Fresh off the virtual press, Shane Sebastian (Cru’s Global Missions Executive Director) has released an article with a powerful vision and challenge: trusting God to send 10% of our involved students each year to bless the nations.
10% of our students each year would go to the worldÂ onÂ vision trips, Summer Missions or STINT. If you have 100 students involved with you, 10 would go on Global Summer Missions or Vision Trips. If you have 400, 40 would be sent.
National Current Reality=Â 3%
What is the current reality on your campus? What % are you sending to the world each year?
We have a tremendous stewardship to send.Â Laborers come from the college campus. And the U.S. campus ministryÂ is exponentially largerÂ than anyÂ other country.
By far, the vast majority of laborers within Cru come from within theÂ U.S. Campus Ministry.Â May God use the U.S. campus ministry to sendÂ generously. To send at least 10% of our movements every year to reach the world forÂ Christ.
Shane asked me toÂ partner with him in writing this article and to share how sending to the world has benefited our local ministry.Â I echo thisÂ from Dan Higgins: “If you just go after a campus, you’ll get nothing. But If you go after the world you’ll reach the world and get the campus thrown in.” This has definitely been true for us. The campus is too small a vision for students. As we send more and more to the world, our local movement expands.
I’d encourage you to read and discuss this article with your staff team and student leaders.Â The number one determiner of whether a school sends a lot of students to the world? Whether the staff really buys into sending. You won’t send if your staff teamÂ doesn’t bleed for the world.
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If it’d be helpful,Â I’d be happy to skype into your staff meeting toÂ share some of the best practices of the best sending schools in the nationÂ or what has worked on our campus to send more. You can email me at tim dot casteel @cru.org.