What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Do you need to devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Must you become a better person so that God will accept you? Learn how you can know God personally.
Learn the basics of what Christians believe.
Everyone has their own spiritual journey with the Lord. How can we help you move forward in yours today? Take the next step in your faith journey with devotionals and other resources for spiritual growth.
If you were created for community, why can relationships — family, dating, co-workers, neighbors — be so hard? Explore resources to help you live out your life and relationships in a way that honors God.
Find resources for personal or group Bible study.
Sharing your faith is one of our most important callings as followers of Christ. Learn to develop your skills, desire and ability to join others on their spiritual journeys and take them closer to Jesus.
Help others in their faith journey through discipleship and mentoring.
Helping students know Jesus, grow in their faith and go to the world to tell others.
Equipping families with practical approaches to parenting and marriage.
Advancing the Great Commission using digital tools.
Engaging around sports to help athletes think and live biblically.
How we seek to journey together with everyone towards a relationship with Jesus.
Answers to questions on donations, financial policies, Cru’s annual report and more.
What we believe about the gospel and our call to serve every nation.
When the global church comes together then powerful things can happen.
Leading from values so others will walk passionately with God to grow and bear fruit.
Over 50 years ago, Betty Carol Powell met Ruth Bates at a family birthday party. Ruth was 12-years older and Betty Carol was a young mother. Soon after they became neighbors and an enduring friendship grew.
"Ruth was like a mother to me, while I was trying to mother my young children," Betty Carol remembers.
So when Ruth began approaching her 90th birthday, Betty Carol wanted to do something special to celebrate Ruth's life.
But Ruth didn't want a big party. Her friends were stumped. Ruth was loved by a large circle of women, many of whom had been friends with her since they met in a Cru Bible study in the 1960's.
Then, a month before Ruth's birthday, Betty Carol had an ambitious idea she believes God gave her -- to fund a JESUS film translation in honor of Ruth.
Ruth's friends quickly rallied around the idea. One friend, Nina Locke, had met Ruth in 1969 shortly after she had accepted Christ through their Bible study.
"Ruth's been very interested in the JESUS film," Nina says. "She has a heart for evangelism and reaching people."
In the end, around 30 women gave $41,500. The gifts ranged from $10 to thousands of dollars.
The money completed the translation of Magdalena: Released From Shame into Colloquial Egyptian Arabic, the Egyptian common language spoken by 46 million people. Magdalena is a version of the JESUS film tailored for women and produced by Nardine Productions.
When Ruth received a certificate explaining her gift, she was stunned. "It was the most wonderful thing that's happened to me other than coming to know Christ," Ruth says.
Now the friends are praying together for 10-20 million people to hear the gospel through "Ruth's translation."
"You give flowers and the flowers die," says Nina. "This is an eternal gift that will go on forever and ever and ever. When we go to be with the Lord, there will be Egyptians there because they saw this film."
Learn how you can fund a JESUS film translation in honor of a friend or loved one.
How to live a spiritually fruitful life.
If you have a smartphone, you can share the gospel with anyone.
Pastor Alexandre knew the risks of this village, and he also knew it was worth going, because they needed to know about Jesus.
©1994-2020 Cru. All Rights Reserved.