About Cru

Cru Twin Cities is the high school and junior high ministry of Cru – formerly, Campus Crusade for Christ International. Since 1966, we have been reaching out to teenagers with more than 1,300 full-time staff members, Student Venture affiliates, and local community volunteers.

We are a community of Spirit-led, Christ-centered, spiritually maturing believers who are like-minded in mission and purpose. We are only effective when we are collectively engaging the heart and mind of our Lord Jesus Christ. Without the vitality of a rich intimate relationship with God and firm grasp of His infallible Word, our missional framework is meaningless.

Cru is also a contributing member of the Campus Alliance and National Network of Youth Ministries©. Through the Campus Alliance, Cru and 60 other national organizations are working hand in hand to help develop campus movements so that every student everywhere has the opportunity to grow in character and know Christ personally.

Cru is currently serving in metro locations and over 100 affiliate locations in the U.S. in the junior high and high schools.  Cru is at most major college campuses here in the upper midwest and across the country.

The heartbeat of Student Venture is teenagers. They not only represent the future leaders and parents of our nation and world, but they are a major influence in todays society. Seldom will a day go by that teenagers are not the focus of national and worldwide news, both for good and bad. We work with students because they represent the most responsive age group to the gospel. Over 80% of those who receive Christ do so by age 18.

Our Purpose: To glorify God by helping complete the Great Commission
Our Mission: To build spiritual movements so every teenager has the opportunity to know and follow Christ
Our Vision: We envision a day when every teenager will have the opportunity to know Jesus and make Him known.
Our Values: Faith, Fruitfulness and Growth

Reach the Campus, Reach the World – By serving the campus, we make contact with the greatest number of teenagers in a community. In Cru, our service includes: Cru Field Teams are serving in communities to win, build and send students. The Coaching Center is coaching adults and students by phone and Internet to reach remote teenagers. Cru Media Resources is using the Internet, video, radio, television and print media to resource teenagers. Cru Global Partnerships teams up internationally to reach teenagers.

Student Ventures ministry extends to thousands of students led by more than 600 full-time staff, interns, Student Venture affiliates and local community volunteers. Our heart and passion is loving Christ and loving teenagers.