I have heard it said that we live in one of the most incredible times in history. Half those that have ever lived are alive right now. The changes in technologies are dramatically enabling us to communicate in profound ways to audiences who formally were unreachable. I am told that organizations like ours are partnering with others in unprecedented ways to take the gospel to the world. It is amazing and humbling that you and I are alive to see and experience what is happening.
It has been many years since I was first directed to Jesus’ last commissioning words to those following him, but I am still stirred by them. Here they are as presented in Eugene Peterson’s The Message,
18-20Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” -Matthew 28:18-20
You and I are not responsible for the generations before us nor the ones that may follow, but we are given the choice to respond today to the commissioning with which Jesus charges us for the generation in which we live. We joined, along with our financial and prayer partners, the multiplying community of believers with Campus Crusade for Christ/Cru to help fulfill the Great Commission. We invite you to join with us to do the same.
The following 6 minute video beautifully communicates our history, our vision, and our hope for the future. Click on the picture frame to begin the video.
we invite you to join us
Please consider extending your ministry through ours. We view it as a partnership. We need you to support us through your giving, cover us through your praying, and encourage us through your friendship.
We are responsible for finding all the funds necessary for us to participate in this mission. That is true for all our four thousand Cru Campus ministry staff as well, just as it is true for our president of Cru, Dr. Steve Douglass.
On the right side of our site (at the top) is a progress bar that shows how close we are to being fully funded. Would you consider helping us get to 100%? Would you consider partnering with us at $100 each month? Any and every amount is both important and glorifying to the Lord. Would you consider being a partner with us? You may make a monthly, quarterly or annual pledge. We would be honored to have you join us.
You can do so safely and securely by clicking on Join Us below. That link will take you to our ministry’s secure server where you can give a single special gift or even setup regular investments in our ministry. If you prefer using the phone or mail there are instructions on how to do that at the following link as well. In addition, if you would like to explore giving through non-cash gifts or through planned giving, wills, trusts, and annuities there are links to instructions how to do that.
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Thank you for considering giving to God through our lives and ministry.
the strategic nature of reaching students and faculty
a 5 minute video.
2011 campus ministry results
My team put together a short (4:37 minutes:seconds) motion graphic that was designed to encourage our staff leaders at a recent leaders conference. You will see some of the amazing results. You may need a glossary to decipher some of the acronyms or labels we use. Here are some that you will encounter:
- WSN = Worldwide Student Network
- Impact = a contextualized ministry to African Americans
- Epic = a contextualized ministry to Asian Americans
- Destino = a contextualized ministry to Hispanic Americans
- STINT = Short Term International Staff/Project
- ICS = International Campus Staff
P.S. If now is not the time to become a full financial partner with us, or if you would just like to give a special gift please join us for that too. We would covet your prayers and your friendship. To receive our updates click on Subscribe. If you would like to give a special gift the Join Us link works for that. And, always feel free to connect with us by sending us an email (click on Contact Us), or you can leave a comment anywhere on our website. We would love to hear from you.