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50

YEARS

of transformation

Gospel. Church. Vision.

These are core to who we are.

Gospel

In 1971, four CCO staff members reached out to students at five campuses within 200 miles of Pittsburgh, PA. In 2021, more than 300 staff and associates are reaching students on nearly 140 campuses across the United States.

Church

Since the very beginning, the CCO has been committed to connecting college students to the Church, setting them up to be life-long disciples of Jesus Christ.

Vision

For five decades, the CCO has been introducing and fostering within college students a vision for how they might serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives.

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transforming college students to transform the world

Our vision is to see a generation of college students transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, in partnership with the local church, reaching the world for the glory of God.

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Jesus Changes People's Lives

We are simply the messengers of the Gospel of Christ—it is by His power that transformation is possible. Throughout our history we have seen people like you experience Christ in new and fruitful ways. Discover stories for transformation and submit your own below.

"Being involved in the CCO’s ministry opened up my whole college experience. I grew in my relationship and view of God, in my understanding of what God is doing in the world, and how God was calling me to be me in the world."

“The CCO’s ministry made me understand that my faith in Jesus Christ did permeate every area of life. It helped me to understand that it needed to affect my whole life.”

“[CCO staff member] Brad Frey encouraged us to think seriously about the implications of our faith in terms of what we were learning in the classroom that day and how we would live our lives in the future.”

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50 years of servant-hearted ministry

Take a moment to recognize the many shoulders you stand on. We are so grateful for every single person who took part in shaping the CCO into what it is today. Take a stroll down memory lane with our CCO archives.

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50 years of you!

We would not be who we are without you. As a part of our celebration year, we want to tell your CCO story here! Reach out today to get started.

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