Posts Tagged Student Leadership

Accepting the Call to Serve

Serving on the 2012-2013 Core Team as President has been one of the most fruitful and amazing experiences of my university career and it’s crazy to think about how I almost ended up not being a part of it. I have always been really involved and last

Why Leaders Don't Sleep at Night

“Leaders don’t lie in bed at night dreaming about the way things are: they lie at bed at night dreaming about the way things could be and should be and must be” (Andy Stanley). That’s why many leaders are chronically sleep deprived! Leaders are hard-wired with a

The Ultimate Relationship

We have complete freedom to do as we choose. So where does God’s Divine Will, His Providence, fit in? You know what the hard answer is? Nobody totally knows; it’s a mystery. It’s beyond our ability to comprehend, but we can still know it as true. “See, I have

Heart For The World

heart for the world

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” Matthew 28:19 Jesus’ parting command to the disciples in Matthew 28 is to make disciples of all nations. This is a call to look beyond our families, our cities and our countries and ultimately to the ends of the earth.  The

Abandonment: Abraham's Challenging Example

The story of Abraham has been on my heart and mind this last week, and was the focus of our Recent Staff Retreat. It’s worth a read: Gen. 12-22 is the core of the story, culminating in the story of Abraham and Isaac in ch.22. Each of

Who's First?: The Five Tenets

CCO was founded on five tenets, powerful truths about our specific charism as revealed by the Holy Spirit in the early years of the movement. Over the years, these essential tenets have been used to direct our ministry and form our missionary calls. 1) CCO is an

Who's First?

My motivation to start CCO did not only come in response to a need on university campuses; rather it came from God’s clear call. CCO is God’s vision for how His work can be fulfilled on university campuses. What is that vision? It has always been and

An Invitation: Philip and Nathanial

“The next day he [Jesus] decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote

CCO: A Catalyst in the New Evangelization

Catalyst: something that causes an important event to happen. Over the past 20 years, CCO has been a catalyst for leaders in the Church. Sunday night and all day Monday was no exception. On the heels of the closing of the Synod, CCO brought together an international

CCO: A Reflection of His Heart

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel” (Mk 16:15) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). “Every young person has a great thirst for God, even if at times this thirst is hidden