Cru Overview

"We have an opportunity to invest our lives, our time, our talent and our treasure to help fulfill what our Lord came into this world to do and commissioned us to do...‘Be my witnesses.' "         
—Bill Bright

1951, by Bill (1921 – 2003) and Vonette Bright on the UCLA campus, under the name of Campus Crusade for Christ

Steve Douglass

Orlando, Florida


Cru is an interdenominational Christian evangelism and discipleship ministry committed to giving people everywhere the opportunity to know and experience God's love and plan for their lives.

Cru is the U.S. ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International.

Cru offers spiritual guidance, resources and programs tailored for people from all cultures in every walk of life through some 29 diverse outreaches, including:

  • Some 2,400 campus ministries engaging more than 82,000 involved students in the U.S.

  • Partnership with more than 2,000 churches and organizations to reach America’s poor with the resources they need to survive and overcome the challenges of poverty.

  • Marriage and family outreaches to 12 million people annually through media, conferences and locally hosted events.

  • Athletic outreaches in 85 nations and on 200 college campuses in the U.S., along with sports media that touches the lives of an estimated 100 million people annually.

  • Ministry to military installations and communities in 50 states as well as deployed units (ships, flight lines and foxholes).

  • The Jesus Film, translated in more than 1,300 languages and shown in every nation on earth. To date it is responsible for 6.5 billion exposures to the gospel and 230 million indicated decisions for Christ. 

For a complete list of Cru's ministries, visit