Inner City Chicago / Agape Center


In Chicago far too many people are familiar with the hopelessness of poverty. Many children, families, schools, and neighborhoods are struggling. That is the reality of poverty. People feel stuck and hopeless.

That's where Cru Inner City comes in. That's where the church comes in. That's where YOU come in. TOGETHER we have been creating options for those struggling with poverty that meet real needs and connect people to Jesus Christ since 1979. We know thousands of people hear the gospel every year through our outreach products, church partnerships, and Agape Center programs.

Cru Inner City's mission is to serve and mobilize the church to live out God's heart for the poor, so all can grow in Christ to build spiritual movements everywhere. Cru is Christ-centered, compassion-driven, and church-based.

As we look to the future, we're trusting God with these 3-year goals:

  • 75,000 gospel engagements
  • 2,500 whole-person discipleship relationships
  • 5,000 Christ-followers trained and mobilized for ministry with people in poverty
  • 12 new staff to increase ministry impact

In order to accomplish these faith-stretching goals, our planned annual budget is $1.4 million. We are totally dependent on the generous financial support of friends like you for ALL of our ministry and mission budget.

Please consider giving a generous gift of $1,800, or some other amount. Or, consider giving your best monthly gift. Your giving will certainly make an eternal impact!

Thanks for your standing with us through your financial and prayer support! We truly could not do this ministry without you! Thank you so much.


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