"Glorifying God by building laborers on campus for the sake of family, community,
and global transformation."
35 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.
CO began at Samford and within a couple of years began to expand to new campuses. Strong connections in each community and good relationships with local churches and campus administrations provided fertile ground for continued growth. By 1988, CO had expanded to 9 campuses with full time staff around the state of Alabama and into Georgia. Now CO is on 94 campuses across the country.
In 1989 some opportunities to expand into Cross Cultural environments became a reality. Campus Outreach staff moved to Bangkok, Thailand and began ministering to Thai college and university students. Now International Ministries exist on five different continents.
By God’s blessing the ministry continued to grow in measurable and immeasurable areas. Through our strategy of Men who Multiplied Men, leading to Ministries who multiplied Ministries, which in turn led to Movements that multiplied more Movements, CO grew exponentially!
Who We Are
Campus Outreach Atlanta is a college ministry based out of Perimeter Church with staff on the campuses of the AUC, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, and North Georgia. Our mission is to glorify God by building laborers on the college campus for the lost world.
Building Laborers demands many resources, but the returns on this investment are immeasurable. Our prayer is that students will graduate not only equipped to build their careers, but also the kingdom of God.
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. It is an ideal time to challenge them to live according to God’s word.
For the Lost World
The purpose of Campus Outreach is to reach the world for Christ by mobilizing laborers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world. Our vision is that trained graduates would provide leadership in every sphere of influence (the church, community, business, medicine, education, missions, etc.) at home and around the world.
The Glory Of God
Each student is taught that the glory of God is man’s highest goal. They are challenged to live life to that end.
Each student is challenged to make decisions in his life in light of God’s plans for eternity.
All of us are created by God with a unique design, and we are to use what we are given to accomplish His purpose.
Each student is taught from scripture that God is in control of all things and will accomplish the building of His kingdom.
Each student is made aware of God’s chosen process of growing up Christians through investing one’s life in the lives of others.
It is a high calling and honor to serve our Lord in the building of His kingdom regardless of our circumstances.
Relationship With The Church
Campus Outreach believes in a strong relationship with the church. Each regional ministry is under the authority and leadership of a local church body, which provides a crucial source of accountability, leadership and resources. Staff members and students of each of our campus ministries in other cities and towns become involved in their local churches. The partnering church for Campus Outreach Atlanta is Perimeter Church, which is located in Johns Creek, GA.
The church was founded on the challenge to "Attempt something so great for God that it is doomed to failure, lest He be in it." Most important to Perimeter Church are these core values:
- Practicing indiscriminate love regardless of social, economic or racial status
- Demonstrating personal, family, organizational, financial & leadership integrity
- Living by faith in Christ and attempting faith oriented goals in an environment of innovation and change
- Speaking and proclaiming the truth regardless of the consequences