Who We Are
We are a caring community passionate about connecting the global military community to Jesus Christ.
We are individuals, churches, chaplains … people just like you … drawn together to spiritually build up the military community by meeting them at their greatest point of need.
Our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others while helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship.
Currently, our National Team ministers to American service members in the United States and around the world, while our International Team, known as Military Ministry, ministers to the militaries of 31 other countries. Our active strategies address the spiritual needs of cadets and midshipmen at service academies, recruits in basic training, active duty members, national guardsmen, reservists, veterans, retirees, combat trauma and PTS sufferers, spouses, marriages, and families. We also train individuals, churches, and ministries seeking to minister to the military community.
Together we can see this community grow so that everyone in the global military community knows someone who truly follows Jesus. In doing so, we believe many will become followers of Christ who in turn evangelize and disciple others. Guided by these aspirations, we pursue our mission with humility, compassion, and excellence because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.
- Cru Military was established in 1965 as Military Ministry at the direct request of Crusade founder Bill Bright, who recognized the military as a strategic audience for Christian outreach. The International ministry of Cru Military is still known as Military Ministry.
- Cru Military has 115 full/part-time staff and 653 volunteers serving at 42 ministry locations across the United States and in 31 countries around the world.
- More than 16,000 military members receive Jesus Christ into their lives every year as the Holy Spirit works through Cru Military staff and volunteers.
- Cru Military is mobilizing volunteers, training churches and communities across America and around the world for effective ministry to military members, veterans and families in their midst.
- Cru Military offers spiritual resources that help caring Christians reach out in love to the global military community.
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