• Win | Build | Send

    "Our purpose is helping to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith, and sending them to win and build others and by helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways."

    God’s plan for Ohio State extends far beyond the city of Columbus. Christ commissioned us to reach the whole world, and we are responding to that call.

     

    We’re committed to reaching the millions of university students who study in locations where there is little or no witness for Christ. You can be a part of this exciting mission by joining us in praying for and going with us to one of our partnership locations. There are three main ways you can go:

    God has called us to partner with these three cities around the world. Each location is very different, but all share a common need for students who know Christ to share the gospel with students who don't. We're focused on providing opportunities for students of all nations to know God. We’re dedicated to laboring to build campus movements across the globe, and watching those movements become self-sustaining and locally staffed.

  • Florianopolis Brazil

    The City

    Florianopolis, Brazil is a beautiful island city located off the southern coast of Brazil. The city has more than 1 million residents (about the size of Columbus) and the main university has a student population of approximately 33,000. The island has beautiful mountains and beaches, and Brazilians come from all over the country to Florianopolis for vacation, to experience the scenery and the cooler year-round temperatures. Florianopolis is one of the safest cities with an advanced infrastructure in Latin America.

    The Spiritual Climate

    Like most of Latin America, one finds a Roman Catholic heritage in much of Brazil. That said, the youngest generations in Brazil are distancing themselves from their religious roots, exploring relativism, secularism, and even new age spirituality. Brazilians typically believe themselves to be a very spiritual people; many cult religions are finding Brazilians to be very receptive. Brazilians seem to be hungry for authentic spirituality. The large majority of Brazilians who do believe in God esteem Jesus highly, though the younger generations typically avoid being a part of “organized religion”. It is typically not socially incorrect to speak about religion as Brazilians love to talk about just about anything. Brazilians have so many of the puzzle pieces to having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, but they need Christians to communicate and demonstrate the Gospel to them

    Contact

    For more information on how you can go with us to Brazil, e-mail Matt Waanders.

  • Ljubljana Slovenia

    The City

    Ljubljana is a city of 280,000 people, making it the largest city in Slovenia. Once part of former Yugoslavia, Slovenia gained independence in 1991. The University of Ljubljana is Slovenia's largest university, with over 63,000 students. The city has a Western European feel despite its Balkan history, and is less than an hour drive from Austria in the north and Italy to the west. With a castle looking over the busy city, and the Julian Alps only a short drive away, Ljubljana, not to mention Slovenia as a whole, is one of Europe’s best kept secrets.

    The Spiritual Climate

    Most students in Ljubljana identify with Roman Catholicism, atheism or new age beliefs. Slovenia is traditionally Catholic, but few talk about their religion or spirituality, and many young people deeply distrust the church. This has made Slovenia very hard soil for the seeds of the gospel. However college students, like most Slovenes, are friendly and willing to talk, and are open to discussions about spiritual things. Cru’s campus ministry in Ljubljana, Vsak Študent, has been at the university since 2010. Currently there is local team of Americans who engage daily with Slovene students in spiritual and gospel conversations, while also discipling Christian students who are dedicated to see their friends and classmates changed by the gospel. Right now there are 50-70 Slovenes connected to the ministry, and a handful are Christian students who help lead the ministry.

    Contact

    For more information on how you can go with us to Slovenia, e-mail Jordan Browning.

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