“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 What is the world’s greatest need? The Gospel of Jesus Christ. But what did Jesus say? The Harvest is plentiful...but what? The bottleneck is not that people won’t listen and accept the gospel. “How then will they call … [Read more...] about The World’s Greatest Need
I often get asked the question – if most of what you do is focus on freshmen do upperclassmen feel neglected? The answer is sometimes “yes” but it should always be “no”. Yes, we have upperclassmen lament that they feel overlooked. And sometimes they are right. One of our goals this fall is to really invest in our upperclassmen Bible Studies because we DO feel like we have … [Read more...] about If All We Do is Focus on Freshmen, Are Upperclassmen Neglected?
Tim Keller's Every Good Endeavor has been on my nightstand to-read stack since it came out. Enter Andrew Wise with this handy Executive Summary. Andrew just graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was an intern with us with Cru for two years. His professional opinion on the book: "this should be required reading for every college … [Read more...] about Every Good Endeavor – Developing a Theology of Work
Challenging thoughts from Penn State Cru on helping students become “independent, capable, Christ-centered laborers equipped and motivated to continue their own development and influence the world for Christ”: We need to build better bridges to life and ministry after graduation. We often say that your 4 years in Cru are really about the 50 years that follow. But in some … [Read more...] about Increasing Independence Over Time
This is part of a series: Learning from Large Cru Movements- a look at 8 of the largest Cru movements in the U.S. Read the Series intro here. This post is a summary of two conversations I had with Tim Henderson – in Summer of 2008 and 2011. So some of the content may not 100% reflect the current reality at Penn State Cru. But it’s such good stuff, it is worth sharing all of … [Read more...] about Large Cru Movements – Penn State