How to Start a Campus Ministry
Step by Step
Share in the Vision
Our most significant ministry happens when we train students to become missionaries to their peers. We call it "Win, Build, Send."
What is your Vision?
- After spending a significant amount of time in prayer and the Word, what needs of teenagers are most pressing on your heart?
- How would things be different if all teenagers at school would come to know Christ?
- What do you want to see God do at your local school? How do you want the school to be different 2-4 years from now?
Talk to a Coach
Share your vision with your Campus Ministry leadership and then call Cru High School. You can talk to a local Cru High School staff person in your area or call Cru High School's Coaching Center at 877-GoCampus to speak with a personal ministry coach who is available to provide phone “coaching” or training, along with tools and encouragement - all for free.
In order for you to use the name Cru High School or (Cru) Campus Crusade for Christ for your ministry or activites, you'll need to apply and be accepted. Also all volunteers who work with Student Venture need to apply.
Recruit a Team
Share the vision for your ministry with others and give them specific roles to play
Tactics: Create a Ministry Plan
Step 1: Pray
Find others who will pray with you and for you.
Step 2: Scout the Campus
Learn the unique needs and ways of life at the school.
Step 3: Meet & Gather Students
Go to the campus or wherever teens hang out.
Step 4: Decode the Campus
Observe how students hang out in natural group
Step 5: Choose a Group to Reach
Please be aware of legal issues and protective measures that need to be taken when working with minors.