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.
These are the essential "How To's" which every Christian, newborn or with many years of maturity, needs to know and remember.
Have you ever wondered what God is like? Your view of God and His character might be more important than you ever knew. Everything about your life is influenced by your perception of who He is.
Have some fun taking various quizzes and assessments to learn about yourself and others.
See a collection of classic Cru material from founder Bill Bright to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus.
Sign up for the "Just Mercy" discussion guide.
Sign up for the "I Still Believe" discussion guide.
Ce que vous faites dans votre vie pour développer la simplicité et la pureté de la dévotion au Christ ? Utilisez ces 3 concepts pour s’engager dans une marche plus profonde avec le Seigneur.
Peut-être plus important que de comprendre les signes d’alerte, les dirigeants doivent un plan et une stratégie pour éviter les écueils que menant d’autres peut apporter.
Si vous êtes une infirmière, un avocat ou vous avez été sur la lune, Dieu unique vous a donné des chances d’être généreux avec votre vie et d’exprimer sa générosité.
Découvrez la vérité de la vie, remplis de l’esprit, avec des ressources sur la façon d’être rempli, marcher avec et l’expérience de l’Esprit Saint.
J’ai appris 6 principes pour me guider car je cherche la volonté de Dieu dans toutes les situations
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.
Use your hobbies and interests to find the best place for you to serve.
Find a listing a jobs with Cru.
How to give an end of the year gift to a Cru member or ministry.
We are excited to announce the start of a new combined online application for all supported positions.
Find your next step and live out your calling with Cru.
Possibilités de stage avec les ministères du Cru.
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.
Equipping families with practical approaches to parenting and marriage.
Prayer is the backbone of all mission activities of the ministry and the key tool to fulfill the Great Commission.
Today, the Lord is using the internet to reach millions of people to begin a living relationship with him.
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.
Showing God in action in and through His people.
Hear what others are saying about Cru.
View a list of our authors on Cru.org. These writers and photographers produce much of the great content we have to offer.
When academic success proved hollow, Steve Douglass decided he wanted something more.
Our vision: Spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus.
Like so many in the Christian world, we were initially saddened upon hearing that God had called Dr. Billy Graham home.
What is Cru’s Purpose? Why do we exist? What is our contribution to the Body of Christ? Executive Vice-President Steve Sellers reminds Cru staff and partners at our recent Staff Conference.
Cru’s leadership has been assessing the risk of the work we do and has begun to take measures to ensure the safety of our staff and the people who are part of our ministries, you all.
After leading one of the world’s largest Christian ministries for 19 years, Steve Douglass has announced plans to step down from his role as president of Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ International.
Biographies for Steve and Christy Sellers.
Frequently asked questions about the new president announcement from Cru.
Trouver des ressources pour le personnel ou d’un groupe d’étude de la Bible.
Help others in their faith journey through discipleship and mentoring.
Help others in their faith journey through discipleship and mentoring.
View our top Cru resources in more than 20 languages.
Develop your leadership skills and learn how to launch a ministry wherever you are.
Développez vos compétences en leadership et apprenez à lancer un ministère où que vous soyez.
Explorer les questions de la vie des essais et épreuves pour la datation et le mariage.
Learn to develop your skills, desire and ability to join others on their spiritual journeys and take them closer to Jesus.
Understand evangelism and strategies to help share your faith story.
Nearly 25 years ago I left Manhattan; I handed in my resignation at the advertising agency where I worked, and my wife and I went into ministry.
It's quite possible I was a little hasty in leaving my job, for in our attempts to raise financial support, we found ourselves unable to pay our bills.
I frantically looked to grab a job: anything, as long as it was immediately available.
Unfortunately, only the local cemetery met the criteria.
The Gate of Heaven cemetery was hiring, paid well and boasted of being the eternal resting place of Babe Ruth.
How could I not take the job?
Among other macabre tasks, my responsibilities included planting geraniums in front of tombstones. Smaller tombstones receive 5 geraniums; larger stones receive 7 -- just in case you ever find yourself out of work.
