QUIZ: What Kind of Ministry Is Right for You?

Broader Community

Ministry in Your Broader Community

Your heart is to influence your city or town broadly, or minister to a specific group of people within it. Perhaps you just need on-ramps to serve in these areas, or equipping in effective ministry in these environments. Here are some resources for you:

Metropolitan Areas

  • City Ministry: Cru City is a growing movement in cities nationwide that seeks to advance the mission of Jesus for the well-being of the city. Find out if Cru City is near you.

  • Inner City Ministry: If your heart is for the poor and marginalized, you can serve through Cru Inner City, or use the ministry’s resources and programs that are easily customizable within a local church.

  • Children & Teenagers: If you have a burden to invest in children and teenagers, S.A.Y. Yes! Centers for Youth Development has after-school youth development and mentoring programs pioneered by Cru’s Inner City ministry in partnership with inner city churches across the country.


Reaching students has long been a central part of Cru’s mission. Ministering to people in this formative time in life can make a lifelong difference.

  • High School: You can mentor teenagers, share your faith, host events and do all of that by volunteering with Cru High School. Help launch a movement at a school near you or connect to a local team to volunteer.

  • College: Be part of what God is doing on campuses nationwide. Get help in starting a new campus movement.

  • Student Athletes: Help athletes and sport-minded individuals grow in their relationships with Jesus. Get connected to what God is doing through sports.

  • Internationals: Every year, hundreds of thousands of students come to the United States. Many are lonely and ignored. They get little immersion into American culture. If internationals are close to your heart, connect with Cru’s Bridges International ministry to help meet tangible needs while seeking to share Christ.

  • Ethnic-Focused Ministries: Cru partners with ministries focused on sharing Christ with students in culturally contextualized ways.
    • Epic Movement is a movement serving Asian American students and faculty.
    • The Impact Movement is a partner ministry serving students of African descent.
    • Destino Movement serves the Latino and Hispanic community.
    • Nations creates communities of hope where First Nations students and faculty exist.
    • Design Movement serves and shares Christ with South Asian American students.


Perhaps you just need resources to help in another specific ministry area. Cru has Bible study tools, resources for mentoring and discipleship as well as help on communicating your faith.

Wondering if another type of ministry suits you better? Check out these other ways to serve:

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