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May 2019

May 2019

Reflections Our Innovation Lab has been working on a video series to encourage honest conversations about diversity, race, and ethnicity. I’m grieved to see how polarizing our culture is becoming. Yet in reality, it’s hard to understand that which we have never experienced. Late April our team spent long hours capturing the “Reflections” of an […]

April 2019

April 2019

Comm Lab 19 Early this month thirty-seven leaders from across the nation gathered in Raleigh, NC, for Com Lab ’19. Most were Cru staff along with some local executives and church staff. All came teachable and ready to learn. For many it took more courage than they anticipated. J There were five coaching groups and […]

March 2019

March 2019

Do prayers have a shelf life? Or expire? Where do prayers live? Are they kept somewhere before being answered and somewhere else after? So many questions. While eating pizza on spring break Michael got a call from France. We don’t answer calls unless we recognize a name as we get robo calls every day. This […]

February 2019

February 2019

A different view “Is this window seat taken?” Due to distressing airline experiences early in my singing career, I developed an ambivalent relationship with flying at 550 mph 40,000 ft. above planet earth. I loved it and hated it. Flight allowed me to share the truth of God’s love with people literally around the world. […]

Jan 2019

Jan 2019

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Chris Russo! Words fail to describe the delight of seeing Chris and Amy vow to love God and one another the rest of their lives. The thoughtfulness in every detail of the wedding was touching. We loved meeting their dear friends who spent over an hour after the rehearsal dinner to […]

Oct 2018

Oct 2018

Lenses How we view the world and others is through a lens . . . formed over time by many factors such as family, culture, experiences, privileges, information, beliefs, opportunities, etc. As our Innovation team creates tools for Cru’s campus ministry, we desire to view things through different lenses – generational, cultural, ethnic, etc. Nov […]

Sept 2018

Sept 2018

GEN Z Gospel My desire is that every generation would get to hear the gospel presented in a way they can understand, which means we have to speak their language. For months our Innovation Lab team (left) at Cru Indy has been researching the newest generation, Gen Z, kids born 1996-2015. We had an intensive […]

Aug 2018

Aug 2018

Gen Z is in the house! This month millions of college students head back to campus chasing a dream. For some the dream is well defined, for others it is just to survive what is expected of them in hopes of a better future. The first 30 days on campus often sets the tone for the […]