There are so many things competing to grab the hearts and minds of college students: pressure to succeed, worldviews, longings for acceptance to name a few. But, in the face of these things competing for their attention, God is powerfully at work and bringing an increasing number of students into relationship with Himself.
Students are making decisions on the college campus today that will affect the rest of their lives, and eternity. Although the worldwide population of college students is only 1%, within that powerful percent are leaders who will shape the world for years to come. We are trusting God to reach the 110 million college students of the World with the message of Christ. Every student, every campus. Then, we are trusting God to turn those students into lifetime laborers who make a difference for Christ no matter where they chose to go, whether it is in the workplace or serving the Lord full-time.
Our piece of the pie is trusting God to impact Clemson University and Anderson University. Set in a college town with a beautiful backdrop of lakeshore and mountains, Clemson University attracts students looking for a rigorous academic experience, world-class research opportunities, strong sense of community and vibrant school spirit. Anderson is the largest private school in SC and invites students to come as they are and discover who they are meant to be. Our hearts are to see students and faculty come to know Jesus at both of these schools, grow in their faith, and tell others about Him. We believe that if we can reach both of these schools with the Gospel, it can and will have an eternal impact world-wide.
We would love to share a little about our organization. Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) is a ministry worldwide that seeks to help build spiritual movements everywhere, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. Cru was started in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus and has known grown into a worldwide movement with over 27,000 staff members, over 60 different ministries, and now touches the lives of people in every segment of society and in every corner of the world.
Some important links:
• Cru Statement of Faith: https://www.cru.org/us/en/about/statement-of-faith.html
“If we reach the campus today, we reach the world tomorrow.” -Bill Bright