Educators Summer Mission 2023
If you see yourself gaining employment in a school building: this mission is for you! This summer mission in
Indianapolis, Indiana is designed to help you learn how to use your future position as a teacher to impact
students for Christ. You will get to:
Experience firsthand the High School and Middle School Ministry of Cru.
Learn what is possible, what is legal, and what is realistic for ministry as a teacher.
Experience interaction opportunities with seasoned educators who live for Christ in the classroom every day.
Engage with students in evangelism and discipleship (elementary, middle, and high school students).
Together, by God’s grace, we will launch campus movements at local public schools.
Where: Indianapolis, IN
Date: May 15-25, 2023
SHARING WHAT WE LEARN
We will explore what it looks like to teach in a public school as a believer and use action learning to share with the rest of the team what we are learning.
FUN AND GAMES
We will work hard, but we also will create opportunities to build community and provide times of connection and encouragement.
Worship, team devotions, small groups, prayer and the grace of the gospel will saturate our time together. We view your growth in Christ as a primary focus.
You will have time to engage with public school educators who love God, love their students, teach with skill, and honor those in authority over them, all with the goal of making an eternal difference every day.
DIRECT STUDENT MINISTRY
We will help you work directly with students during this 11-day mission. There will be opportunities to share your faith and lead students spiritually, with elementary, middle, and/or high school students and we will seek to give you direct contact with those you teach.
“I learned how to live as a Child of God instead of an Orphan”
Minnesota State U Moorhead
“…you get to talk about the things you love the most (Jesus and teaching) with people who share the same ideas and vision as you!”
U of Mary Hardin- Baylor, TX
“I plan to go back to my community and be avid in pursuing avenues to serve in high school ministry, even while I'm still in college. I also plan to engage diversity to hopefully start a trajectory to where every student is reached.”
U of Lousiville
“I loved getting to know such awesome people who are wanting to do the same thing I want to do and learning how to do that together.”
California State U Sacramento
“This was a transforming experience I'm incredibly glad I participated in.”
South Dakota State U
“It's hard for me to explain really, the difference I felt from the desire to the calling. I went from wanting to help the Cru High School leaders, to wanting to sit down with the students and pour into them as much as I could. I went from thinking it would be fun to hang out with them, to wanting to see God change their lives and move in their schools. The need for Christ in these schools is high, and I am confident that God is raising up leaders within this group of high school students to take their schools by storm. I have been so encouraged by the hearts of some of these kids and the passion they have for God.”
Western Kentucky U
“Getting to engage in spiritual questions with the group of high school students that we led was awesome. Also just seeing the growth of the students and the extremely meaningful conversations that we got to have with our students”
Ball State U.
“I see myself getting involved in the elementary ministry through a Good News Club at my future school by potentially looking to launch a ministry and investing in my students' lives relationally.”
U of Arizona
“It was so much fun having time with the other students.”
Valley City State U, ND