Unexpected Turnouts

Over 250 students fill out spiritual interest surveys at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee while waiting for free cheese curds provided by a ministry partner food truck. This is the largest Cru outreach ever on this campus!

Trey, Cru staff member at Virginia Tech, waited nervously inside the doors of the Squires Colonial, site of Cru’s on-campus meeting. This first meeting of the fall would be a good indication of what Jesus might do on campus this year.

Doors opened at 7:50 pm and students flooded in. About 575 students packed that first meeting—the largest in nearly a decade.

Meanwhile, at Texas Tech, twenty-five freshmen showed up for a Thursday morning Bible Study during freshmen orientation. They returned the next morning, bringing friends.

As the students discussed Mark 4 in the dining hall, Edwin walked by. Someone asked, “Are you looking for the Cru Bible Study?” “Not specifically,” he responded, “but can I join?” He was looking for a community that would encourage his relationship with Jesus.

At the University of Georgia, campus ministry staff members from a variety of Christian ministries gathered to pray and worship before the fall semester began. Many of those ministries are seeing tremendous growth from previous years.

One hundred-seventy-five freshmen came to the freshmen kickoff Bible Study—double the previous year! They ran out of pizza, bought more, then ran out again. On the same night at UGA, another ministry gathered hundreds of freshmen and a third ran out of tacos at their freshmen taco evening.

Jesus is gathering larger than expected groups of students on college campuses around the US.

Thank you for partnering with us as our behind-the-scenes service enables Cru campus staff members to reach students.

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