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Get Connected

How Can I Get Connected?

There are 4 main ways to get connected to Cru: (1) Our small groups which we call Gospel Communities (8PM on every Tuesday except for once a month). (2) “CRUsday” (our monthly large group meeting) which is at 8PM on one Tuesday of the month (follow us on Instagram to learn specific dates). (3) Our fun social events. (4) Our social media feeds are always helpful to follow to stay up to date on what we are doing in Cru.

Large Group

  • Our large group meeting happens once a month instead of our normal Tuesday night Gospel Communities. CRUsday is at 8:00 PM in the Barfield Drawing Room (SUB). Follow us on Instagram to learn exact dates!
  • CRUsday is the easiest way to check out what Cru is about and meet the people that make up Cru. We gather for an hour and a half to hear biblical teaching, spend time in worship, and get updated on Cru’s upcoming events.

Social Media

Follow us for all our upcoming activities and events:

Getaways

  • 9/23/22 – 9/25/22 – Fall Retreat – Enjoy a time away from Waco in the beautiful Texas hill country. We are headed to Riverbend Retreat Center on the Brazos River. We will be hearing teaching from Will Walker. The cost is $60 and includes your meals. Learn more and register online here!
  • 1/1 – 1/5 – Winter Conference – Join Baylor Cru for our annual Winter Conference. 1000 students from Cru movements all over Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana for 5 days of awesome teaching, worship, and late night hanging out. It’s like college without all the tests. Learn more and register online now!

Cru Small Groups

Commitment to a small group is one of the best ways to experience community and life the way God intended. Here at Cru we like to think we do these really well! We highly value having fun and walking with Jesus. Find a time and location that works for you! All Gospel Communities meet at 8:00 p.m. on every Tuesday except for our once-a-month, large-group meeting (CRUsday). 

Co-ed Gospel Communities

Earle/Teal/Arbors/University Parks
Leaders: Lauren Adams, Sean McBride, Josh Clark, Collin Holste, Ben Kaisharis
Location: Teal Library

Penland
Leaders: Debbie Chou, Elizabeth Crump, Abbey Morgan, Jacob McAlister, Ben Johnson
Location: Penland Reflection Room

North Russell/South Russell
Leaders: Sarai Del Toro, Maddie Timmermans, Nicole Ownbey, Walker Jackson, Nathan Beck, Justin Ibrahim
Location: Marrs McLean Science Building (lounge area or auditorium classroom)

Ladies' Gospel Communities

North Village (Texana/Heritage House/University House)
Leaders: Brooke McAlister, Cora Frederick
Location: North Village Community Center

Kokernot/Memorial/HRC/Dawson/Brooks/Brooks Flats
Leaders: Caitlyn Williams, Abby Norman, Emily Mahler, Kiely Gilbert
Location: Kokernot Basement

Men's Gospel Communities

Allen/Alexander/Brooks/Brooks Flats
Leaders: Gabe DuPen, Sawyer Alves
Location: Allen Game Room

Martin
Leaders: Jeff Eshenour, Jack Colamarino, Logan Maksimowicz
Location: Martin TV Lounge

Mission Trip Opportunities

In addition to being an awesome campus ministry, Cru is the largest mission organization on the planet next to the Catholic church. We do missions really well. Our trips are focused on helping you be on mission and pouring into you as a college student. Check out the opportunities below.

N.A.M.E.

Dates: May 23, 2023 – Jul 2, 2023 (approximate)
Cost: $5,500 (approximate
Length: 6 weeks

We have seen more people choose to follow Jesus in this country in the last year than in the previous 25 years combined! You can be a part of this amazing harvest this summer. Here is what it would look like:

Imagine sitting at a cosmopolitan street-side cafe…

Other college students surround you in a beautiful city in the Arab world.  You find it easy to slip into conversations about faith, as the call to prayer blares all around you. Over a cup of tea or coffee, it becomes clear that you’re the first Christian they’ve ever talked to.

How did you meet them? Maybe you participated in a cultural exchange on their campus. Perhaps you initiated a conversation with them in a coffee shop or joined a pickup basketball game. Some of your new friends will have responded to evangelistic ads online!

It’s a summer about the breadth and depth of the Gospel – for you and your new friends! You will be reaching one of the spiritually darkest countries in the world, where less than 1% of the population knows Jesus. And you will grow in ways you’ve never imagined as you rely on the Lord through prayer and steps of faith.

During this Summer Mission

In addition to meeting with students and sharing the gospel, you’ll receive training in cross-cultural ministry. You’ll get to learn how to navigate a big city and even speak a little bit of Arabic! Our team will also have regular times of prayer and Bible study and will do some sightseeing.

 

Dates, details and cost are tentative and subject to change. Please reach out to us for more info!

San Diego

Dates: May 30, 2023 – Aug 4, 2023 (approximate)
Cost: $4,000 (approximate)
Length: 9 weeks

Surf’s up in beautiful San Diego! Spend your summer getting into the Word, growing in leadership skills, being equipped to share the gospel, and going deep in relationship with other students from around the country.  As a summer mission we will talk with people about Jesus at work, on campuses in the SanDiego area, on the beach and in the community.  Come be a part of this life-changing experience this summer, all while living just steps from the beach!

 

This is a great mission for students who want to spend their summer in an internship, studying for an entrance exam, or fulfilling school-related requirements while building God’s Kingdom in Southern California.  We also have scholarships available for students from an ethnic minority background (email sdsm@cru.org for details).

 

Dates, details, and cost are tentative and subject to change. Please reach out to us for more info!

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. - Hebrews 10:24-25