Cru Military is
A division of Cru, formerly Campus Crusade for Christ, and we are a caring community passionate about connecting the military community to Jesus Christ!
Recruits and Enlisted: GATEWAYS
Boot Camp & Technical Training
We are launching movements with recruits and enlisted personnel at the service boot camps, basic combat training, technical training centers and other operational locations. We have missionary staff and volunteer teams at most of the Nation’s basic training centers such as Lackland AFB, TX, Fort Jackson, SC., Fort Benning GA, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC., and at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL. Every Sunday we have the privilege of teaching thousands of recruits in our religious education classes under the sponsorship of military chaplains. Out of these thousands we see hundreds accepting Jesus Christ as their savior each week of the year and then go on to grow in their faith. Each year we see about 12,000 decisions for Christ at the Gateway sites and we touch 220,000 recruits with the gospel message.
Cadets, Midshipmen & Officers,
Service Academies, ROTC, Campus Operational Locations
We are launching movements on college campuses and service academies. We believe it is important to train our young cadets and midshipmen to lead like Jesus and be servant-leaders. We want them to go out from the college campuses and academies with a commission to lead for a lifetime and have a strategic impact for Jesus Christ. Today we have full time missionary staff at most of the military academies and some of the major college ROTC detachments such as Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, and the Citadel. In addition we have student-led Valor ministry at over 100 college campuses across the country. Recently we have implemented similar ministry in Panama and Honduras with exchange programs between these countries and Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.
Warriors & Families
We are launching movements among families. We have operational ministry around the world for our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and their families. We are at places such as Fort Hood, TX, Fort Bragg, NC, Camp Pendleton, CA, Langley AFB, Lakenheath Airbase, England and many others. We see powerful ministry occurring through our HomeBuilders small groups, our marriage ministry done in conjunction with Family Life. We also have a Bridges to Healing Ministry focused on bringing the healing power of Jesus Christ into the lives of combat trauma sufferers and their families. Through each of these ministries and others, troops and families are healed, strengthened and equipped to live victorious lives in Christ. We are also touching segments of the retired and veteran populations of generations past going back to the WW II generation.
Churches, Chapels & Communities
The military field is ripe for harvest and we cannot do it alone. There are hurting veterans and families in every community in America and in every country across the globe and God has placed churches, chapels and caring community organizations in each of these locations. Only with the compassionate care of these organizations will we see significant traction in the spiritual care of our global military community. Toward that end we are developing a powerful web-based training seminar that can be exported to every community and church in America. This resource will enable and empower both faith-based and secular organizations to reach out and provide Christ’s love and healing hand to our Warriors and families.
Jeff & Mary's current focus is on the DC Metroplex and the ten military bases in the area - with both active duty and veterans and their families.