The Bible is a thick book with stories of messed-up folks like us. The principles are embedded in these stories. Why? Because the narratives are important.
The controversy of resolutions, what the Bible says about them, and how conversations about them can lead to the gospel.
We are invited to put on our new identity and then to clothe ourselves with things that suit our new identity, such as compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
When anxiousness or discouragement creeps in, I try to remind myself that rescue is just around the corner.
Diane Uwacu, from Rwanda, explains how international students studying in the U.S. can help reach the world for Christ. And here’s how you can help reach them.
This Christmas you can introduce someone to Jesus in a fresh way.
Jesus, our Alpha and Omega, existed before Creation and will return to rule forever. He is the consistency our hearts long for.
I want to give you five reasons why God has left rich and poor together, and how it is they are meant to disciple or benefit from one another.
Contemplating Immanuel which means “God with us” gives me a reason to hope in the midst of a world beaten down and burdened.
As both a disciple and disciple-maker over the past 20 years, I have found the following 3 things to be the greatest obstacles in my own life.
How can we help agnostics know and follow Christ? Let’s look into the life of one former skeptic and the tool he developed to help us better converse spiritually with others.
A ministry to athletes in Minnesota saw spectators become leaders, thanks to the playbook they learned from Jesus.
Taking time to meditate on the many names of Jesus can enrich your worship.
Amber Johnson, at 18, wants people to know the value of entering into someone else’s pain, the way that Jesus did with us. She shares her experience with an injured child in the Philippines while on a Cru high school missions trip.
What American Christians miss by not building friendships with people who are different from them.
Marilyn launched a movement of generous givers in Southeast Asia and is influencing the world.
Jesus gave Himself as a fragrant sacrifice. Our gifts to God can also be an expression of worship.
Power is a gift meant to be stewarded for the flourishing of others. I want to share with you three ways I’ve sought to live this out in my life and my ministry.
Whether you’re a nurse, a lawyer or you’ve been to the moon, God has uniquely given you opportunities to be generous with your life and express His generosity.
This #GivingTuesday, Cru is asking for donations that will benefit our partners in the Middle East to provide humanitarian aid, resources and opportunities for meaningful, life-changing conversations.
This a short battle plan for mentoring and multiplying to take an offensive strategy in spiritual warfare.
A group of Christian men discovered 3 ingredients of life-changing friendship.
God sees our hearts as we give to him, even when we feel ashamed. He is like a dad who sees his daughter as she gives him a plastic donut.
After desiring more than a traditional Bible study group, one woman started a Women of Vision group that gives to gospel-centered work overseas.
In the midst of the hurt and pain taking place in our nation, may God give us the ability to reflect His glory in our humble and compassionate love for one another.
Learn how one young woman combined her passion for medicine with her faith.
Why should I pray? ... If God is all wise and all powerful, isn't prayer presumptuous? ... How can I pray in faith and at the same time leave a matter open to God's will?
How to grow as a Christian when the Bible feels like a closed book.
Learn how to tell your “before and after Christ” testimony with authenticity.
Leadership is not something simply handed down because you’ve got seniority or because you had enough school. Leadership, as Christ exemplified, is an honor and should be met with a servant’s heart.
What does God’s Word say about fear? Over and over it tells us to “fear not.” But it also tells us whom to fear, and that’s what I want to focus on here.
Will we love our neighbors enough to connect our lives to theirs, to share the gospel with them, to grieve over sin, to have tough conversations, to proclaim Christ and then to trust Him for the results?
Elliott juxtaposes the stories of Peter and Judas, as well as shares some of his personal story, to demonstrate the different ways we can respond to spiritual failure.
Why doubt is not necessarily a road-block to deep faith.
Naomi describes the new “implicit” racism that our country faces today. She recounts her personal experiences with racism, speaks to its heart issue, and gives next steps for readers at different stages in their journeys with this issue.
Andrew Jefferies, a former Cru student at Gallaudet University, explains how a major social gap between the Deaf and hearing communities in the world results in fewer people experiencing the gospel. He provides steps for how hearing people can help change that.
Learn about how a group of college students who used a simple outreach broke common myths about sharing their faith.
A new believer’s faith is strengthened when prayer helps his group avoid an encounter with a bear.
Cru has opportunities for you, whatever the level of your faith. Here are some biblical examples of how people responded to God’s call. Consider what steps of faith God wants you to take next.
How unresolved issues with family members will affect all other relationships.
After becoming the object of a city-wide search, I realize the spiritual connection in finding something of value that was lost.
Jim Munroe’s fast-paced performances of magic tricks helps college students around the country encounter the reality of Christ behind the illusion of daily life.
I believe one reason our understanding of racial justice and reconciliation is often so anemic is because we are missing the important discipline of lament.
You could have an experience like Natalie in Ireland by teaming up with Cru when you study abroad.
How can we express concern for others and share Christ effectively in potentially awkward scenarios?
