Beyond Tradition

  They met with a dream: to equip the Church in Egypt to reach the lost by going beyond cultural norms of big, traditional church services. It was 2016. The 21 pastors planned to start with the Global Church Movements training, MC2 (Multiplying Churches and faith Communities). MC2 is designed to help establish biblical,...

Sold Out

  “What do you want to be sold out to?” The theme question of Destiny 2018, an Easter conference in Abuja, Nigeria, seemed to touch the hearts of many of the 647 students and young professionals attending. They responded with faith and commitment. 37 persons stated their calling to full-time ministry 89 became Great...

The Answer was Online

    Norah is from a closed country in the Arabian Gulf. With problems at home, she had a deep need for love. She found no love in Islam. After a failed suicide attempt, Norah searched online, trying to discover who God is and if Christianity could bring her love. She found a Cru...

Officers Accept the Challenge

    In the 1980s, an International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL)* student in Baguio City, Philippines, helped Cadet Manny Salamat grow in his Christian faith at the Philippine Military Academy. Today, Major General Manny Salamat is the Commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps, the elite combat force at the forefront of the fighting...

Spiritual Multiplication: HomeBuilder* Style

    Jaime and Annie Cruz wanted to strengthen their relationship, and they realized that God was calling them to lead a couple’s ministry at their church in Quezon City, Philippines. They didn’t know where to start, but when their daughter Ella met Bethel at university, 200 kilometers (124 miles) from home, things began...

Abundant Fruit

  “At university, I attended a follow-up group only because my friend wanted me to go,” Jasmine says. “I come from a church-going family, but most of my relatives still believed in ancestor worship. When I was a little girl I was brought to the shaman. “I came to know Christ personally when I...

BIBLICAL TRUTH

“I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) One of the young women I disciple came to me in tears. She was so upset, our first moments together were spent...

BOLD IN HIM

“Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.” Ephesians 6:19,20 (Holman Christian Standard...

DISCIPLESHIP IN RAW FORM

Recently I attended an open-mic night at the home of Dr. Jody Armour. Dr. Armour hosted this event for a group of about 50 artists. The artists had been given a topic the previous Friday and had spent the week creating a spoken word, rap, poem or painting around the topic. Each participant had...

“No, I won’t share the gospel”

  Ryan and Troy were best friends in high school, and naturally became roommates when they arrived at university in Michigan, USA. A believer coming from a solid youth group, Ryan was eager to get involved with Cru, a campus ministry. He enjoyed having the Cru community and Christ-centered direction in his life.  ...