Coalition for Christian Outreach/ CCO

Summary

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life .

CCO is distinct in three ways:

  1. Transformational - challenging the students they serve to submit every area of their lives to Jesus Christ.
  2. Partners - with churches, colleges and other organizations, placing staff in strategic positions of influence on campus. Some of their staff people serve as an arm of the local church on campus, while others work as residence hall directors, coaches or student activities directors.
  3. Contextual Ministry - they do contextual ministry, meaning that their staff of people adjust to the needs of the particular campus at which they serve. No two CCO ministries look exactly alike.
CCO is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
5912 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3805

Website: www.ccojubilee.org

Phone: (412) 363-3303

Email: cco@ccojubilee.org


Organization details

EIN: 251216330

CEO/President: Mr. Dan Dupee

Chairman: Dr. Robert Long

Board size: 28

Founder: Several Christian leaders in area

Year founded: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life .

CCO is distinct in three ways:

  1. Transformational - challenging the students they serve to submit every area of their lives to Jesus Christ.
  2. Partners - with churches, colleges and other organizations, placing staff in strategic positions of influence on campus. Some of their staff people serve as an arm of the local church on campus, while others work as residence hall directors, coaches or student activities directors.
  3. Contextual Ministry - they do contextual ministry, meaning that their staff of people adjust to the needs of the particular campus at which they serve. No two CCO ministries look exactly alike.
CCO staff serve students on more than 80 college and university campuses. The primary locations are:
  • Metro Philadelphia
  • Metro DC
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh
  • West Virginia
CCO is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Coalition for Christian Outreach uses the following to express its core purpose:

"Transforming college students to transform the world."


Statement of faith

The Coalition for Christian Outreach expresses its values as follows:

Core Values

  • All things belong to God
  • Jesus changes people's lives
  • We love college students
  • Faithfulness is pursued together
  • We celebrate life
Statement of Faith

We believe in one God--Father, Son and Holy Spirit. People are created in the image of the Triune God and are called to manifest and reflect holiness through obedience to the commandments which are set forth in Holy Scripture. Because human beings have woefully fallen in this responsibility and entered into a state of moral corruption, they have subsequently become estranged from their Creator.

Because of a profound love for creation, God has initiated a plan of redemption and accomplished it on behalf of the people of God in the realm of temporal history. The zenith of this redemption is located in the historical incarnation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We confess Jesus to be the Christ of the Old Testament prophecy, being at the same time fully God and fully human. Jesus, through His atoning death and bodily resurrection, has provided the meritorious basis of our justification, which we receive by faith alone.

The risen and ascended Christ has sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of believers, effecting their regeneration and operating in their sanctification. The same Holy Spirit has been given to the people of God to empower them for the service of bearing witness to the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit brings God's people together to form a corporate community of believers. We believe that Christ has established a visible church which is called to live in the power of the Holy Spirit under the regulation of the authority of the Holy Scripture, exercising discipline, administering the sacraments, and preaching the Gospel of Christ.

We support the work of Christian organizations and institutions that confess the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible in its entirety is divine revelation, and we submit to the authority of Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inspired by and to carry the full weight of God's authority.

We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord of all things and thus we are committed to the implementation of the social and cultural implications of God's commandments and grace for the transformation of society and the well-being of people. We believe our faith should be visible in concrete forms and models of personal and social behavior. We seek to be faithful disciples of Christ, enduring in love and obedience until He comes again to consummate His kingdom.

Cultural Diversity

We, the staff and board of the CCO, acknowledge that racism and ethno-centrism are common in our society, both in individuals and in institutions of all kinds. We believe that the Bible commands us to oppose injustice, discrimination and prejudice based on race or ethnicity. We are committed to seeking Christian unity even as we uphold the rich diversity of human cultures created by God.

As we seek to transform college students to transform the world, we are committed to educating ourselves and our students about these issues, encouraging one another to develop relationships across racial and ethnic lines. We seek to provide opportunities for ongoing dialogue about issues related to race and ethnicity.

In John 17:20-21, Jesus calls his disciples to unity, asking that all who believe in him would be one, as he and the Father are one. These words of Jesus leave little to the imagination when it comes to the importance of the unity of believers. In Jesus' mind, the oneness of the community that he came to establish is essential to its accomplishment of its core purpose: producing disciples.

