Thank you very much for your interest in Medical Campus Outreach (MCO) and for taking the time to learn more about MCO’s ministry to students and residents at Philadelphia’s many healthcare campuses! We are very excited to see how God is at work—particularly in the area of individual discipleship among students. Here’s a brief summary of our main areas of ministry:
- Student Community/Discipleship Houses
Two student community/discipleship houses have been started over the past six years, where MCO staff have been actively discipling and mentoring student residents
- Mentoring Program
Our mentoring/match program has grown to almost 50 student/professional pairs, as we continue to seek additional staff input, evaluation, and oversight
- Monthly Events
Healthcare luncheons address topics relevant to those in healthcare, and alternate monthly during the academic year with “Citywide” student events on Philly healthcare campuses that include dinner and a guest speaker
- Additional Student Resources
Our speakers’ bureau, healthcare library, audio, and video resources continue to expand
- Student Conference Attendance
MCO coordinates rides and facilitates housing for approximately two dozen students to attend the annual Global Missions Health Conference
- SMI Philadelphia
We run our annual project, the Philadelphia Summer Medical Institute, which has expanded in size and in local and international partnerships. Occasionally, some students travel after the three-week Philadelphia program to Albania for medical evangelistic outreach at the invitation of a Christian medical clinic that has partnered with us for several years
- Student-led Bible Studies
We help with oversight of 15 Bible studies on healthcare campuses in the Philadelphia area
- MCO Volunteer Staff Team Training
We have a fellowship and training group for the MCO Volunteer Staff Team, which is comprised of mature Christians in the health care professions who are actively doing the work of one‐on‐one discipleship with students
Each year MCO needs $100,000 just to carry on its basic operations, not counting SMI. The director is responsible to fundraise all MCO salaries, benefits, and ministry expenses. It is because of the generous support of our individual and church partners, as well as through much prayer, that MCO’s ministry has been able to continue for over 25 years. Would you please consider how you might financially support MCO? Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of hundreds of students on our area’s graduate health campuses. We also ask for your continued prayer on MCO’s behalf, and if you feel called to volunteer for us, we can surely find a place for you!
Giving regularly on a monthly basis would greatly help support MCO in planning and by providing greater financial stability. The easiest way to financially support MCO is to use the form on CCHF’s giving page. You just need to have your card, debit or credit, ready to complete the payment. If you’d prefer to send a check (yes! checks get sent to Memphis, TN – the CCHF HQ), please make it payable to:
MCO c/o CCHF
2595 Central Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
I would be glad to respond to any questions you may have and can be reached at [email protected].
Thank you so much for your consideration!