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Coalition for Christian Outreach, 1977-1982 | David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

By Adam Gossman

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Primary Creator: Coalition for Christian Outreach

Other Creators: Campbell, Anne (1951-), Dettoni, John, Schulz, Garnet

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Christian college students, Church work with students, Evangelistic work

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) was founded March 23, 1971. Its purpose was to bring various ministries together with a unified vision to minister to college students in cooperation with local churches.

This collection documents the collaboration between the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) and Fuller Theological Seminary from 1977 to 1982 via correspondence, course descriptions, files on faculty members and legal documents. Also included in this small collection are brief student records and promotional material.

Collection Historical Note

On March 23, 1971, the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) was founded. Its mission was to bring various ministries together with a unified vision to minister to college students in cooperation with local churches. The first official church partnership was established in 1971 with Graystone Presbyterian Church to reach students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In 1973, the CCO was invited to place some of its staff into positions as residence hall directors at both Waynesburg College (now University) and Robert Morris College(now University). By 2010, 224 CCO campus staff served students on 90 campuses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, DC, and began to expand into the state of Indiana. Currently, the CCO is present at small private schools as well as on large state universities and commuter campuses.

(From Coalition for Christian Outreach Website: http://www.ccojubilee.org/about-us/our-history/)

The CCO and Fuller Theological Seminary

The unofficial relationship between Fuller Theological Seminary and the Coalition for Christian Outreach began in the fall of 1977. The coalition had a long-standing relationship with the Young Life Campaign in the Pittsburgh area and was aware of the institute for Youth Ministries Program. The CCO thought its training program was academically solid and might qualify to receive seminary credit. Therefore, Robert Long, CCO Director, contacted Dr. Glen Barker, Provost and acting Dean of Fuller Theological Seminary, a former professor of his at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, to seek advice.

Dr. Barker suggested that Fuller would be willing to work with the CCO and started discussions of a collaborative effort in the spring of 1978. He then passed the program to Dr. Russ Spittler in the fall of 1978. During the spring and summer of 1978, the founding documents were developed and sent to Fuller in the fall of 1978. They were approved in the fall and retroactive field education credit was given for courses taken in the summer of 1978.

In the fall of 1979, John Dettoni took over leadership of the program. He was able to give it the time necessary to put it in order. The CCO spent two years cleaning up past records during this time. A change occurred in the program in 1980 when courses were established as “Advanced Standing” to be put on a transcript when a student matriculated to Fuller. Before that time, the courses were to be listed on a Fuller transcript.

From 1978, through the spring of 1981 the CCO offered Field Education courses. By the fall of 1981, the program was finally in good order. Ann Campbell, at Fuller and Garnet Schulz, at CCO had worked closely together to work out the kinks in the program. The CCO had streamlined the program to six (6) courses offered by Fuller over three (3) years and three (3) courses offered by the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary.

David Diehl, the original director of the program, came to Fuller Seminary on three separate occasions pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree and working out details in the program. But the CCO terminated Field Education for 1981-1982 for the following reasons:

1.      It was too difficult to supervise.

2.      There was a lack of motivation from students involved in the program

3.      It was difficult to get college administrators or pastors who live 60-150 miles from Pittsburg to commute for the supervisory trainings.

In the fall of 1982, Mr. Skip Noftzger assumed responsibility for directing the program for the Coalition for Christian Outreach.

One final note regarding the history of the program should be mentioned. When Fuller began the program it was thought that many students would come to Fuller to complete their education. This has not proved true despite concerted efforts by Mr. David Diehl and Mr. John Dettoni to sell Fuller to the CCO staff. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is financial. (From FTS CCO Folder, Box 6)

Subject/Index Terms

Christian college students
Church work with students
Evangelistic work

Administrative Information

Repository: David Allan Hubbard Library Archives

Access Restrictions: Supervised use only

Use Restrictions: Scholarly use within parameters of copyright law

Processing Information: MPLP

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