<< Cru.org
A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ

Our Values

Our Values

 

Gospel Growth

Jesus himself told us to “bear fruit and so prove to be my disciples” (John 15:8). We bear fruit by living a life that is directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5). We believe the gospel should be absolutely central to our lives and ministry because it is the power for salvation for the unbeliever and power for sanctification for the believer (Rom. 1:16, Col. 1:3-6).

Litmus test: gospel sowing, new believers, delight in God, joyful obedience, repentance and faith

Healthy Community

God’s ultimate plan, which he set forth in Christ, is to unite all things in heaven and earth (Eph. 1:10). We have been united with Christ and adopted into the family of God (Eph. 1:5). Therefore, we are called to exercise humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another in love (Eph. 4:1-2). We are to speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15) and serve with the gifts we’ve been given to build up the body (Eph. 4:12). Jesus is not merely saving individuals, but a people for his own possession (1 Peter 2:9). We hope that our love for God and each other would draw people to Jesus and be a tangible expression of his  Kingdom at KSU.

Litmus test: family-like love and commitment, truth and grace environment, serving each other, inviting others in

Missional Living

The mission that Jesus gave us is to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). We don’t exist for ourselves, but for the mission of Jesus. We are not a collection of consumers, but consecrated missionaries who are being continually set apart from a life of serving sin so that we can play a role in God’s plan of redemption. We desire that every believer on campus would have a missionary spirit that seeks to engage the lost with the purpose of inviting them into the family of God.

Litmus test: friendships with lost students, immersion with a specific people or place on campus, gospel conversations

Multiplying Leaders

God accomplishes his mission by reproducing leaders (2 Tim. 2). Therefore, we make discipleship our primary objective and seek to multiply staff, volunteers, and student leaders who constantly try to “work themselves out of a job” through the training cycle of: modeling, assisting, watching, and leaving.

Litmus test: [Students are] discipling others, launching new movements, and leading ministry teams, community groups, and missional efforts

Campus Renewal

God called the Israelites who were exiled to Babylon to “seek the welfare of the city” and to “pray to the Lord on its behalf” (Jer. 29:4-7). Pastor Tim Keller says, “The gospel… is not just a ‘wonderful plan for my life’ but a ‘wonderful plan’ for the world.” God has a plan for the campus and is using us as the means by which he will bless it. Therefore, we seek to serve the campus in tangible ways instead of critiquing or condemning.

Litmus test: listening to others, praying for the campus, partnering with campus organizations, service

© 2017 K-State Cru - A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