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Mission Spotlight: Cru Overview

imagesCru is supported by The Crossing at Mizzou and 11 other campuses around the US and abroad. Watch for future articles spotlighting the work of Cru at Mizzou and specific staff in other locations as well. Many of The Crossing’s pastors have historic connections to Cru, an international interdenominational Christian organization with ministry work in 191 countries including more than 1140 college campuses in the US. While Cru continues to be a significant campus ministry, Cru also includes many other types of ministry including: city-wide, inner city, family, athletic, high school and military ministries.

More about Cru in their own words:

Mission Spotlight: McFaddens with Nations in Colorado

Nations Students Colorado 2Ewan & Jodi McFadden serve Native American students on the university campuses of Denver and Boulder, Colorado. They serve with Nations, one of the campus ministries of Cru.

Ewan describes their work with Native American Students:

Mission Spotlight: Kenya

One of the main reasons The Crossing started partnerships in Kenya was a desire to train and equip indigenous church leaders to effectively take the gospel to their own people. We are motivated by love for the Kenyan people and a desire for them to know God more deeply. Since 2006, The Crossing has been growing our cooperative connection with New City Fellowship-Nairobi, our main partner church in Kenya, and with the AEPC (African Evangelical Presbyterian Church).

Most AEPC congregations in Kenya are very poor. Almost all are located in remote rural areas, though a few serve urban slum and ethnic minority populations. AEPC pastors are rarely able to complete bible courses at the 2-year diploma level, much less strive for bachelors or masters degrees in theology.

Our partnerships in Kenya now include:

  • pastoral education (including BATS and MATS)
  • Christlike leadership development
  • church planting
  • mentoring indigenous evangelists to reach their own ethnic groups
  • emergency relief
  • racial and tribal reconciliation
  • education and healthcare for marginalized populations including:
    • orphans and vulnerable children
    • refugees