Salary and Benefits

Cru's compensation plan is based on need, not on one's position within the ministry. All staff members, including the president, Steve Douglass, work under the same pay scale.

Each staff member is required to develop a team of ministry partners to contribute funds to Cru to cover salaries, Social Security, benefits, training, and ministry expenses, plus a portion of the administrative and international expansion costs.

In order to keep our staff free from financial distractions and focused on our mission, our salary structure promotes a moderate lifestyle, longevity in ministry, and individual freedom and responsibility for staff.


Each staff member starts with a base salary which is then increased based on age, the size of family, geographic location, and tenure to arrive at a maximum salary.

Staff members may then request their salary to be any amount between the minimum required salary and the maximum amount. Additional salary may be requested for special needs like the purchase of a car or college tuition for children.

Typical Annual Salaries

2012 Average Staff Family’s Monthly Compensation: $5,295
2012 Average Staff Single’s Monthly Compensation: $2,055


We place a high priority on caring for you because our staff members are the ministry's greatest asset. For that reason, we provide the following benefits:

  • Group healtcare plan including medical, dental and prescription drug coverage 
  • Group life insurance
  • Disability coverage
  • Worker's compensation
  • 403(b) Retirement plan through voluntary payroll deductions and a contribution from the ministry
  • Paid vacation and holidays

Comprehensive Medical and Dental

Our medical benefits are provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The healthcare plan includes coverage for prescription drugs, dental care, chiropractic visits, counseling and much more. We also have a proactive wellness program.

Retirement Benefits

To help staff members build a financial foundation for their lives after 65, Cru has a 403(b) plan that staff may make voluntary contributions to through their paychecks, and Cru makes a monthly contribution to it as well.

Group Life Insurance

A generous basic life insurance program is offered for all staff members.

Disability Coverage

Cru also provides long-term disability coverage.

Worker's Compensation

In the event of a job-related injury, we provide worker's compensation.

Paid Vacation and Holidays

Each staff member receives two weeks of vacation a year once they report to their ministry assignment. Additional weeks of vacation are also earned with tenure. Cru also recognizes eight paid holidays per year.

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