Mission Spotlight: Cru Overview

imagesCru is supported by The Crossing at Mizzou and 11 other campuses around the US and abroad. Watch for future articles spotlighting the work of Cru at Mizzou and specific staff in other locations as well. Many of The Crossing’s pastors have historic connections to Cru, an international interdenominational Christian organization with ministry work in 191 countries including more than 1140 college campuses in the US. While Cru continues to be a significant campus ministry, Cru also includes many other types of ministry including: city-wide, inner city, family, athletic, high school and military ministries.

More about Cru in their own words:
Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.

images-1We are committed to the centrality of the cross, the truth of the Word, the power of the Holy Spirit and the global scope of the Great Commission. Read our Statement of Faith.

Cru offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through many diverse outreaches, including:

  • Movements on more than 1,140 college campuses nationwide, engaging thousands of actively involved students
  • Ministry to military installations and communities across the U.S., as well as deployed units
  • Partnership with more than 1,700 churches and organizations to reach America’s poor with the resources they need not only to survive, but also to succeed and overcome the challenges of povertyimages
  • On-going spiritual enrichment programs with some 20 professional sports teams across the United States
  • Marriage and parenting programming reaching a weekly audience of 1.5 million and some 60,000 conference attendees each year
  • Spiritual support for more than 900 leaders and presidential appointees in the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and foreign embassies
  • We also have growing ministries in almost every country in the world

Purpose

images-3Helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others; and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship

Our Mission

Win, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements

Our Vision  

Movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus

Our Valuesimages-2

Faith, Growth, and Fruitfulness

Year Established

1951, by Bill and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus as “Campus Crusade for Christ.” Read more about them here.

Associated projects:

The Jesus Film Project

Athletes in Action

Nations

Sources:
http://www.cru.org/
https://twitter.com/cruatmizzou
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru_%28Christian_organization%29

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