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.
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.