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    Cru at The Ohio State University

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    Tonight we will be together for RealLife Under the Stars at Browning Amphitheater! Click here for worship lyrics.

  • Fall Getaway

    Join us at Round Lake Christian Camp on October 27-28, 2023

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    Save the Date for October 27-28

    Fall Getaway is the can't miss event of Fall semester for Cru at Ohio State and Central State. Together we head away from campus for a weekend of community, worship, learning, reflection, and fun. Whether you've been connected to Cru all year, or you've just started to come around, Fall Getaway is a great way to dive in, grow in your relationship with God, and meet new friends!



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    Join us on Thursday Nights at 8pm for RealLife.

    RealLife is a place where students bring students to worship God through music, hear a talk from the Bible, share stories of how God is at work, and connect with new and old friends. We'll be together every Thursday night this semester. We'd love to have you join us!


    Click here for more info.

  • Small Groups

    Small Groups are the best way to get connected to Cru Ohio State.

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    Exploring Life: Together

    Are you looking for a group of caring friends in your residence hall, a community to study the Bible with, or just wanting to try something new? Small groups are a great place to start! They are one of the best parts Cru at Ohio State and Columbus State. At small group, all are welcome, regardless of faith background or lack thereof. We hope you'll check one out!


    Click here and scroll down to find a list of small groups around campus that you can get connected to!
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    Freshman Leadership Team (FLT) exists to give freshmen the opportunity to meet other freshmen involved with Cru and to form community around pursuing Jesus, to grow as followers of Christ, and to take more ownership of the movement of Cru at Ohio State.


    At FLT, we will hangout, have fun, do life together, grow in our understanding of leadership, and most importantly, discover how the good news of the Gospel applies to our daily lives! If you are a freshman, we hope to see you there!


    For more info, ask a small group leader or email Kendall or Michael.

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    Whether you're already connected to a small group or just getting to know Cru, join us for some free food, yard games, and dancing as we celebrate the beginning of the year!

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    Summer Cru 2023 begins May 15

    Are you in Columbus this summer and desiring to spend time with peers, enjoy the season’s festivities, and grow in your relationship with the Lord? Then check out Summer Cru! For 10 weeks beginning May 15, students around central Ohio will meet in large and small group settings as well as engage with our city to deepen our understanding of God and His love for His people.


    What will happen during Summer Cru?

    • Small Groups 
    • Opportunities to connect in community
    • Social Events and Service Opportunities

    To receive more information and to get involved, click below to fill out a form that will help us better organize for the summer.


    If you have questions please feel free to reach out to Natalie Smith, Seth Costello, Lindsay Garvey or Michael Wenig.

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    Click Below for Lyrics/Slides for Tonight's RL!

  • Freshman Overnight

    January, 27 2023

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    Meet new Friends and Learn about Cru!

    Freshman overnight is an event where freshmen from Ohio State and Columbus State come together for 18 hours to have fun, get to know each other, learn about Cru, and hear some wisdom from upperclassmen. You don't want to miss it!

    Feel free to reach out to a small group leader, staff member, or the website connect form if you have questions!

  • Spring Break Trips

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    Sign up today!

    This March we will be sending three Spring Break trips out from Cru at Ohio State, Columbus State, and Central State.

    One will go across the globe to our partnership in Bratislava, Slovakia. This team will spend 5 days on college campuses in Bratislava learning about the country and culture, and engaging in spiritual conversations with students there. Click here for more info and to sign up for Slovakia Spring Break.

    The second will be a new trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. This is a great option for any student. We will spend our mornings investing in spiritual growth through individual and group devotionals, in the afternoon we will be given training and tools to spend time on the beaches of PCB having spiritual conversations and sharing about Jesus, and in the evenings we will share meals together and enjoy relaxing time in community. Click here for more info and to sign up for Florida Spring Break.

    The third trip will be right in our own backyard: Columbus Spring Break. We will be joining in with organizations in the city to serve our community in tangible ways. The trip will involve service projects, learning opportunities, and time for fun in community with other Cru students on the trip! Click here for more info and to sign up for Columbus Spring Break.



  • Special Event: RealLife w/ Dr. DiSilvestro

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    Is it possible to be an academic and to believe in God? With all the scientific tools that we have at our disposal, how can someone believe that Jesus really rose from the dead? Join us on September 29, as Dr. Disilvestro, an Ohio State professor of Human Nutrition, shares why he believes it is reasonable to believe in God.

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    You are invited to join us for our annual Christmas RealLife on December 1st. It’s sure to be a festive night of worship, fun, reflection, and generosity!

    This year, we’ll have the opportunity to care for children in our city by participating together in Franklin County Children’s Services’ Holiday Toy Drive. Every toy donated will go to help make Christmas special for a child in foster care in Franklin county! Click the button below for a list of the most needed toys, and then bring your new, unwrapped donations to Christmas RealLife on December 1st at 8pm in Hitchcock Hall 131.

  • RealLife Band Auditions

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    Audition for the 2023-2024 RealLife Worship Band!

    We are looking for individuals with a passion for music and for leading others in worship to audition for the new school year!

    For more information you can check out the audition information at the bottom of the RealLife Band page.

  • Summer Missions with Cru

    You can spend part or all of your summer growing in your faith alongside other students.

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    What's this all about?

    Summer Missions give you the opportunity to spend anywhere from a week to 10 weeks of your summer growing in your faith. You'll have a chance to meet people from across the country and around the world. You will get to study the Bible with others, share your faith, and build friendships that can last for the rest of your life. It's a grand adventure that you won't ever forget!

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    Where can I go?

    You can go just about anywhere. This summer buckeyes are heading to Slovakia, Chicago and Ocean City, New Jersey, but there are Summer Missions in tons of other places. Head to the Cru Summer Missions page to check out other locations and to learn more!

  • We'd Love to Help You Get Involved

    Click on the button below to ask questions and/or get more information about being involved with Cru!

  • Men's and Women's Events

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    Men's Night 2022

    February 11 at 6pm at New Life Gahanna.

    Men's night is a time for men all over campus to grow closer to one another and to God through sharing a meal together, talks about God, reflection, conversation and fun. Come with us for a night of fun and growth! The cost is $5 and includes a catered dinner. Sign up here!

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    Women's Overnight 2022

    February 11-12 at Encounter Church

    Women's overnight is a time when women all over campus come together to seek the Lord and reflect and share with each other. Through activities, breakout sessions, and time to hang out and connect, come with us to grow in our faith and become closer God and to other women in Cru! The cost for this year is $10 and includes Breakfast on Saturday morning.

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