The Vision of Campus Outreach
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 Jesus and His 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 to see students leave college 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 forever (Is. 43, Ps. 33, Ps. 115, Rom. 1 & 8, Eph. 1, Rev. 5). Because there is nothing and no one more valuable or important than God Himself, Campus Outreach exists that He may continually receive what He deserves and 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.
Jesus Christ once said, as he observed a large crowd of people, “The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few” (Mt. 9:37). That profound statement has rung true for more than 2,000 years and can certainly be applied to our world in the 21st century. There is no shortage of needs, problems, and opportunities awaiting the approach of an equipped leader (Eph. 4:11-16, Mt. 4:19) to make a difference. It is the desire of Campus Outreach to work hand in hand with colleges, universities, churches, families, and individuals to produce these Kingdom leaders and laborers for which there is such a desperate need.
On the Campus
Campus Outreach believes that the university campus is one of the most strategic fields of ministry available in the world. Beyond the movement of the sovereign God through His Holy Spirit, there are at least 4 factors we see at play that make college students so strategic.
- Student Population Density on the campus is higher than many other places in the world, making it easier to meet and build relationships with more people.
- Student Availability on the campus is greater than virtually any other place in the world or at any other stage in life.
- Student Openness to ideas and hunger for knowledge is generally unequaled elsewhere in the world.
- Student Potential for future impact in the world is incredibly high, when compared to any other people demographic in the rest of the world’s population.
It is the combination or cumulative effect of these dynamics coming together in tangible ways that lead us to the conclusion that the university campus is the most strategic place for Campus Outreach to impact the world for Christ.
For the Lost World
The goal of Campus Outreach is that we would influence the world for Christ…that we might be part of fulfilling the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20). Campus Outreach desires to be a part of the expansive enterprise of the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Glory of God that is being lived and preached and spread around the world to every people, tribe, tongue, and nation (Mt. 24, Mk. 13, Rev. 5). More specifically, we desire that trained graduates would provide leadership for the Kingdom of God in every sphere of influence imaginable in every country around the world. It is the aim of Campus Outreach that these leaders would be mobilized from the campus to have a Gospel-centered impact on those around them as they live the rest of their lives in the church and as a part of business, medicine, the community, the family, politics, education, missions, and all areas of life.