The Community

The Community, formerly Cru.Comm, is a small group Bible study curriculum designed with a logical progression, that in the course of 3-4 years, could take a new Christian, ground them in the basics of the faith and grow them into a Christ-centered laborer.

Each of the over 100 studies in The Community presents classic, transferable Cru teaching through a distinctively redemptive lens, in a way that is easy to use in a dynamic, interactive small group community. Each study is designed to first teach the leader the passage and then provide them with questions they can use to lead their group through a process of self-discovered learning.

Below is the complete content of The Community, each study and article free to download. You'll find the content arranged by level, from Basic to the more advanced. You'll find: the name of the study, the topic, the passage, the Study Guide, and the article (listed by name).

Copyright notice – While you are free to make as many printed copies of The Community studies as you like, please do not archive the files or transmit them to unlicensed users.

Video Training

If you have never led a study of The Community before, you might find the following short videos helpful:

How to Lead a Bible Study


  • Leading a Small Group



Discovery Level


  • The Basics
  • Ephesians – The Basic Elements of the Faith
  • John – How Jesus Did Evangelism
  • Luke – Teachings on the Way to Jerusalem

Training Level


  • Character Studies – Old Testament
  • Mission Impossible – God’s Plan of Salvation from Genesis to Revelation
  • James – Maturity, Wisdom, and Integrity
  • 1 Thessalonians – Manual for Discipleship
  • 1 Samuel



Action Level


  • The Scriptures
  • Growing Character in Community
  • Nehemiah – Lessons on Leadership
  • Acts – A Model for Ministry
  • 2 Samuel
  • The Sending Model – Finding Your Place in God’s Plan
  • Daniel – Ministry in the Marketplace
  • International Ministry

Exploration Level


  • Paranormal
  • The Seven Deadly Sins