For decades, Cru's mission has been "Turning lost students into Christ centered laborers." Our mantra has been "Win/Build/Send". The reason I have remained on campus for 20 years is because I want to send laborers to the harvest. But over the last few years I have been convicted that on our campus, our Cru movement could more accurately be described as … [Read more...] about The 1 Common Element of Radical, World-changing College Movements
As we as Christians think about where to invest our time and resources, I think these maps are really helpful: Faithland from VividMaps NYTimes's Ross Douthat's reaction (and Rod Dreher's response) to that map: As you might guess, I am with Douthat on this one. Granted, I haven't read Dreher's book. But it just doesn't seem like the early church waited around for the tides … [Read more...] about What Do These Maps Tell You?
“November is Summer Missions month” - Jim Sautner, Destino National Development Director Govember is a month-long focus on God's heart for the nations and our role in that (specifically focused on Summer Mission and STINT - one year international internship). We focus on Govember all across our movement: weekly meeting, community group, staff meeting, and discipleship … [Read more...] about Govember
Here's a few devos that I've done with our team that are great for vision/encouragement during this difficult and exciting time of the fall! We Are Not Peddlers Read and discuss II Cor 2:14-3:6 together - this is especially appropriate in the fall as we’re knocking on doors! Who is adequate for such a task? Our inadequacy forces us to trust in God Parable … [Read more...] about Staff Team Devos for the Fall
In college ministry, all weeks are NOT created equal. The first 4 weeks of the fall will have repercussions on your ministry for 4 years. "If you pay the price in the first 6 weeks of the year you will reap the rewards for the next four years. If you blow the first six weeks you will pay the price for the next four years.” Brian McCollister From a human perspective, what … [Read more...] about 4 Things Your Leaders Need Before You Start the Fall