We know the transition from high school to college can be hard on both the student and the parent.
Cru Boston welcomes your interest and questions about your son or daughter’s involvement in our ministry. The resources and events offered here at Cru provide development and opportunities in the areas of faith and leadership. Cru offers a number of conferences and mission projects that allow students to grow in their knowledge of God and help others find meaningful answers to life’s questions.
Cru Boston is a ministry of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), an interdenominational Christian organization founded in 1951 at UCLA with the purpose of helping fulfill the Great Commission as recorded in Matthew 28:18-20. When Bill and Vonette Bright first launched Cru, the underlying concept was to “win the campus today and change the world tomorrow.” More than 65 years later, the mission remains the same.
Traditional, orthodox Christian beliefs are at the core of the Cru movement. We hold to the essential claims of the Christian heritage including the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. We have no ties to any one particular denomination, but work instead in cooperation with many local churches to aid the spiritual development of young men and women.
Within the last 20 years, US News & World Report rated Cru as the top religious charity in the United States and Money magazine ranked the ministry as the most “efficient” religious ministry in the U.S. In 2001, founder Bill Bright passed the leadership torch to the new and current president Steve Douglass. The campus ministry of Cru currently has active movements on more than 1,000 campuses with 44,000 students involved in 191 countries. There are over 25,000 full-time staff members serving in the U.S. and internationally. The ministry is sharing the gospel with approximately 5 million students each year worldwide.
Cru has a rich history over many decades, but our mission remains the same – seeing students lives changed one at a time. We hope your student's life will be transformed by experiencing a gospel-centered community on one of their campuses with Cru Boston. If there is any way Cru can be a spiritual resource for your son or daughter, please let us know!
Learn about your child's campus
Would you like to get to know the Cru staff on your son or daughter's campus or learn more about the opportunities on a specific campus? Here is a list of who to contact for each campus we have a ministry at in the Boston Metro area.
Prayer is by far the most important way you can be involved in our ministry. Praying for your child daily, praying for open doors to have Gospel conversations with students on campus, and praying for the renewal of Boston are just a few ways you can be supporting the ministry.
Cru Boston is a non-profit organization where all of our funding is provided by generous donors who partner with us to reach students for Christ. There are ways to support Cru Boston financially so that your student and many after them may receive the benefit of spiritual growth, discipleship, leadership development, and evangelism training offered by Cru.
Here are some needs:
- Scholarships for Fall Retreat, Mission Trips, and Conferences throughout the year.
- Funding for Campus Outreaches (Apple Picking, BBQs, Christmas Celebrations, and so many more).
- One-time gifts for Cru Boston