• Retreats and Mission Trips

  • Chicago Spring Break Trip

    From March 8 to March 13 we will head to Chicago together to:

    • Grow in our personal relationships with God.
    • Be equipped with tools and skills to share our faith on campus during the trip and when we return home.
    • Support the Cru ministry at University of Illinois Chicago by having spiritual conversations, sharing the gospel, and inviting students to an outreach event. (Monday- Wednesday)
    • See first hand what churches and organizations are doing to meet physical and spiritual needs in the city of Chicago. (Thursday)
    • Have fun, build community, and get a taste of Chicago!

    Registration Deadline: TBD

    Cost: $300 (Covers hotel, parking, CTA pass, ministry materials, and 2 dinners).

    Questions? Email Rachel

  • Columbus City Engagement Trip

    Our goal is to combine learning and service to provide a week to get to know Columbus better and the needs of the city. We will focus on four key areas:


    1) Education 2) Anti-Sex Trafficking 3) Racial Justice 4) Poverty and Homelessness


    During the week we will hear from different speakers and change makers in the city on these topics. We will also serve with a variety of organizations that are engaging in these needs. This trip will be a little different than a disaster relief work trip but we will have plenty to do and at the end of each day you will be physically and emotionally tired. A huge benefit of engaging with people, organizations, and the needs right here in Columbus is that you can personally and in community continue to engage, instead of stepping in for a moment and then stepping out. We are excited to see what God will do in the week and we hope you’ll be willing to join us!


    For further details:

    Columbus Trip Information 

  • Summer Missions with Cru

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

    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!

    Where can I go?

    You can go just about anywhere. Many Buckeyes are headed to Slovenia, Brazil, and Chicago, but you can also go to Ocean City, New Jersey, Colorado, Ecuador, Africa and tons of other places. Head to Cru's Summer Missions page to check out other locations and to learn more!

  • International Spring Break Trips

    March 7-15, 2020

    Florianopolis, Brazil

    Spend a week in Brazil with other college students from Ohio State and a local college Cru partners with. Experience sharing your faith on the campus and exploring the beautiful city of Florianopolis, Brazil.


    Questions? Email Sam

    Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Spend a week in Slovenia with other college students from Ohio State and local colleges and high schools that Cru partners with. Experience sharing your faith and exploring the beautiful city of Ljubljana, Slovenia.


    Questions? Email Jordan

  • Spring Retreat

    April 3-4, 2020

    We always know that the end of the year is in sight when we head to Round Lake Christian Camp for our annual Spring Retreat. Together we spend a weekend reflecting on what God has done this year, worshiping with our RealLife band, hearing wisdom from a handful of Seniors in our movement, and growing in friendship and relationships with God in the process. It's a great way to celebrate what God has done as the school year comes to a close.

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