5 Simple Ideas for Reaching Out this Year

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You may not be aware of these various outreach ministries which are part of Cru.  As you know, for a long time Cru has expanded to reach out to segments far beyond the college campus.

These are some of the easiest and best “volunteer-ready” ministry strategies we have.

Why not jump in and utilize one of these ready-made, ready-for-you outreaches?  It could be a great way for you to touch someone’s life for Christ.  Let us know how we can help you put these into action!

1)  Go on a Short Term Missions Trip to an Unreached People Group

      StoryRunners is an exciting new outreach to plant churches among the unreached  StoryRunners is an exciting new Bible Storying and Church Planting effort in partnership with Cru, Wycliffe and others.  If you like hearing and telling stories, you’ll love the extremely simple training approach of StoryRunners.  Learn more:  http://www.storyrunners.com/serve

2)  Host an Art of Marriage outreach for couples in your neighborhood

Art of Marriage  If you can press “play” on your DVD player, then you can host one of these events at home.  The Art of Marriage Event consists of six video sessions typically held on a Friday night and Saturday. These videos combine dramatic stories, real-life testimonies, expert interviews, humorous vignettes and other teaching methods to lay out God’s design for marriage. Guests attending the event are each provided a manual with projects to help them apply the principles taught in each session. Over 175,000 people have attended one of over 3000 events hosted by people like you since 2011!  See details here:  http://www.familylife.com/events/featured-events/the-art-of-marriage

 3)  Help Cru distribute Care Boxes in the Inner City

Serve the homeless, hungry or underprivileged in the city  Cru has an inner city compassion presence in many large cities in the U.S.  Each of them have a great need for volunteers – particularly during holiday seasons when extra care boxes are typically distributed.  See this Video to learn more – http://vimeo.com/51773231

 4)  Cru Military Ministry – help reach out to military families

Help active duty or military familiesYou can help send Rapid Deployment Kits (including Bible and Bible Study materials) to active duty personnel.  If military families are in your area, you can help offer Bridges to Healing or simply pray regularly for families by name.  See details: http://www.militaryministry.org/

 5)  Help pack GAiN Hygeine Kits for hunger/disaster relief

Many ways to help with Global Aid:  Care packages; Hunger Relief, Sewing Kits, Medical Missions GAiN (Global Aid Network) is Cru’s Humanitarian Ministry.  After the earthquake in Haiti, GAiN packed, shipped and distributed over 1 Million meals.  See our post from Jan 2010 about it here.  They also offer medical missions trips.  Learn more here:  http://gainusa.org/getinvolved