Do you ever wonder what Christians believe? Who Jesus is, what he did and why it matters? Get answers to these questions and more.
Take the next step in your faith journey with resources on prayer, devotionals and other tools for personal and spiritual growth.
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.
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.
Develop your leadership skills and learn how to launch a ministry wherever you are.
View our top Cru resources in more than 20 languages.
Have some fun taking various quizzes and assessments to learn about yourself and others.
Helping students know Jesus, grow in their faith and go to the world to tell others.
Reflecting Jesus together for the good of the city.
Partnering with urban churches to meet physical and spiritual needs.
Striving to see Christ-followers on every team, in every sport and in every nation.
Equipping families with practical approaches to parenting and marriage.
Reaching students and faculty in middle and high school.
Volunteer abroad this year on a short term global missions trip offered by one of the best, most-reliable Christian missions organizations in the world.
Internship opportunities with Cru's ministries.
If you're looking for the best Christian jobs and careers, check out Cru's ministry job openings for full- and part-time missionaries and professionals.
Live in another country building relationships and ministries with eternal impact.
Would you like to give your time to work with Cru? We need you.
Find a Cru event near you.
Use your hobbies and interests to find the best place for you to serve.
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.
Learn about Cru's global leadership team.
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.
Because ethnicity is part of the good of creation, we seek to honor and celebrate the ethnic identity of those with whom we serve as well as those we seek to reach.
Today we encounter a wide variety of questions related to sexuality and gender. As followers of Christ, we want to navigate LGBT+ questions in a way that is compassionate to people and faithful to scripture.
Showing God in action in and through His people.
Hear what others are saying about Cru.
Your gift goes 10 times as far to relieve suffering and reveal hope
As African Americans, often in this country, we don’t always see how valuable we are in sharing the gospel, our value in the world, and how the world sees us.
The world knows a little bit about our struggles. I believe as a people, we are here.
Our forefathers have paid a price for us, they suffered, they were sold into slavery, they were beaten on the boats to get here. Mistreated. They split our families up, couldn’t go to school. They paid a price.
And the reason they paid was a door for us. And that door is for others to hear our story. We need to take it to the world. There are others who are suffering, others are going through struggles.
They need to hear our story, they need to hear how we made it through.
Listen to the early spirituals that talk about the Jordan River, talking about getting across the Red Sea. Nobody knows the Jesus that I know.
After the Civil War, African Americans went to the mission field. The country of Liberia was founded by freed slaves. Some of our historically Black schools, like Spelman College, one of its reasons, its development, its founding, was to send African Americans — missionaries — to Africa. If you could see the old pictures, you’d see the nurseries, these Spelman people ministering in Africa.
People want to know more about us, they want to hear our story and it gives them hope.
They know somehow or another we went to this country, and they see us as prosperous, whether it’s good or bad, whether it’s entertainment, seeing the movies, or music. We have some significance.
I remember being in Venezuela, out in one of the neighborhoods, and one of the guys said, “Now, is Tupac dead or alive?” That was the beginning of a conversation. They love our music. We have talents that we can take. They want to listen to us.
People came to us and asked all the questions.
The doors are wide, wide open.
People listen to us. And when we go overseas, at least when I did, people wanted to ask questions.
We were up in the mountains, and this African, from a distance, recognized that perhaps my voice was different, or I had more weight than the average Kenyan, and he yelled from a distance, and he said, “You! You negro from America!” And then he came running to us, and he hugged me.
And he asked a question, he said, “Are there any negro Christians in America?” And I said, “Sure. Plenty.” And he said, “Why don’t we see them?”
Then I thought, The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
And then it became important that part of our movement literally sends African Americans to Africa, and I promise I will do the best I can to see that happen.
It’s the gospel, and we need to take it to the world.
We need to take it, and they want to hear. They want to hear the rest of the story.
And they’re willing to listen, and we can go and all those to do go see God use them in a great, great way.
How to contact The Impact Movement including their mailing address, phone number and e-mail address, as well as hyperlinks for short-term mission and career opportunities
Charles Gilmer explains the mission of the Impact Movement.
How The Impact Movement was born and what they seek to accomplish today.
©1994-2024 Cru. All Rights Reserved.