Frequently Asked Questions
- What does CCO stand for?
- Why work with the CCO?
- What is it like to work on a college campus?
- What kinds of positions do you have?
- I don’t have a Bible degree. Can I still get a job on campus?
- I don’t have a bachelor’s degree. Am I still eligible to work for CCO?
- What denominations do you work with?
- What salary can I expect when working for the CCO? Can I make a living?
- Do you provide training to raise support?
- What if I have college loans?
- What if my parents have questions?
- What are the requirements to apply? How do I apply?
CCO stands for Coalition for Christian Outreach.
If you have a heart for sharing the Gospel, serving in the local church, and inviting students into a vision for serving Jesus with their entire lives — ministry with the CCO could be a great fit for you! College ministry is a vital mission field and we invite you to be part of it. Our model of partnership, contextual ministry, and training flows out of our commitment and desire to see Jesus Christ transform college students to transform the world.
Meeting students where they are is key to a thriving ministry on campus. When Jesus called His disciples, he used a simple model that we employ on campus today: gather, equip, send. We develop young men and women who live out their faith in every area of life through intentional evangelism and outreach, and Biblical discipleship. You will find ministry on campus exciting, entrepreneurial, challenging, and rewarding.
We are committed to walking alongside you as you begin ministry on campus. You will have a supervisor who will be your primary resource, as well as a cohort of other new staff who share in the same experiences.
The CCO has three main types of campus positions: Campus Ministry Staff, CCO Fellowship, and Campus Ministry Associate.
- Campus Ministry Staff — full-time, campus position that works in partnership with a local church. Support raising required. For seminary graduates or those with significant ministry/life experience.
- CCO Fellow — one-year, fellowship position with Biblical and ministry training, intentional opportunities for growth and ministry experience. Support raising required. For all undergradutes degrees or recent college graduates.
- CCO Associate — volunteer, campus position. Support raising optional. For those who want to invest significant time on campus but have other full-time or part-time employment.
One of our primary tenets of ministry is that a campus ministry should work hand-in-hand with the local church, so we partner with churches and community organizations to invite students into the lives of local congregations. More about campus positions >>
Yes! We do not require any formal Biblical training to work for the CCO. One of our commitments in training our staff is to continually build deeper and more robust Biblical knowledge through staff seminars and seminary courses. We do expect that all staff members have a solid theological foundation and a desire to continually grow in knowledge of God’s Word. If you are curious about what we stand for, take a look at our Statement of Faith.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of our work being specific to reaching college students and aiding them in their success as through graduation and beyond, we find that
completing a bachelor’s degree is an essential experience in order for our staff to be successful in their work.
We are an interdenominational ministry working with many different kinds of churches, and we are always open to working with more.
Yes. We offer a competitive salary and a salary range based on level of education, ministry experience, and financial need.
We also provide full medical benefits, vision, dental, and a life insurance policy. Learn more about your salary.
Yes! We have a team of staff members whose exclusive responsibility is to train staff and assist them in raising support. In addition, you will be able to draw on the experiential wisdom of your colleagues, who also raise support for their salaries.
Our salaries are comparable to what you would receive in the nonprofit job market. Many of our staff members have college loans, which they are able to pay off as long as they are diligent in raising their full support.
A bachelor's degree or higher is required to apply. Exceptions may be made in certain cases where there is significant life and ministry experience.