For the past several summers there has always been a Summer Cru presence for students that are in Columbus taking classes, working, participating in an internship, or are from the Columbus area.
This summer we invite you to join us on the Columbus Summer Mission. The mission will include seven large group gatherings at Cru partnering churches, seven large group social events, service with justice focused nonprofits, and times of outreach and engagement at Ohio State, Columbus State, and throughout the city.
COMMUNITY PATH - In this path students will be able to enjoy Community Nights on Mondays and participate in a small group throughout the week. There will also be 2 - 3 Saturday service events in the city in partnership with our nonprofit partners; as well as enjoying many of the summer festivals and events that a Columbus summer has to offer.
Cost: $15 - snacks and food for Community nights, option to buy t-shirt
ENGAGEMENT PATH - This path is for those that want to take a deep dive into community, ministry, and learning about the city of Columbus. Students will be able to enjoy the Community Nights on Mondays while engaging in an Action Group led by Cru staff where out of that time they will take action by leading the weekly small groups and participating in outreach on Ohio State’s campus and in the city. For being missional we are encouraging students to ask for one day off of work, either Wednesday or Friday so that they can have a full day reserved for ministry engagement and outreach. They will also have the opportunity to participate in 2 - 3 Saturday service events in the city as well as enjoying many of the summer festivals and events that Columbus summer has to offer.
Cost: $150 - Outings/Special Meals, Ministry Materials, T-shirt, and percentage of funds towards service
To get involved, register above, or if you would like more information submit the form below!
Social Justice Partnerships
As a Christian community on campus, we value participating in God's kingdom mission by proclaiming the gospel through words and through being God's hands and feet in our world. To that end, we partner with four organizations on campus and globally who we can come alongside in their visions to serve.
The Aruna Project
The Aruna Project creates lifelong freedom through employment marked by holistic care to sexually enslaved women. By combining the best of non-profit and for-profit, we envision a day when every young woman is free to choose her own adventure.
You can participate in this cause by running in the OSU Aruna 5K Run and purchasing their handmade assortment of products. If you have questions or would like to be involved with coordinating the run and other opportunities contact: Quin Strouse
Global Orphan Care
Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphaned and vulnerable children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
To get involved contact Back2Back OSU Chapter Co-President: Lexie Kuczinski
International Justice Mission
Combatting Injustice and Slavery
IJM is a global organization with a plan to eliminate the slave trade everywhere. They will do this through the rescue of slaves, working with police to put slave owners in jail, and working to fight slave trade at its foundations to put the whole system out of business.
To get involved in awareness efforts, outreach, fundraising, for this cause contact IJM-OSU Outreach Director: Lauren Lucas
In the Fight for Children with Cancer
BuckeyeThon is the largest student run philanthropy in the state of Ohio which raises funds and awareness for the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
To get involved in awareness efforts and the annual Dance Marathon contact CruOSU BuckeyeThon Team Leader: Rachel Copes
We are also involved in our city and local communities throughout the year. We do this through two unique opportunities and work to interact with nonprofit, government, and church organizations in the city during the school year.
1) Spring Break Engagement and Service Trip
2) Columbus Summer Mission
Organizations that we have partnered with are listed below. If you'd like to be a part of these engagement opportunities or would like more information about the partnering organizations please contact Cru staff member: Quin Strouse