Two pastors in Papua New Guinea bring their communities face to face with Jesus thanks to a wearable innovation.
Tariku Fufa is helping make Christ-centered disciples in 24 African countries. He credits these 6 principles with why he’s seen so many multiply.
Part 2 of our article looking at the book of Job and how it shows relating to God during suffering.
Because of Christ’s work in his life, Wisconsin DB D’Cota Dixon responded to the egregious late hit committed against him in a most unexpected way.
A couple learned how to trust God in uncharted territory by leading a Bible study for blind people.
The book of Job illustrates how we can relate to God when we suffer.
May God allow your hearts to leverage the milestones of your life as momentum builders, as you live on mission for His glory by pouring into and laboring alongside us millennials.
A surprising reaction to a power outage in a remote Peruvian town.
A new breed of missionaries use social media to start spiritual movements.
Two local pastors partner with Cru to build relationships with students.
I tend to avoid things that are awkward or uncomfortable, and there are some challenging topics for the Church in America today. Then I went to Creating Options Together.
How to pray when you’re struggling with whether God is trustworthy.
A sustainable source of clean water can improve and protect the lives of an entire community.
Natasha and Michelle are taking another journey together. Neither one has been on a mission trip before, but it is something they have both wanted to do.
Since prayer is our main form of communication with God, prayer itself is the relationship. Here are 4 ways we can look at our relationships with people to learn about our relationship with God.
Transforming a community through creativity, connectedness and collaboration.
“I had no idea that a simple evangelistic film would be shared with so many family members.”
Abbey D’Agostino’s run in the 5000m is being lauded as one of the top sportsmanlike moments of the Olympic Games.
An African American man explains how he experiences the death of Mike Brown and other black men, and what we can all to do move toward healing.
After hearing about a high school outreach at her church, Wendy spearheaded a similar outreach in her local high school, partnering with two Christian groups and two churches.
In a sport often determined by tenths of a point, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Simone Biles won the Women’s Gymnastics Team All-Around gold medal by more than 8 points – the largest margin of victory in Olympic gymnastics history.
You can serve others to build relationships for spiritual conversations and to care for others. Here’s 30 ideas to get started.
The Creating Options Together conference is tackling our nation’s problems head on.
As official World Youth Day evangelists, the Cru volunteers had full license to preach the gospel to the 1 million attendees.
While you might not be able to attend the Olympics, there are plenty of ways for you to be a part of the ministry.
How do you respond to someone who tells you that Jesus literally appeared to them?
The EveryStudent.com App is a tool with articles and videos to help share your faith intelligently and with compassion and care.
When you meet with a disciple, show up with a plan. Think through these five elements of a discipleship appointment to help you be intentional about your time together.
In the same way that Jesus called his disciples 2,000 years ago and made his primary objective clear, we need to make our objective clear when we begin to disciple another person.
What if the technology that brings you face-to-face with the world’s problems became the means to fight back with hope and healing?
What was Jesus looking for? What was the job description he had in mind when he chose the men who would be the primary front runners of the gospel and church age?
These questions will help you move a conversation toward telling your friends about Jesus.
A mom of four tells how her family connected with their neighbors, and offers ways you can connect with yours.
Rob Flood helps parents understand what their children most need: praying parents.
Men and women struggle with pornography. But Christian women face a unique set of obstacles on the road to recovery.
Laurie Hernandez is a 16-year-old who has disciplined her mind, body and life toward Rio. But she has an even more important goal she wants to reach first - and it may surprise you!
In this time of tragedy we invite you to lament with sorrow for the tension and pain existing between communities of color and law enforcement. Decades of distrust and injustices keep people on the offense on both sides.
Jessica Harris was addicted to hardcore pornography. She wants to tell other women with similar struggles, “You’re not alone.”
God has hardwired each of us to experience Him in our own unique ways.
Shaping that foundation is critical, here are two helpful questions we should ask ourselves before a relationship spontaneously begins to grow.
There has been lots of discussion about the effectiveness of short-term trips, and I could help but wonder if I would be more of a help than a hindrance.
A software developer in El Salvador is partnering with people around the world to help spread the gospel in the digital age.
Parfait Mitchai knew how to put curses on others, but he feared death. This fear led him to an encounter with Jesus.
The whole of Cru is deeply grieved by the tragic loss of life that took place Sunday morning in our Orlando community. As we mourn with the families and friends of the victims, we stand ready with our prayers and actions to serve with the love of Jesus.
“I’d pretty much compartmentalized my spiritual life as separate from school life.”
I didn’t have as much time as I needed with my dad in my early years, but then one day God set things in motion, unexpectedly.
Earline Blumhagen’s strategy is connecting with both urban and deaf communities.
It wasn’t until getting involved in Cru a year ago, that she says she learned about giving her life fully to God.
While the West has focused on the future of 4.5 million Syrian refugees, about 12 million Syrians still remain in country.
