Cru is in the mission of launching spiritual movements by winning, building, and sending Christ-centered multiplying disciples throughout the campus, community and the world.
Constitution of Campus Crusade for Christ
Gustavus Adolphus College
Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be Campus Crusade for Christ.
Article II: Purpose
Campus Crusade for Christ exists to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss
the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting, which also provides opportunities for
fellowship, encouragement and spiritual among members. We seek to be a resource to the
student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide materials
in the form of outside speakers, video's, books and articles, all for their benefit and consideration.
Article III: Membership
Membership is open to anyone who has an active interest in its activities, and who are in
agreement with the policies of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Article IV: Officers
The officers of Gustavus Adolphus College Campus Crusade for Christ shall be president, vice president, and administrator. All officers will be required to:
1) Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
2) Agree to Campus Crusade for Christ’s Statement of Faith (see attached)
3) Go through an application process with the full time staff members of Campus Crusade for Christ (see attached “Key Person Volunteer Agreement” and “Campus Ministry Volunteer Application”)
Article V: Meetings
Regular meetings will be held weekly for all who are interested. Special meetings may be
called whenever necessary.
Article VI: Committees
Regular committees will established and special committees will be set
up as they are needed.
Article VII: University Registration/Recognition
At the beginning of each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester, this organization shall submit an update report with the names and addresses of its officers and advisor(s). This report shall be summated to the Student Activities Office (suite 328 of the Lowman Student Center) no later than the twelfth class day. Changes in officers that occur during the semester must be reported promptly. If this organization fails to abide by this policy, this organization must resubmit the “Student Organization Registration Application” to the Student Activities Office and subsequently go before the Student Organization’s Board for consideration to once again become an officially recognized student organization.
NOTE: The national leadership of the Campus Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ
may review this charter on a year-by-year basis.
Local, State, and National affiliations with Cru--which is a national ministry body.
The national Cru Statement of Faith:
The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.
There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.
Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.
He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.
He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.
He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.
Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.
Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.
It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.
Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.
At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.
At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly and bodily – to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."
In the case of any issues or concerns the members of the Gustavus Adolphus College chapter of CRU agree to follow the policies and procedures of Gustavus Adolphus College and defer secondly to the policies of the National body of CRU.