Active Duty, National Guard, & Reserve
As our servicemen and women defending our freedom, you and your families face unique challenges. The pressures that come from deployment, coping with the effects of war, and stress that comes from your military job are often not fully understood by your non-military family and peers. Cru Military recognizes the need for spiritual support and guidance that address your specific needs.
Through small groups, biblical resources, and partnerships with Chaplains, and community-based ministries, Cru Military helps develop you spiritually throughout your career. We provide resources and lay counselor training for recovery from PTSD and combat trauma, as well as resources and seminars to develop and maintain strong covenantal marriages and godly families. Find encouragement and faith in God while facing difficult battles at home and in defense of our country.
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2 ESV You can create opportunities for new hopes, new goals and new dreams at any time. However, if you wrestle with PTS, a new year may also bring new fears, anxieties and […]Read More
The fact is that God’s Word, the Bible, is our authority, not our feelings. The Christian lives by faith in the trustworthiness of God and His Word. Take, for example, a flak vest. It is a fact that a flak vest, equipped with ceramic plates, will provide protection from most bullets or pieces of shrapnel […]Read More
Written By: Hope N. Griffin Military life brings with it a number of defining moments. Here are a few my family has experienced over the last ten years: Enlistment Moving to our first duty station Deployments Volunteer work within the community Death of close friends Caregiving following combat injuries Medical Retirement Not every defining moment […]Read More
God established the government as a provision and protection for the earth. Until the time of Noah, God had been the One who issued judgment against evil on the earth. When Cain killed Abel, God judged Cain and would not allow man to harm him. Genesis 4:15 says, “Then the LORD put a mark on […]Read More
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. — Psalm 42:5 Has loneliness during deployment caused you to “talk to yourself”? Do you often feel that no one understands your situation? Perhaps […]Read More
Betrayed and Feeling Helpless, This Military Wife Trusted God Purposeful Love and Grace We first encountered the young Marine who was assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion when we volunteered to bring goodies during the weekly Bible study the chaplain had every Wednesday evening in their barracks. This Marine was the one leading the Bible […]Read More
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2 ESV A new year typically offers us opportunity for new hopes, new goals and new dreams. However, a new year may also bring new fears, anxieties and many negative emotions – particularly for those who wrestle with […]Read More
Where was God for Alexander? The better question is: where are you? Job 2:9–13 Alexander A. was 49 years old, too old to serve under his nation’s current rules, but he was determined. He had many years’ experience running artillery batteries and anti-aircraft systems, and his country needed him, so he was not to be put […]Read More
God created us for community, so no matter where we are, we need to get plugged into a group of believers whom we can serve shoulder to shoulder with, and who will help us in our growth and walk. Below you will find links to resources to help you connect with like-minded believers in your […]Read More
“This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven: May your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have […]Read More
Chaplain? Father Mulcahy! For many, the only chaplain they’ve seen is Father Mulcahy on the TV show M.A.S.H. A kind-hearted, wise and faithful priest, he was a key supporting character. In watching all the episodes that feature the father, you begin to get a sense of the breadth of duties he was responsible for. But […]Read More
The definition used by the military says that “spiritual fitness” is about core values, beliefs, and the source of one’s meaning in life. The U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program lists five domains in which each soldier needs to be established: PHYSICAL – EMOTIONAL – SOCIAL – FAMILY – SPIRITUAL. It is particularly important to the Christian […]Read More