Chicago Metro Campus Ministry Scholarships

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Win.
Build.
Send.

This has been our passion since 1951.

As Chicago students are WON to a relationship with Jesus and BUILT in their faith, Cru Chicago seeks to provide environments and experiences that will deepen students' experience of God. We do this by SENDing them to retreats, conferences, and missions trips.

Cru Chicago sends students to several events throughout the year, including:

  • Fall Retreat: A weekend getaway in October, focused on connecting students to God and to one another
  • IndyCC: A regional conference with 2000 students from IL, OH, IN, and MI on December 28-January 1. Students experience dynamic speakers, musicians, and training during this life-changing week.
  • Big Break: Not your average Spring Break! This is a week-long conference at a Panama City Beach resort, where students are trained how to share their faith and then sent out every afternoon to initiate spiritual conversations with those on the beach. Amazing!
  • Ecuador Missions Trips: Cru Chicago is committed to Winning, Building, and Sending students in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This city of 3 million people is home to 120,000 college students, and Cru Chicago has partnered with the student ministry there to help grow the movements on several campuses. 

Here are a few comments from students:

"IndyCC changed my life."

"During the morning of our first day [in Ecuador], we walked up to a table of 2 guys. I got to share my testimony in Spanish and talk with the about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus. One prayed to invite Christ into his life!"

"The retreat helped me to realize that I needed to forgive my father and work on our relationship.”

"I fell in love with God again."

Cru Chicago loves to provide scholarships to these opportunities for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate. Your gift can make a significant difference in students' lives as they lift their eyes to the Lord and step out of their comfort zones to experience His love and work.

If you are giving in response to an individual student's request for financial support, please type the student's name in the "comments" box as you check out. We will then ensure that student receives credit for your gift. 

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