FAQs

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Here are the most common questions we typically receive. If your question isn’t answered here, please contact us.


About Us

Why the Military?

  1. God ordained the military with a purpose.

A government (including its military) can be a tremendous blessing to a nation or its greatest curse. The Bible teaches that the purpose of the military is to administer God’s justice (Romans 13:1-4). God desires governments to protect its people from the evil actions of sinful people. It is important for military men and women to walk with God so that they can fulfill God’s intended purpose for their service.

  1. Historically God has used the military for His mission.

God has used the militaries of the world to strategically spread the gospel and accomplish His purposes. In the time of the Roman Empire, Rome would advance its territory by first sending the military to civilize a territory, then they would send in leaders to establish government. The Praetorian Guard would be assigned governing positions as a reward for their service. Paul says in Philippians 1:12-13, “ Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, so that my imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else.”

We believe God is at work in the militaries of the world to not only administer His justice, but also bring the goodness that comes through the life transforming message of Christ.

  1. The military is a unique culture that requires unique ministry.

The military is a unique culture within any country. It has its own support systems, rhythms of life, and challenges. Today, many military families are separated because of deployments, causing unique relationship challenges that many civilians do not face. Men and women in the armed forces experience and have to learn to cope with the effects of war. Common challenges like leadership stress, peer pressure are felt with greater intensity.

How can I partner with you?

We partner with a number of great organizations – for profit and not-for-profit. Select one of our three types of partnerships to learn more:

Who supports Cru Military?

Thousands of individuals and dozens of U.S. corporations, foundations and other organizations support Cru Military each year. Learn more about our needs and how you can support Cru Military.

What does the name Cru in Cru Military mean?
Cru Military is a division of Cru. We are Cru’s military ministry. Internationally Cru Military is known as Military Ministry. Internationally Cru is known as Campus Crusade for Christ. Cru is not an acronym.

Where is Cru Military located?
We are a missionary organization with staff and volunteers serving all over the US and in nearly 30 countries. We have two support centers one in Newport News, Virginia for our HR, Finance, National, and International administrative staff which serves as our liaison to the Cru headquarters in Florida. The second support center is in Beaufort, South Carolina for our Development and External Communications team.

Who supports Cru Military?
Thousands of individuals and dozens of U.S. corporations, foundations and other organizations support Cru Military each year. Learn more about our needs and how you can support Cru Military.

How can I obtain an information packet on Cru Military?
Contact our Development and External Communications Team. Mailing address:
Main phone number: 1-800-444-6006
Email: development@crumilitary.org
Mailing address: Cru Military, Development, 2015 Boundary Street Ste. 235, Beaufort, SC 29902

Can I use the Cru Military name logo, stories, and or video to raise awareness of your work?
We are excited to work with you to raise awareness. Please contact us so we can work together.

I am having technical difficulties with your website.
Please report errors to militaryministry@crumilitary.org.


Finances & Giving

Please check out this separate page with FAQs specific to finances & giving.


Resources

I want to learn more about spiritual resources for PTSD that I can use at a Veterans group study in my church.
We have a number of great resources available for you. In the Resource Store you will find The Combat Trauma Healing Manual and When War Comes Home.  Plus you can view Cru Military recommended third party resources related to combat trauma/PTSD.

Can you tell me when and where marriage seminars (Weekend to Remember) are being held?
You can find the schedule for all the marriage seminars and events done by our partner ministry, Family Life, at www.familylife.com/events. You can learn more about those events that minister directly to military couples and possible scholarships at militaryreadyfamily.org.

Can I get any materials to help start a military ministry in my church?
Check out our Engage the military in your midst: Online Seminar (E-Kit). This free training series with downloadable resources will help your church understand more about ministering to the military in your area.

Are any of your resources available in Spanish or other languages?
We are sorry, but no. Not at this time.

Do you have any materials I can download to my Kindle/Nook/E-reader?
Our “Combat Trauma Healing Manual” and “When War Comes Home” are available on Amazon in the near future and we have other books in the works. Please check back here or at our Resource Store.


Seeking Help & Advice

I need prayer.
We want to pray with and for you. You can submit your prayer requests here on this site. You will also see there how many people have prayed for you.

Can you connect me with a counselor who is familiar with issues unique to military personnel and their families?
We cannot, but a very good way to find a counselor in your area is to contact the American Association of Christian Counselors. They can give you a list of member counselors in your area. You will need to interview the counselor to find out if they are familiar with military issues. You can also try contacting your local church for recommendations.

Can you recommend churches in the area where my (child, spouse, friend) is now assigned?
MilitaryFaith.org and MilitaryBeliever.com provide information and means to connect you with churches and ministries in your area.

Does Cru Military offer financial assistance or grants?
Cru Military is not a funding agency and therefore does not provide financial support directly to individuals or organizations.

My son or daughter is considering enlisting. Do you have any advice for us?
We cannot give you any advice concerning whether or not your child (or you) should enlist in the military. There are great reasons to consider it. What we would like to suggest is that you consider how to prepare yourself spiritually.


Help Getting Involved

What positions or opportunities are available for ministry to military within Cru Military?
We will be glad to talk with you about ways you can serve or volunteer with Cru Military. Visit our career section to learn more about opportunities and staff categories.

Who do I contact about partnering with Cru Military?
We partner with a number of great organizations – for profit and not-for-profit. Please contact us about partnering with you. We will have someone connect with you directly to discuss it.

I want to write thank you notes (or be a pen pal) to a military person. Can you give me any addresses?
We are sorry, but because of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) we cannot give out any of the names or addresses of those service members we know. Please check out Privacy Statement for more information.

I want to send care packages to deployed soldiers. Can you give me the name and address of someone, or send the package for me?
We are sorry, but because of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) we cannot give out any of the names or addresses of those service members we know. Please check out Privacy Statement for more information. However, we do have some information about care packages that you might find useful.

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