Cru is a faith-based missions organization. Becoming a full-time staff member involves not only meeting the standards for staff, but also raising funds to cover the financial needs of your personal ministry.
Each staff member, including the president, is responsible for building a team of individuals and churches who work together to finance his or her ministry. Just as the pastor of a local church is paid by the generous giving of his congregation, we are paid by the generous giving of our ministry partners. The only difference is that our partners are spread across the nation.
There are many advantages to this financial strategy. The most significant advantage is that our "ministry partners" commit themselves to praying for our ministry. Psalm 127:1 tells us, "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain." A ministry that is not founded upon and supported by prayer is a ministry that is doomed to failure. Therefore, our ministry partners play a critical role in the success of our ministry, not only through their financial giving, but more importantly through their prayers.
Cru provides in-depth training for new staff members. The training will provide you with an orientation to the ministry, an understanding of our mission and methods, and the tools you will need to communicate about your ministry to raise funds. Staff receive individual coaching, support and accountability throughout the support team building process.