About CCO XD
We Who Are
CCO Experiential Designs (XD) is a group of CCO staff who offer leadership in designing experiences, both in the context of the outdoors and in everyday environments, that are transformational in the lives of college students.
Where We Serve
Some work with students full-time while others equip them through training. CCO XD strives to serve colleges, churches and organizations by providing professionally-trained staff, assistance in educational design and leadership for various adventures. Learn more about the places we serve >>
Words from the Director
Paul Harbison, Director of CCO Experiential Designs
We know, as you do, that all experiences are not created equal. We believe that the most powerful experiences are the ones where “every square inch” is accounted for in its place in God’s world.
We ground every experience in a robust understanding of what and who a person is in all of their complexity. In other words, we design experiences which recognize that everything — from the meals you eat to the reflection questions you ask — all contribute to the success of a transformative experience.
We all have stories that describe how God transformed our lives through influential experiences. Our website represents our commitment to making as much space as possible for God to move in and through our collective efforts to create ministry experiences that transform us and our students. In light of the CCO’s commitment to transformational experiences, we invite you to the following:
- Join us by sending your students to participate in one of our open enrollment programs
- Partner with us to sponsor a pre-packaged experience for you and your students
- Further develop your skills in designing and leading ministry experiences
- Contact us for ideas and/or assistance in the design and development of your ministry events, from ongoing activities such as Bible studies to your dream spring break trip to some exotic location