The train on which I commuted to Manhattan traveled right through the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. So each day I had the privilege of standing in the cemetery with my filthy overalls with my geraniums in my hands watching my old life clack by.
It was the metaphor of all metaphors for the life of a disciple; I might as well have found a job that paid me to carry a cross.
But instead of embarrassment, I experienced a profound sense of joy, an unexpected jolt of life.
And it was in this discovery that I began to see death as the New Testament described it: a vehicle for life, a bizarre form of blessing, something to be embraced and experienced daily.
I saw those beautiful geraniums. I didn't see the tombstones but saw the flowers in front of them.
A garden within a cemetery. Life emerging form death.
We often inflate the concept of death and martyrdom, making them as big, bold and graphic as possible in hopes of shocking people awake.
But see, it does the opposite.
The more horrible the stories, the more gruesome the deaths, the more courageous the martyrs, the more sacrificial the evangelists the more distance that's created between us and them, between us and death.
I can recall a sermon I gave, laced with quotes from the journal of David Brainerd.
Brainerd was a missionary to the Delaware Indians in the 18th century, living in the wilderness, sleeping on the ground, all the while of dying of tuberculosis.
Brainerd would preach, cough up his lung, pass out, and then get up and preach another sermon.
I was trying to cast vision for a cross-bearing commitment to Christ. This didn't happen.
Those listening to my message shared as much in common with the lifestyle of David Brainerd as they did with the lifestyle of Madonna.
The Scriptures do not approach it this way. They make no attempt to inflate the concept of death, but rather seek to shrink it: to show its revelance to our daily lives and spiritual growth.
The Scriptures challenge our very cramped and claustrophobic view of the grave to see death as a process, inviting us to embrace it in its many varieties and miniaturized forms: death to self, death to the world, death to our pride and so on.
The Scriptures democratize death, requiring everyone to carry a cross, everyone to be a martyr.
The Bible focuses on the concept, the practice, and the process -- the small "d" of death -- far more than on the capital D of death -- death as termination.
The small "d" of death relates to every Christian.
As everyone has an ego, the death of pride is a martyrdom to be shared by all, just as everyone can experience the death of a dream, a job, a relationship.
No need to push or shove or wait in line. We all get a chance to die.
This expanded meaning is clearly what's in view through the Scriptures' rather elastic use of the concept, where we are admonished to "take up our cross," "die to sin," die to the world," and so many, many other deaths beyond the funeral variety.
To see the smaller, daily opportunities to die is as important as seeing the daily tokens of God's love and faithfulness that He bestows on us.
In John 12:24 Jesus states that, "...unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But, if it dies, it produces many seeds" (New International Version).
Beginning with His own death, Jesus is describing the secret ingredient of kingdom growth: Death.
Death is the fertilizer, the turf builder.
The kingdom sprouts out of our daily choices to "die to ourselves."
Our willingness to die and carry our cross is the mechanism of personal transformation and evangelistic growth.
It certainly makes sense to me why an unbeliever would run from death.
But for believers, to run from death is -- in reality -- to run from life. This is why we embrace it and consider it pure joy in whatever form we encounter.
Death is no longer like a dead end or detour to life; it's a fuel stop.
Death, like gasoline, is combusted and converted into mileage enabling us to get to our destination -- the light and life of the great city glowing over the horizon.
When you see death as an opportunity for more and greater life, here and now, as well as in the age to come, it changes everything. It reorients us entirely.
What more could be said of us than that our willingness to die allowed Christ to live out His life in and through us?
In John 11:16 we read, "Then Thomas (called Didymus) said to the rest of the disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him'" (NIV).
And so, dear friends, I leave you with this final word of encouragement, "Die."
© 2010 Rick James. Adapted with permission from A Million Ways to Die, published by Cook Communications Ministries/David C. Cook. Published permission required to reproduce. All rights reserved.
If you’re not growing, it might be because you’re not helping someone else.
We have been released from slavery yet, day after day, many of us remain slaves to ourselves, not knowing how to live freely.
I don’t mind helping other people through hard situations, but letting them help me is hard.
©1994-2023 Cru. All Rights Reserved.