Today's young adults, while described as the most unchurched generation in America's history, are not without hope. Millennials stand boldly against hypocrisy, evil, and injustice. They want to be a part of making the world a better place by righting wrongs and meeting needs in the context of deep and meaningful relationships. Cru believes that God is using this generation to make a difference in cities across the globe. We are convinced that as Jesus heals their hearts, their passion will be contagious and His love will go viral. We are committed to helping them to ignite their passion, connect with Jesus, and to live out His purpose in every facet of their lives.
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.
This small handful of individuals steward their platform and unique relational networks to shape the culture in their cities and within their professional fields of expertise. They have been strategically placed by God not to advance their own agenda, but to reflect his heart as they shape culture. There is a weightiness that comes with this calling as ears are bent to hear what influentials have to say. The ripple effect of their leadership can be seen far and wide. God uses this select group of humble people in profound ways and Cru stands with them, connecting them to like-minded peers, giving them spiritual support, and providing them a safe place where they can develop authentic relationships.