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2023 Summer

No matter where you are in your spiritual journey

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Leadership Summit

Friday, August 26, 2023

Fellowship CrossPoint Church

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First J-Cru

Friday, September 29,2023

Evangel Chursh

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Fall Retreat

Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8

Camp Tecumseh

Finishing
the Semester Well

Is there anyone that you need to initiate a spiritual conversation with, or share the gospel with before break? A roommate, classmate, co-worker? Is there unresolved conflict that you need to resolve, either you apologizing or talking with someone who has offended you? Is there anyone that you need to encourage with what you see in them? Is there anything within the Cru ministry that you need to do to tie up lose ends before the semester ends? Perhaps in a leadership role you have or maybe it's to challenge someone to go with you to Winter Conference with you? Are you finishing well with all of your classes and being a good steward of the calling of a student that God has placed on your life?Thinking ahead into the break, hat are your plans to walk with Jesus throughout the break?

Once you get home you will have family events and freedom to watch Netflix for hours on end. If you don't make plans of how you are going to walk with Jesus over the break it can be very hard to start the habit once you change environments, so make the plans before you leave for break. What will you study in the bible? What time of day will you spend your time with The Lord at home? Where will you be in fellowship? Do you have a home church? Who at home do you need to pursue with the gospel? Is there a person or group of people that lead you down a path of temptation, if so how might you approach this time home differently from previous breaks?

Summer of Theology with Cru

Have you ever wanted to grow in knowing WHY you believe what you do? As a follower of Jesus, we know you’d like to sharpen your theology, but it can be hard to do that during the school year. Summer of Theology is a ten week experience that exists to strengthen your spiritual core, all while you take summer school classes, complete an internship, or work a summer job. 

Helpful Summer Tips

Now that the school year and weekly on-campus Cru meetings are over…sad face…We want to encourage you to stay connected with God and His Kingdom vision throughout the summer.

SET YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE…(

COLOSSIANS 3:1-2)

Did you realize…summertime makes up a quarter of your year? And by extension a quarter of your life?!? If you’re 20, that means that summer has made up 5 YEARS of your life so far! That’s a pretty big portion, and we want to encourage you to keep a Kingdom-Focused mindset during these next three months. These months will be what you make them. Create your plans, commit them to the Lord, and watch as God amazes you with His glory.

Connecting with God through...

GOD’S WORD

Take advantage of Cru’s Train & Grow materials - tons of studies and resources to choose from!* YouVersion app has the Bible and tons of cool FREE devotionals to choose from. You can also connect with friends through the app.

COMMUNITY - FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS

Stay or get connected with a local church. Contact your staff member for help finding a solid church near your home. OR sign up for Cru’s Summer of Theology (more info below).

PRAYER

Keep a “Faithful to Five” list of five people whom you want to faithfully pray for. Use the Names of God to give adoration to God in your prayers. Memorize a verse and use it as you pray for yourself and others.

WORSHIP MUSIC ~ WORSHIP GOD WITH A SONG

Check out amenworldwide.com for great Christian music videos and radio! Spotify Follow your brothers and sisters in Christ on Spotify or Apple Music and share songs with each other.

CREATIVE WORSHIP ~ WORSHIP GOD THROUGH ART OR OTHER CREATIVE WAYS

Be creative ~ Worship God through artwork, writing a poem, or some other creative way. Allow God’s character and His Word to inspire you.

NATURE

God reveals Himself through creation. Summer is an awesome time to go for a prayer walk outside or get refreshed as you take in the beauty of God’s creation.

SHARING YOUR FAITH ~ WORSHIP GOD WITH MORE THAN A SONG

Set some personal “stepping out of your comfort zone” goals, such a sharing the gospel with at least three non-believers.

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