Our aim is to glorify God because man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. We seek to do this by building laborers because the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. We do all this on the college campus because college students are the next generation's leaders. Our vision is for the lost world because God's heart is for the nations. CO Augusta operates from the authority of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta in Augusta GA on different campuses along the east coast.
COMPELLED BY CHRIST'S LOVE
We value God's love as the compelling motivation of our lives and believe that a true experience of His love leads to following Christ and no longer living for self.
Our goal is to teach and train students to walk deeply with Christ and minister to others in their sphere of influence, on the campus, in the world and for a lifetime.
FOCUSING ON THE LOST
We believe that man's greatest need is Christ. As a ministry, we focus heavily on proactively and strategically reaching lost students with the gospel.
GROWING THROUGH MULTIPLICATION
We believe that ministry most effectively takes place in the context of relationships, as one person invests in or disciples another.
BELIEVING GOD'S PROMISES
We believe that the Bible is our only source for true knowledge of God. We place a high priority on knowing, teaching and training students to study the Bible for themselves.
Non-Christians with the gospel of God’s grace and love through Jesus Christ. We do this on the campus primarily through building relationships with college students. We also create spiritual and non-spiritual contexts (Bible studies, events, weekly meetings, semester retreats) to fuel relationships, investigation, and leadership opportunities (Romans 1:16, John 4:35).
Moldable disciples in their relationship with Christ. Once a student surrenders their life to Christ (or if we meet a young believer), we establish them by teaching them basic convictions, perspectives, and skills to know Christ, become like Christ, and make Christ known in and through their lives. This would include Bible study, prayer, evangelism, worship, walking in the Spirit, time and money management, etc. (Colossians 2:6-7)
Maturing disciples to make disciples as they reproduce their lives into others. We seek to instill the vision and skills necessary for students to live out Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Timothy 2:1-2 as they evangelize, establish, and equip others (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:1-2, Ephesians 4:11-13).
Multiplying disciples into the world to be kingdom leaders and servants for Christ and in His church. Our end goal is an equipped laborer who has embraced and is employing their gifts and abilities for the kingdom. Our hope, as we base everything we do on the principle of multiplication, is that by reaching the campus we would reach the world as graduates are sent into every sphere of society and into every country (Matthew 9:36-38, Mark 3:14).
Who do we partner with
Although the ministry of Campus Outreach maintains an interdenominational profile on the campus, every CO ministry is under the authority and supervision of a local church body. We encourage students to get involved in a local church with us while in college and after they are mobilized into the world.
Campus Outreach Augusta is under the authority of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta.