Our Mission & Vision


Making and Maturing Disciples on DFW College Campuses


Making Disciples: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit . . .” The radical call to offer your entire life as a sacrifice to God by becoming a follower of Jesus has often been forgotten or ignored. We are committed to calling people to give their lives, their devotion, and their allegiance to Jesus Christ over any creed, denomination, church, or ministry.


Maturing Disciples: “. . . and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Becoming a disciple is like enrolling in college or getting married—it’s just a starting point. We are committed to helping disciples mature in their faith by becoming more like Jesus.


To the Glory of God: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Jesus made it very plain through his life and message that everything is about God. Any attempts to change God’s mission or to try to attain it for our own glory will ultimately meet with failure. We want to glorify God in everything we do.


The vision of FOCUS is to plant vibrant, intellectual, outreaching, Jesus-loving communities on every college campus in the DFW area, and to be a resource for the world, equipping and sending campus missionaries.

  • We will strive to compassionately and effectively communicate the good news of Jesus to every population on our campuses. Each FOCUS community will be diverse, striving to look like the broader community on its campus.
  • We will excel in developing Christlike leaders for campus missions, local churches, homes, the marketplace, and beyond.
  • We will develop mutually beneficial strategic partnerships–with churches and ministries across the metroplex, with our extensive network of alumni, and with the campuses we serve.
  • We will remain flexible and responsive to the Holy Spirit, changing our methods to reach new generations while holding fast to the values God has given us.