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.
Get the answers to frequently asked questions on Christian beliefs and practices.
Explore answers to life's biggest questions.
We all have a story. Read about individuals who have been transformed by faith.
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.
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.
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.
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 today helps keep the gospel moving in some of the hardest countries around the world.
We all have a story.
Those who consider themselves Christ followers have a story that intersects with the bigger story of God’s work in the world.
Though God works uniquely in each of our lives, he often uses our experiences to minister to those around us – especially those with similar stories.
Take Jamie Forston. As a freshman on the women’s soccer team at college, Jamie’s life was rudderless.
“Faith wasn’t part of my life,” Jamie says. “I was just going with the flow, drinking, rolling with the crowd.”
During her sophomore year some older teammates invited her to a meeting sponsored by Athletes in Action (Cru’s outreach to college and pro athletes). She attended the meeting, fell in love with the people she met there and, over time, embraced Jesus and the gospel.
Now a junior, Jamie is part of the servant leadership team of AIA on her campus. Yet as she met with AIA staff member Sarah Keefer one day recently, she wasn’t doing well.
"I felt guily because I was not making much of an impact," Jamie said. "I was sitting back, feeling off."
In particular, Jamie was reeling from not being more intentional in reaching out to her teammate and roommate, Whitney.
Whitney reminded Jamie of herself during her tumultuous freshman year. Sarah and Jamie left their meeting praying for Whitney.
A couple hours later Jamie and Whitney were in the car together, driving to the pharmacy. Suddenly, Whitney said, “We need to talk. I mean we really need to talk.” She turned off the music. “Can we go to a coffee shop?”
Jamie listened to Whitney’s story. She related to her story, which was so similar to hers, and told how Jesus had changed her life.
She explained the gospel to Whitney using the booklet “Knowing God Personally.” Then she told Whitney that she and Sarah had just prayed for her, that she and her boyfriend were praying for her, too.
Whitney started crying, overwhelmed with the care Jamie showed.
Back in her room later that night, Jamie received a text. It was from Whitney. “Please come downstairs,” it read. Whitney was ready to receive Christ. The two women prayed and then, “we hugged it out,” Jamie says.
Jamie didn’t need to have all the answers. In fact, she said, “I didn’t do the best job sharing (the gospel).” However, she took some specific steps: She prayed, asked for advice and help from Sarah, was “present” with Whitney, and was willing to take the risk to share herself, her story and the gospel.
She chose to be involved in a bigger story – God’s story of building His kingdom.
Have you thought through your faith journey? Where have you seen God show up?
A wise investment would be to think through how you can relate your story in only a few minutes, when God gives the opportunity.
When we put words to the hard parts of our stories, we can give those around us a new picture of who Jesus is.
Read about others who discovered their hope was misplaced and how they found a hope that lasts.
The time I spent with my father throughout my childhood is mostly an angry blur of yelling and crying.
©1994-2023 Cru. All Rights Reserved.