Urban Immersion™ - Inner City

Urban Immersion™ Detroit

In 2024, we will host...

March 2–8

Email Janice Robinson to register.

Cost: $276

COVID-19 Safety:

  • As you may know, things have been challenging over the past several years. We desire to do everything that we can to keep everyone safe on the trip. We will keep up to date with the city regulations to see if we need to wear masks. There will probably be at least some ministry sites that require masks while serving. We will be sure to send out emails with information prior to the trip to keep you updated. 

  • NOTE: If a participant contracts COVID-19 during the trip, it will be necessary to secure other housing (e.g., a hotel) to help ensure that others won't get sick. This additional cost will not be covered by Cru Inner City.

Other Information

  • Participants will be divided up into teams to serve at various inner-city ministries. All teams will get to minister to inner-city kids/teens (which may mean spending a day in a Detroit public school), be involved in evangelistic outreaches and work projects and adult ministry, including ministering to urban college students and the homeless. Breakfast will be a continental breakfast served at the housing site. We will eat all of our dinners together. Lunch will be on your own around the ministry sites.


What to Bring

  • Toiletries, sleeping bag, pillow, towels, slippers/house shoes, casual clothing, work clothing, an outfit for services at a formal African-American church, and a business casual outfit for the possibility of spending the day at a Detroit public school, gym shoes, approximately $45 for lunches, transportation costs, musical instruments and music for worship times, Bible, notepads, cards and games for the evenings, extra towels, all insurance forms, a car if at all possible — in the Motor City we drive a lot!!
  • We'll be staying in close quarters, so keep that in mind as you pack.

Read one student's Urban Immersion story from his trip to Seattle.

Each city requires the following:

  • Group reservations of at least five people. (If this is a problem, ask the UI City Coordinator to try to link you with another group.)
  • At least one staff person to attend with each group. (Some exceptions made.)
  • Participation for the entire Urban Immersion week.
  • A $50 non-refundable deposit is due as soon as possible to reserve your spot with each city. Spots are limited and often fill up quickly, so send in your deposit early.
  • All participants must be at least 18 years old.


For more information, email Janice Robinson.

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