The CCO has placed a priority on oneness through racial reconciliation. We recognize that if we are to show Jesus to college students, we will be most effective as a unified body, demonstrating oneness with each other as Christ did with the Father. It is our desire that reconciliation permeate every part of our ministry, from our partnerships to on-campus fellowships.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating501 of 66037 of 56
Fund acquisition rating517 of 66235 of 56
Resource allocation rating156 of 66218 of 56
Asset utilization rating614 of 66047 of 56

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%9%12%12%11%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%8%9%9%9%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%88%76%75%76%77%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%9%9%9%9%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%12%24%25%24%23%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
78%82%82%82%82%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%95%99%100%101%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%78%81%82%83%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%5%1%0%-1%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%4%0%0%0%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%9%9%9%9%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.040.620.580.590.590.55
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.374.595.615.655.635.62
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.112.853.253.363.303.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.4913.6013.3516.5114.3215.76
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.070.070.060.070.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.113.913.413.363.383.66
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%1%1%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%159%170%167%168%181%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,580,121$3,724,870$3,478,005$3,038,202$2,976,330
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$218,865$167,423$180,585$191,847$170,128
Short-term investments$0$0$0$300,836$338,604
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,798,986$3,892,293$3,658,590$3,530,885$3,485,062
Long-term investments$16,596,015$17,174,207$16,144,193$15,321,158$14,936,482
Fixed assets$246,367$266,105$319,024$392,043$434,349
Other long-term assets$369,849$490,715$565,338$648,253$739,286
Total long-term assets$17,212,231$17,931,027$17,028,555$16,361,454$16,110,117
Total assets$22,011,217$21,823,320$20,687,145$19,892,339$19,595,179
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$314,975$242,040$141,385$167,931$131,698
Other current liabilities$37,787$49,602$80,191$78,604$89,493
Total current liabilities$352,762$291,642$221,576$246,535$221,191
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$352,762$291,642$221,576$246,535$221,191
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$2,711,152$2,050,882$2,149,235$2,171,644$2,218,624
Temporarily restricted$18,947,303$8,008,332$6,909,586$6,108,378$5,806,247
Permanently restricted$0$11,472,464$11,406,848$11,365,782$11,349,117
Net assets$21,658,455$21,531,678$20,465,569$19,645,804$19,373,988
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$12,722,598$9,635,883$9,280,441$8,797,751$8,666,949
Program service revenue$589,233$2,859,287$2,662,733$2,289,924$2,247,973
Membership dues$236,831$0$153,550$254,722$167,245
Investment income$718,177$42,145$9,635$6,273$3,645
Other revenue$166,288$193,372$198,406$230,276$225,207
Total other revenue$1,710,529$3,094,804$3,024,324$2,781,195$2,644,070
Total revenue$14,433,127$12,730,687$12,304,765$11,578,946$11,311,019
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$11,249,874$10,357,313$10,057,593$9,603,996$8,922,134
Management and general$1,224,161$1,132,987$1,102,492$1,051,009$1,037,534
Fundraising$1,179,311$1,172,124$1,118,800$1,006,150$752,202
Total expenses$13,653,346$12,662,424$12,278,885$11,661,155$10,711,870
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$779,781$68,263$25,880($82,209)$599,149
Other changes in net assets($653,004)$997,746$793,985$354,025($675,515)
Total change in net assets$126,777$1,066,009$819,865$271,816($76,366)

Response from ministry

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History

CCO expresses its history as the following:

In the late 1960s, several Christian leaders in western Pennsylvania had a dream. Hundreds of teenagers were coming to Christ through Young Life and other local youth ministries, but when they graduated from high school and went off to college, there were few opportunities for them to continue to grow in their faith. What could be done to support and equip these students once they reached their respective campuses? With such a high concentration of colleges and universities in this part of the country, it became clear that the college campus was an untapped mission field.

On March 23, 1971, the CCO was born. Its mission was to bring various ministries together with a unified vision to minister to college students in cooperation with local churches. 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). This was the beginning of an expanded vision of partnership , and the notion of working cooperatively with colleges and universities soon exploded into dozens of new opportunities.

From the beginning, the CCO has been committed to not only introducing students to Jesus Christ, but to helping them understand how their Christian faith should inform the way they study, play, work and live out every facet of life . Our core purpose, "transforming college students to transform the world," points to this, as does our number one core value: "All things belong to God."

In 1971, the CCO's staff included three campus workers and an executive director, who reached out to students at five colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania and Ohio. Now in 2007, 179 CCO campus staff serve students on 83 campuses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, West Virginia and in Washington, DC.

Today, the CCO is present not only at small private schools, but also on large state universities and commuter campuses. We reach out to traditional 18- to 22-year-old students as well as to law and medical graduate students. Some of our staff members specialize in international ministry, others in wilderness ministry and outdoor education, and some reach out primarily to the African-American student population. All of our staff are committed to reaching a broad a cross-section of students.

The CCO is committed to following God's call, whether that means deepening our ministries at schools where we've had a presence since 1971 or moving into previously untapped geographical areas, like New York and Washington, DC . The CCO's executive leadership is committed to discerning the needs of college students and campuses and to doing our work with excellence: transforming college students to transform the world .


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