Thank you for choosing to partner with us to advance the kingdom of God. The work we do at Cru is of vital importance in carrying out the great commission assigned to us by none other than Jesus himself. We truly believe that God is at work in the college students of today, ransoming them, opening their eyes, and calling them to himself. He has young men and women in this generation who he will raise up for his glory. Particularly we believe he is at work drawing college athletes and students of every tribe and tongue and nation to himself.
Our mission is proclaiming the name of Jesus to those who don't know him and making disciples who will make disciples. We currently pursue this mission now as a married couple, by serving on two different ministry teams, Jamie with Athletes in Action and Spencer with Bridges International.
Athletes in Action is a branch of Cru that seeks above all else to make Disciples who Make Disciples. This is the mission within the athletic department at the University of Minnesota. We pray that every student athlete involved in the Athletes in Action ministry would encounter Jesus Christ, grow as a follower of Christ in community with others, and be equipped to make more disciples of Christ for a lifetime!In light of our mission, Athletes in Action at Minnesota is not only focused locally, but shares God's heart in the global proclamation of the gospel to raise up disciples in every nation! Through world partnerships, Minnesota has linked arms with local staff and students in Puerto Rico to create biblical movements of Christ-following athletes on university campuses all over the island!
Bridges International is a branch of Cru that aims to share the love of Christ with the many International students God has brought to our doorstep. Each year around 1,000,000 students from all corners of the earth come to the U.S. to study. Many of these students are from countries and communities where they have never had an opportunity to hear about Jesus or have a friendship with a Christ follower. Our hope and prayer is that during their time here in the U.S. we can love, serve, share Christ with, and disciple International students for the glory of God. Our team in Minneapolis focuses on the University of MN and St Thomas campuses.
Both Student Athletes and International students are the future leaders and influencers in their respective cultures. We believe that reaching both groups today will have an eternal impact on countless lives tomorrow. Thank you for joining us in this vital mission, we could not do it without you. If you would like to know more about either one of our ministries feel free to contact us at:
Jamie - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 407-632-2399
Spencer - Email: email@example.com. Cell: 763-453-1271
Grace and Peace,
Spencer and Jamie Grow