Cru knows you. Cru knows missions.
This summer, thousands of students will go around the world on a Summer Mission with Cru. They will see God move with their own eyes – and through their own lives.
As the largest missionary organization in the world, Cru knows how to prepare you, and send you to be effective. Cru’s full-time staff missionaries don’t just lead the trip, but also focus on pouring into you as you pour into others – guiding you, training and encouraging you. Our expertise with college students merge with our global ministry partnerships to form a summer that is significant to both you and the local ministries.
On a Summer Mission with Cru, you will:
Go with a team of other college students
Grow Closer to God
Experience the meaning of community
Bring the Gospel to people who need Jesus
See the world through God’s eyes
Learn to articulate the Gospel to anybody, anywhere
Cru at Appstate has an ongoing partnership with Spain, specifically the ministry in Madrid. This means praying for and sending long term and short term teams to serve.
The local Cru campus ministry in Madrid is called Cristianos Universitarios and has students involved from multiple universities. Spanish university students are overwhelmingly secular, meaning that while many believe in God and even have some Christian connections, religion and personal faith are not of utmost importance to them. Most still have no real understanding of who Jesus is or what he did and in most cases, don’t even know one other person who truly follows Jesus. With that said there is growing hunger for meaning, spiritual truth, and Jesus on the university campus.
The summer mission gives local staff and students a burst of energy by generating new contacts and opportunities. A big felt need in Madrid is to learn and improve in English. You will have the opportunity to start English clubs and language exchanges where you can serve students, share your faith, and help connect new students to the existing campus movements. You will also get chances to meet students on campus by using evangelistic tools. Come be a part of what God is doing in Madrid!