As a follower of Jesus you play a unique role in God’s kingdom. He has specifically placed you in the city where you live so that you can grow in your relationship with Him and see transformation take place. As you grow spiritually, you will also begin to grow in compassion for the people around you in your everyday life: at work, at home, and at play. These are your Neighbors. Cru wants to help you find opportunities to step out in faith and connect your neighbors to Jesus.
For many, life in the city offers only a bleak existence. The bitter realities of human slavery, homelessness, neglect, and food insecurity plague the lives of countless men, women, and children in cities around the globe. Although none of these issues are easy to solve, the love of Jesus compels us, followers of Jesus and kingdom citizens, to action. Cru is partnering with hundreds of like-minded churches and passionate organizations in an effort to catalyze Gospel transformation and bring light to the darkest places of the city.
Many of the devastating effects of poverty are due to a lack of options. The inner city ministry of Cru builds partnerships with inner-city churches to help increase their capacity to reach out to the poor with options. We offer products and programs to our partners which address the needs of the poor. We equip these churches to construct developmental programs for children and adults. Everything we do helps our partners pioneer ministries of evangelism and discipleship in the context of compassion.
In the City, For the City
“In the City, For the City” is a summer project that consists of evangelism, discipleship and community engagement. It gives college students the opportunity to advance the mission of Jesus for the well-being of Kansas City.
The arts are incredibly important in our cities, both publicly and personally. Art has the ability to create a common experience and a common language and can be a catalyst for renewal for the good of the city. Art by its very nature can impact our hearts and minds in a way that few things can. We are excited to see artists utilize their platforms to speak into culture, to find new ways to encourage and develop emerging artists in their calling, and to partner with other organizations and causes to see the arts articulate and address the needs of cities to advance the mission of Jesus.
Transform Arts is an initiative of Cru, City Arts. We are a community of artists, from young and emerging to established, seeking to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and culture. We hope to inspire this generation to engage the current culture, creating the world that ought to be through movements of innovative people who truly follow the Creator.