We invite you to be part of God's ministry through us with your prayers and giving.
Praise God for 29 years of ministry experience with Cru. And in Christ, (always) the best is yet to come!
Now (again) "home" in Cincinnati where we met, married and together lived and served for our first 15 years on Cru staff, Linda and I remain passionately committed to employing our God-given gifts and abilities to help fulfill God's Great Commission.
I (Greg) now serve Cru City Cincinnati and its Leader Impact emphasis. In addition to engaging others in outreach and discipleship, I look to leverage God-given relationships to help connect believers, churches, ministries to opportunities for greater Kingdom influence--local, national and global.
The past decade God's privileged me to work closely with (then) president of Cru, Steve Douglass and leaders of Cru and other ministries. God has grown my heart to see the body of Christ unite and collaborate, working cooperatively and partnering for increased Kingdom fruitfulness.
Linda serves with the Cru Jesus Film Project. She works with its missions trips team and coordinates leader communication for a new discipleship curriculum, Knowing Jesus--now being translated into 22 major languages. The flagship Jesus Film is now available in more than 1900 languages through an app.
Prior to our time at Cru Headquarters, we served on the field in East Asia (2006-08) and spent our first 13 years with the sports ministry of Athletes in Action. l
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We love to press after large and lofty goals, but we maintain sight of helping to touch the lives that God brings our way.
Greg serves as Partnership and Projects Coordinator, Office of the President of Cru. The past 11 years, he has been privileged to work closely both with, and in support of, Cru president Steve Douglass. Done only via God-dependence, in the power of His Holy Spirit, recent fruit helping to shape God's Kingdom includes (and is not limited to) such items as strengthening Cru global leader communication; strategic leadership of a presidents staff team comprised of many leaders, serving in multiple arenas of internal and external (collaborative) ministry; leading a restructure of Cru global prayer to ignite greater Kingdom-based prayer in coorperation with global prayer igniters/leaders; and the launch, facilitation and support of a President's Partnership Group fostering initiatives of evangelism and discipleship being used by hindred of thousands of believers. Linda provides administrative support for Jesus Film Missions Trips teams - a ministry film now translated into more than 1700 languages. Access multiple Jesus Film resources for free by downloading to your smart phone the J-Film App. Kyle (24) was recently commissioned as fulltime staff of Cru. He will serve the campus ministry at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Ryan (age 18) is a hig school senior. Our history on staff includes two years in East Asia (2006-08) where we helped pioneeer sports ministry there. Prior to that, Greg served as director of operations and Director of Communications and Communications Director for Athletes in Action of Cru. Greg's Book - life and faith story - Born Wrong, Made Right: Thinking Differently to Unleash Your Potential, was released July 2017. It is available on Amazon.com. More info on his life and our ministry, including some of our most recent newsletter reports, appears at gregstoughton.com. Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Yours in Christ's gratitude, Greg and Linda