Why Campus?

There are 44 colleges in the Chicagoland area and about 30 of them do not have a significant gospel minsitry on campus. We believe these are ripe harvest fields and are passionate about reaching college students, because we’ve seen over and over again that they are primed to meet a life-changing Messiah. 

“ The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

-Luke 10:2



University of Illinois at Chicago is the birthplace and hub campus of CCI. It acts as a microcosm of Chicago and the world, as the largest and most diverse university in the city. With over 80% of students being native Chicagoans, UIC reflects the city’s own racial and religious diversity—as well as a large international population. That’s why we run our fellowship training out of UIC’s campus. You can meet someone from any background at UIC; that makes it the perfect place to hone your own ministry skills.

The Future

Our prayer at CCI is to get to launch new movements that launch new movements every year until every school in Chicago has a vibrant, church-connected, gospel-centered movement. There are exciting new possibilities on the horizon as God is opening doors at previously unreached schools. Will you join us?