It was in 1974, during a Scripture Union Easter House Party (Camp Meeting) that the idea to found an indigenous missionary organization dawned on some Ghanaian evangelical leaders who met at this Easter retreat.
The evangelical leaders realized that something momentous had to be done if Ghana was ever to be completely evangelized for Christ. This was the beginning of a movement where Christians were recruited and trained as church planters to reach the medley of tribal groups in Ghana especially Northern Ghana that has scarcely been touched by the Gospel. The result of this burden is the birth of Christian Outreach Fellowship which was registered in May 1976 in Ghana in line with the Trusteeship Act.
Currently, Christian Outreach Fellowship undertakes vigorous evangelism and church planting, organizes periodic training sessions for our workers and is involved in such social interventions as building schools, giving assistance to impoverished families, imparting income generation skills, providing potable water, caring for the sick and women accused of witchcraft who are left abandoned in witches camps.
Our Misson and Vision
Our mission is to mobilize the whole Church in Ghana for the work of missions in Ghana and other parts of the world.
Our vision is to see transformed lives and communities through evangelism, discipleship, church planting and social action.
Why We Are Different
COF has followed closely the example of Paul in Romans 15:20, “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation”. Following this principle, COF’s priority is to the unreached or scarcely reached people groups in Ghana and beyond using indigenous workers.
In order to accelerate the work and not to strangulate its rate of growth, COF has adopted training of grassroot leaders (men and women); empowering them with ministry, economic and livelihood skills and encouraging them to employ local resources to sustain their families and work. This strategy enables us to reach the unreached without creating a dependency syndrome.