New Name -- Same Commitment to Christ
May 1, 2012
In July of 2011, we announced we are changing our name from Campus Crusade for Christ to Cru in Mid 2012. This decision was saturated in prayer and initiated for the sole purpose of reaching the world with the claims of Christ.
Early media reports questioned our commitment to Jesus and our calling as ministers of the gospel. Those who know and partner with us realize that is simply untrue. As an organization, we are unswervingly committed to proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ in all that we do. We 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.
It is true that we care more about effectively proclaiming the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ than we do about having the word “Christ” in our name. The only name that matters is Jesus and what matters most is connecting people to the name that gives life.
For those who may be concerned we have lost our moorings, please rest assured that we are the same organization that has shared the gospel billions of times. We remain committed to the vision and calling that God gave Bill and Vonette Bright in 1951.
We exist for the sole purpose of helping individuals experience the transforming grace and forgiveness of the gospel through Jesus Christ. We invite you to join us in taking the initiative to help every person on the planet have the opportunity to say, “Yes,” to Jesus. Help us as we stand for Christ. Then help us take Jesus to the world.