Over the years, Cru has been known for emphasizing two things: evangelism and the Spirit-filled life.
Because understanding the ministry of the Holy Spirit is so vital to individuals and movements, we’ve got to keep our focus on training, teaching, and living the Spirit-filled life. Over and over and over.
Here are some tools that will help you weave the Spirit-filled life into key ministry activities.
But before digging into this list, read this brief article on making the third person of the Trinity central to your ministry: Remember the Holy Spirit
Don't Hold Your Breath - A great tool for a weekly meeting or small group bible study, this 15 minute video features Rick James (with a fishing rod) describing the elements of the Spirit-filled life.
Alternative use: Don’t like showing videos at large group meetings? Try it later in the semester at Freshmen studies.
Alternative use: Train student leaders how to use it and then have them incorporate each concept as the primary topic during a four-week Bible Study series.
Thirsty - A two-week devotional that expands and develops on all the concepts of the Spirit Filled Life, devoting a day’s lesson and reflection to each principle. Available in print or free PDF version (optimized for tablets).
Alternative use: Use with new students (in October or February) for self-study or in group discipleship.
Theological Perspective on the Holy Spirit - This article provides clarity about the person and role of the Holy Spirit and offers some thoughts on issues that frequently arise when discussing the Holy Spirit.
Alternative use: Read and discuss this during team time. Use as a basis for a Cru talk or large group student training session. The section “The Old Testament Context” is a great foundation for a biblical timeline on God’s presence.
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