Have you heard of the Four Spiritual Laws? It’s likely you have seen this booklet (or “Know God Personally”) if you ever encountered Cru on your college campus. I was not familiar with this booklet until I joined Cru staff. Although I don’t remember seeing Cru on my campuses, I was already familiar with the concepts inside this little book. I learned them growing up in church. Not everyone can say that.
College life is a time of freedom and independence in which, sadly, many students get pulled into a downward spiral. I’m grateful for the young people who care for and are committed to reaching students in a way that will positively impact their lives and their eternity.
At my recent New Staff Training, probably half the new staff there will be ministering to students on college campuses. Quite a few shared that they came to know Jesus as their savior in college because someone from Cru took the time to get to know them and to share the Good News.
I learned it’s not easy to simply walk up to someone you don’t know and begin an intentional conversation that turns to spiritual matters. This is called “initiative evangelism.” One afternoon during training, we were tasked with going into town to share our faith. Even though I want people to know Christ, I was struggling – I have trouble starting any conversation with a stranger. I finally managed to talk with one person. She is a college student, active in her church, familiar with Cru, and already knows Christ. So, I passed along the Four Spiritual Laws booklet to her and asked her to share with someone else.
Thank you to Cru campus staff who are shaping the future of young people everywhere by introducing them to the God of the universe. I pray for hearts to be open to the leadership of Christ who wants to know them personally.
You can find out what’s in this little book at cru.org.