Have you noticed that when life seems to press you on all sides, the black mold of your heart surfaces…or is that just me?
As you enter this new stage of life, remember that God has not left you to fend for yourself.
People are leaving the church. Here are 6 ways to continue the conversation with them.
Student government leaders are ambassadors for Christ and the whole campus.
I thought when you died, that was the end of it all. You just cease to exist. That’s where my fear came. I just did not want to stop existing.
Instead of putting their feet up, they asked, “Ok, Lord, what’s our next assignment?”
“Perhaps we expect punishment from God, either because we see Him as a harsh master, or see ourselves as dead wood, deserving to be thrown away and burned.”
Last Mother’s Day I tried to do the following things to help me remember the journey and delight in the lessons. Will you join me again this year?
Growing up in Ethiopia, a confusing religious environment made the thought of death frightening to Kassahun.
When I reached my seat I introduced myself; she smiled and shook her head – “No English.” Oh well, I thought. I guess I’ll space out on this leg of the flight.
“You can’t know for sure it’s gonna work out well. I just knew there was a need there and I wanted to see if we could be a blessing.”
“If your teammates would come and ask you what does it take to be a Christian, what would you say to them?” They weren’t sure how to answer this question.
What do you do when people are looking to you to respond to a tragedy? Here are 3 specific things the Cru ministry in Venezuela learned when they experienced loss.
I believe nature is one of the most powerful tools we have in worship and evangelism.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard more beautiful prayers than I did on a freezing cold weekend in rural Wisconsin.
How being available opens the way for friendships and opportunities to introduce others to Jesus.
Here are some tips on how to use Instagram to reach masses that would otherwise not be reached.
What happens to a child when a dad comes home from war with post-traumatic stress disorder?
One college student learns what “Go” and Missions really means. Amanda’s heart has grown for missions and for the people of Puerto Rico.
The depression was gone, but I was surprised to find that the brokenness remained. My wound had been healed, and I was still broken.
According to one Indian newspaper, government efforts to reverse the trend failed.
A mentor explains his motivation behind almost 30 years of coaching students.
Prison isn’t a safe place for men to be vulnerable. And yet our discussions are characterized by men sharing stories of painful lives and challenging backgrounds.
How Cru’s Inner City ministry is using engineering to teach spiritual truths also in Compton, California.
A young woman’s perspective on resurrection changed after she suddenly became a widow.
Talking about spiritual matters is no game, but using an analogy from football is encouraging students in Arkansas.
To spark spiritual conversations and hopefully give students the chance to hear about Jesus, the team decided to host a short film night.
How do we make the Easter message relevant without diluting it? Try these refreshing ideas incorporating all 5 senses.
Nicky reaches out to a freshman teammate who was just like her, shares her story and the gospel, and Missy comes to Christ.
Try this easy outreach in your neighborhood this Easter.
Spiritual interest is still strong in Japan long after the tsunami.
I can’t forget the look of anger on his face, fueled by pain. The friend he trusted had just placed him under the ultimate judgment.
Josh McDowell believes that pastors and other Christian leaders have been reluctant to talk about pornography because of the shame and risk of exposure attached to it.
In Houston after a drive-by shooting, Tateanna only wanted to talk to one person – her mentor.
As believers, we’re called to lead in fighting this battle to end human trafficking.
For more than 40 years, hundreds of thousands of students have taken advantage of summer mission trips with Cru.
It was easier carrying out my duties on the job than it was being a good father to my two children.
A college student explained to Oprah Winfrey how God has restored her purity and hope after experiencing the horror of rape.
When viewed through the lens of the gospel, Lent can be a wonderful time of reflection, repentance, and intimacy with the Lord.
A U.S. Army Chaplain learns some spiritual lessons during Ranger School.
Pastor Alexandre knew the risks of this village, and he also knew it was worth going, because they needed to know about Jesus.
There are ways every person can help fight modern day slavery, human trafficking.
What does the Bible mean when it says believers are “seated with Christ?” It’s pretty simple.
A couple’s marriage ends, but the husband doesn’t give up and they later annul their divorce.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words still ring true today, especially for believers who want to live together as the Bible instructs us to live.
Words are powerful. They seem so small, so insignificant, and yet the words people say often stick with us.
Whether you’re unsure if your loved one is actually depressed or terrified to leave them alone, here are 3 things your friend needs from you right now.
As a Christian, depression tempted me to distrust God. I was desperately seeking deliverance He seemed to withhold from me.
Learn more about the Yazidis, some of the world’s most persecuted people.
Modern day slavery – human trafficking – is happening across the United States. It isn’t just a problem overseas.
What does it look like to GO anywhere God wants us to go? For some it means going next door to your neighbor and for others it means packing up everything and moving across the world.
Ethiopian Tariku Fufa was kicked out of his house when he became a Christian. Here’s how God redeemed his life and family.
We longed to be home, but life had other plans. What I learned about God on a 4 a.m. trip to the airport.
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