Hello! My name is Katie Peppers and I am joining Cru as Part-Time Staff for Northwestern Pennsylvania!
God has been using Cru in my life since my first week of college when I found a piece of candy with Cru meeting information where soon I found authentic, Christ-centered community. God uses Cru to help reach college students with the gospel just like myself and dozens of college students on Slippery Rock, Edinboro, Clarion, Grove City, and Penn State Behrend's campus'. It is amazing to see students come into a relationship with the Lord, being built up in their faith, and being sent out all over the world, living their life on mission.
For students in this region of Pennsylvania, it is our mission to see lost students become life-long Christ-centered laborers. Our purpose is to see spiritual movements built up on campuses in Northwestern, PA to help win students for Christ, build life-changing community, and sending students out into the world, ready and equipped for a lifetime of ministry. It will be my job to initiate, encourage, challenge, and mentor the students in faith.
The Other Part Time Ministry:
I will also be working with my church, The Cross | Erie, to reach and serve the marginalized community of Downtown Erie, PA. This community is located in one of the top 5 poorest zip codes in the entire United States and has been severely under served for a long time. As the church serves the surrounding community, I will be organizing week long youth missions trips to join us in serving that community.
The thing that I am most excited about is combining the visions of these two different ministries, bringing together the goal of making sure that “everyone, everywhere knows someone that truly follows Jesus” with ministering to the marginalized the way that Jesus did. Students have already started to catch that vision as they have attended The Cross, served dinner to the community, and attended spring break missions trips.
How You Can Support The Ministry:
There are several ways that you can partner with me in ministry:
- Financial Partnership - These gifts fund my salary and all other ministry expenses. I have a monthly goal of $2500.
- Prayer Partnership - All ministry requires a TON of prayer! As you are praying for me and the hearts of students on campus, I will be praying for you as well. I will send you monthly prayer letters with specific praises and requests!
- Community Connections - There are people within your sphere of influence, that would be encouraged and excited to hear about my ministry and I would LOVE if you connected me to those people so that they can also partner with me! I can not build a ministry team on my own, I need your help!
The key part to all of this is that our relationship becomes a PARTNERSHIP! As you are caring for me and supporting me, I will extend the same care and prayer to you.
Please email me at any time!
Thank you for supporting me to help reach Northwestern Pennsylvania with the Gospel!