The CCO calls college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives by:

1 Developing students to be passionate leaders in their studies, jobs, communities, and families.
2 Serving together in the church and inviting students into the lives of local congregations.
3 Designing each ministry to fit the needs of every campus we serve.

Our Team

Our team includes our 261 staff and associates as well as church, community, and college partners, and board and advisory council members who are deeply committed to our mission.

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What We Believe

We believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People are created in the image of the Triune God and are called to manifest and reflect holiness through obedience to the commandments which are set forth in Holy Scripture...

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Our History

In the late 1960s, several pastors and youth workers saw a need in western Pennsylvania. Hundreds of teenagers were coming to Christ through local youth ministries, but when they went off to college, something was missing.

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Church Partnerships

CCO staff people serve together with the Church, inviting students into the lives of local congregations. We have found that the most strategic way to do this is by partnering with local churches.

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