Cru at Southwest Minnesota State University

A Christian Community on Campus

Everyone is on a spiritual journey. Cru at SMSU is a Christian campus ministry that helps you take your next step through mentors, Bible studies, opportunities to serve and go to the nations, Christ-centered community, and so much more. Come grow and worship with us! 

We want to help each person take their next step toward Jesus

  • Ask spiritual questions to discover how faith and your life intersect.

  • Connect to a mentor who can help you grow closer to God through discipleship.
  • Discover your next steps: find your purpose and how you can live out God’s plan for you––on your campus and around the world.
  • Grow alongside others through opportunities like Bible studies, mission trips  and finding a local church.

Student life can be tough. Don't let COVID-19 make it lonely.

Your major. Your friends. Your job. Your Friday night plans. As a college student, you’re juggling a lot. You don’t need to go through all that alone. You weren’t meant to! 

That’s why we have opportunities for community and growth alongside others. Come connect to a small group! Find your family-away-from-home, the people who will do life with you on campus at SMSU. Our small groups are designed to be a place for you to belong, a place to ask spiritual questions, and a place for you to get to know Jesus and His mission better.

Check out our small groups tab to find one that works for you! 

Where are you on your journey?

We are all on a journey. We all want to grow and live a full life, but sense a gap between what we think life should be and our actual experience.

This is where Jesus makes the difference. He brings purpose, meaning and direction to our journey.

Cru is a community of imperfect people from all walks of life who follow Jesus together. Our goal is to journey with you as you take your next step toward Jesus. Whether you are beginning to explore who Jesus is, or want to discover his purpose for your life, we will join you wherever you are.

Right now, Cru is helping people all over the world on high school and college campuses to connect with a mentor, discover their purpose and live that out in community. We’re one small part of that at SMSU.

Through Cru, you can find your purpose by connecting with others and connecting with Jesus.

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