YOU CAN HELP IN MULTIPLE WAYS
There are over 250,000 teenagers in the greater Indianapolis area
of high school students have abused drugs or alcohol in the last 30 days
of 9-12 graders have had sexual intercourse
(7% were physically forced)
is the 3rd leading cause of death for teens.
(2nd in Indiana)
suicide rate has been higher than the national average since 1999.
To build spiritual movements so that every student
on every campus has the chance to know and follow Jesus Christ.
We do this in three steps:
INTRODUCING TEENAGERS TO JESUS THROUGH
EVENTS, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES AND EVANGLISM.
EQUIPPING TEENAGERS THROUGH THE WORD
AND LIFE-ON-LIFE DISCIPLESHIP.
HELPING TEENAGERS INVEST THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT COMMISSION.
One way I experienced God was during the forgiveness seminar, I felt God pulling on my heart to forgive him. It took me a minute to really do it but I surrendered the entire situation to God and am praying that it will get better.
I was talking to this girl form my German class when on a whim, I decided to ask her how her spiritual life is going. She told me that her faith has been weaning and she's doubting. I told her that it was normal and sent some bible verses. She said that she doesn't even know where to start with regaining her faith and I said I could help!
"...Cru helped me realize who I was by connecting me to some AMAZING people who all wanted the best for me and led me to God. I can now confidently say I know who I am, and I have more confidence than I ever thought I could have. I now know that the only person whose opinion matters is God’s, and that I should focus on His opinion rather than others around me. I’ve gone to Cru since 7th grade, and it’s been such a great part of my life. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact it’s made in my life...”
The desires that God had placed in my heart is to change people and to just win their souls, build them up and send them out.
For a while now I've been really struggling in my identity. I felt constantly torn between the popular crowd & truly pursuing Jesus. I was letting what other people think of me define how I feel about myself, and it was awful. I've been following him for a while, but my heart just wasn't in it. I finally broke down & prayed for Jesus's love to be enough for me. He's so faithful & I just heard him tell me "you're free" "you're not who everyone says you are, they don't know you, I know you, and I love you" it was the most amazing feeling
Having adult leaders has given me an example, they are someone to follow in the footsteps of, someone who is most importantly passionate about Jesus Christ.