Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World

About Campus Outreach

Our Vision

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 passionate about helping college students grow in their leadership, character, and faith. To learn more visit

Our History

Campus Outreach began in 1978 as the college ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL. As the ministry began to grow into the state of Georgia, a local church adopted the staff ministering in that region, and thus the growth-model from Campus Outreach formed. Since then, Campus Outreach has expanded to over 20 regions through partnerships with local churches. In 2012, Northwest Presbyterian Church partnered with Campus Outreach staff to begin the Columbus region at Ohio State University and Bowling Green State University.

Our Distinctives

Commitment to the local church: As an interdenominational Christian ministry, Campus Outreach believes in a strong relationship with the church. Each regional ministry is under the authority and leadership of a local hub church, which provides a crucial source of accountability, leadership, and resources. Campus Outreach Columbus is under the leadership and authority of Northwest Presbyterian Church.

Life-on-life relationships

Finally, we believe the best spiritual training takes place in the context of relationships. Rather than relying on a program or Bible-study curriculum, we emphasize the importance of life-on-life relationships—one individual sharing his or her life with another.


The Campus Outreach Columbus staff are responsible to raise their own financial support, whether from giving individuals, local churches, alumni, and/or businesses that directly invest in supporting the advancement of the gospel on each campus. Each staff member has a team of prayer and financial partners who give monthly to the Campus Outreach Columbus vision. All contributions are tax-deductible. A portion of the Campus Outreach budget is given by Northwest Presbyterian Church in Dublin OH, including 100% of administrative expenses. This makes it possible to have no administrative charge taken from supporter gifts. 100% of every gift goes directly to the needs and ministry of the staff person supported.