A partnership is all about a Chicago Ministry (sometimes along with other Cru ministries) pulling together the manpower to start new ministries internationally. These partnerships pioneer groups at strategic universities with the vision to start spiritual movements lead by nationals
There are five stages to a partnership.
- International Summer Missions
- STINT teams
- International Campus Staff
- National (East Asian) Staff raised up
- National staff sent out as laborers to other countries
How can I be involved in a partnership?
Pray! Ask the Lord to move in the hearts of students at our partnership locations. Pray for the teams that are there long term and for short trips. Pray for more laborers. Get other people at your school excited and praying for your partnership.
Go! Give your time to reaching another culture with the message that they can have a personal relationship with God. There are three options, from small commitment to big.
Spring Break – Spring Break trips are offered during most spring break weeks. Get overseas and share the Gospel with students in another country!
Summer Mission – Give your summer to God. Summer Missions give you opportunities to have deeper friendships with students, maybe pick up a bit of the language and culture, and see how God will make amazing changes in the hearts the world’s students.
STINT (Short Term Intern) – STINT is a one or two-year program aiding long-term workers in helping to raise up nationals for the ministry. The focus of STINT is evangelism and discipleship. You’ll be doing ministry in the context of a team, ministering alongside other Americans and students.
Cru Chicago has just started a partnership with East Asia.