“Glorifying God by Building Laborers on the College Campus for the Lost World.” We seek to follow Jesus’ model of loving the masses while investing in a few in order to reach the nations. This discipleship takes place through life-on-life relationships, as college men and women come to know Christ and then mature in their relationship with Him. Our desire is for our graduates to labor for a lifetime within their families and careers throughout the world.

Where It All Started

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Campus Outreach, founded in 1978 at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, AL, is an interdenominational ministry targeting strategic college campuses in the United States and throughout the world. The vision of Campus Outreach is to “Build Laborers on the Campus for the Lost World.”

Campus Outreach Indianapolis was established in 2003 and is under the authority of Midtown Church in Indianapolis, IN. Currently we have staff at five universities across the state of Indiana. Campus Outreach Indianapolis represents one franchise of many around the United States and Internationally. Click here for more information about Campus Outreach globally.



COI is under the supervision and authority of Midtown Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Midtown Church 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 COI the freedom to minister to all students directly and to wholeheartedly support and work with other churches which 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 Midtown Church to cover some of the administrative and ministry expenses. The staff raise financial support from individuals, local churches, alumni and businesses for their salary, tax, insurance, and transportation costs. If you would like to donate to COI or a staff member, click here.

Interim Board of Directors

Mike Jones | Chair of Board 

Matt Overley

Will Witherington