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Building laborers on the campus for the lost world


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Campus Outreach is a ministry built on relationships.


It is through these life-on-life relationships that college students come to know Christ, mature in their relationship with Him, and share their lives and faith with others through evangelism and discipleship.

The influence of Campus Outreach does not end at graduation. The success of our vision is measured best by the students who carry the vision of reaching the lost world with them after college. Our prayer is that alumni will continue to grow in their relationship with God, share their faith with those who don't know Jesus, and continue the process of discipling others.

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What makes us unique.


Campus Outreach Memphis is committed to building ministries on strategic college campuses.  We generally look for campuses with strategic locations and resources.



Campus Outreach Memphis is under the supervision and authority of Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, yet maintains an interdenominational profile on the campus. Second Presbyterian is committed to reaching college students locally and also to join hands with the broader evangelical community to reach students in this geographic region. This unique relationship with the church gives Campus Outreach Memphis the freedom to minister to all students directly and to wholeheartedly support and work together with churches that are committed to the essentials of the faith.



God’s work is done as many join in partnership to accomplish the task.  A portion of the Campus Outreach budget is given by Second Presbyterian Church to cover administrative expenses.  The staff raise financial support from individuals, local churches, alumni and businesses for their salary, ministry expenses, taxes, insurance, and transportation costs. For more information, visit our Financial Page.



Where are we?

To view a list of Campus Outreach campuses worldwide, and to learn more about the global impact of Campus Outreach, visit



Making disciples is our growth model.


Campus Outreach was founded in 1978 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. as disciples were made on the campuses over the course of the following years, the ministry grew rapidly and spread to different areas of the Southeast as well as to other countries. At the present time, the Campus Outreach ministry reaches thousands of students in 18 states and in several countries abroad. 

In 1995, a team of several Campus Outreach staff moved to Kentucky and Tennessee to begin a new regional ministry. The staff arrived on the campuses of Murray State University and Tennessee Technological University, and pioneered campus ministries that year. One year later, in 1996, Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, agreed to franchise the new region of campus ministry and became the “hub church” of Campus Outreach Memphis.

As God has raised up laborers from the campus in recent years, other campus ministries in our region have been pioneered in Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. New franchises in Indianapolis, IN, Lexington, KY, Peoria, IL, and Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX have all been established from expansions of our region. Campus Outreach Memphis is currently impacting thousands of students on 8 College Campuses, continuing to expand to new campuses, and mobilizing staff and students to business sectors, full time ministry positions, and foreign missions. 

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Parents, we want to partner with you.


We understand as parents, it is difficult enough to send your child off to school much less entrust a collegiate ministry with their spiritual well-being. It is our desire that you be informed and feel comfortable with your child's involvement in Campus Outreach and its activities. 

  • We encourage you to explore our website. Here you will find out who and what Campus Outreach is, what we believe, our values, and so much more. 
  • Secondly, we want you to ask any questions you may have. 
  • Lastly, we want you to know that Campus Outreach honors your position as parents. You have made immeasurable contributions in the lives of your children and it is our desire to come along-side of you in their spiritual growth and development. We sincerely believe and hold to the God-given authoritative role that parents have with their children.

We do what we do because we love college students and specifically, your child. If you have any questions, thoughts, evaluation, or communication, we want to hear from you.





God is one Being existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is the Sovereign, the Creator and the Sustainer of all things. God is the source and end of all truth.




The Scriptures are the written Word of God, inerrant in their original writings, the infallible authority by which He directs and governs all activities. Both the Old and New Testaments reveal God's covenant of grace and are therefore applicable to believers today.




Jesus Christ is the eternal begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly Man. Through Christ's perfect life, death, resurrection and ascension, He accomplished a decisive victory over sin for His people and established His Kingdom among men.  The Lord will return personally and visibly in glory and triumph to the earth for the consummation of this age and His Kingdom and to bring to pass the final judgment.




The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead, eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son, coming into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to people.  He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life, continually indwells the believer from the moment of spiritual birth.  To believers He brings fullness of life, empowers them for godly living and equips them for service and witness to Christ. 




Man was created in the image of God as a rational, moral and spiritual being. Man sinned in Adam and fell with him in his first transgression. Man's fall affected him spiritually, intellectually and physically leaving him in a state of complete depravity. He is restored as a gift only by the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit and the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. God is the initiator and completer of this work and is sovereign throughout both salvation and sanctification. Man's response to God's offer of salvation is repentance from sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ.




The Church is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Christ through placing their faith in Him alone. The visible church, in teaching the Scriptures, administering the Sacraments and exercising discipline to its members, is God's ordained vehicle for leading His body, the people of God, in worship of the Godhead and in fulfilling Christ's mission to make disciples of all nations. God instructs His people to assemble together regularly for worship, edification and encouragement.