Bob Fuhs: The significance of a summer project
Bob Fuhs has directed the Ocean City Summer Project for the last 8 years. Listen in as he shares the significant impact in 5 specific areas that he has seen as a result of students going on summer project. (6:42)
Ellis Goldstein: Biblical perspective on raising support
Ellis is the Director of Ministry Partnership Development (MPD) for our US Staff serving worldwide. He and his team help train and equip our staff to successfully build partnerships with others who desire to impact eternity by giving and praying. It is important and encouraging to know what God has to say about MPD, so listen in as Ellis shares about this from scripture.
Dave Dickens: Practical tips on how to raise support successfully
Dave oversees MPD for our US Campus Ministry staff. Listen in as Dave shares some things you will want to keep in mind as you begin to raise up partners for your summer.
What is a Summer Project?
Imagine a summer that could change cities, countries and continents around the globe while also forever transforming your life–a summer that propels you into a deeper walk with God and gives you greater confidence in making Him known, a summer that develops your leadership skills and begins friendships you’ll take with you throughout your life.
For over 40 years, hundreds of thousands of students have taken advantage of summer mission projects – a life-changing, world-rocking ministry opportunity through Cru.
Embark with us for 1-12 weeks on a summer mission project where you will…
Change the world
Let God use your summer to change the world. Whether you’re on one of the 70 projects that go abroad or you’re experiencing project right here in the States, you’ll have the opportunity to influence people of all nationalities through unique ministries and speaking the Truth of the Gospel.
Develop a deeper walk with God
Think of summer project as a “spiritual greenhouse”, a time for you to set aside distractions and grow immensely in your faith. In-depth Bible teaching will develop your understanding of God’s character and spiritual mentors will help you strengthen your relationship with Him. Add to that the chance to meet alone with God and learn from the students living with you…you are bound to grow in your own personal walk with the Lord.
Live in life-transforming community
Deep, life-long friendships are often the result of the grace and truth-filled community environments of a summer mission project. On project, you’ll live with anywhere from 10-150 of your peers from schools across the nation. All of you will have come together for the common pursuit of growing in your walks with God and making Him known. This is community at its best.
Over the course of the summer, you’ll be trained in communicating your faith with non-believers and believers alike. Along the way you’ll gain practical skills to help you apply Jesus’ teachings to your own life and pass them on to others. The hope is that you will become an effective Christ-centered leader both on your campus and in whatever field God calls you to after college.
Experience a new adventure
It all begins with a step of faith–and who knows, maybe that will be applying for a summer mission project! Get ready to discover God’s heart for the people of the world. The possibilities are endless, and the adventure awaits!
We encourage you to explore the 200 unique projects blanketing our globe and take the first step in this exciting journey. Still not convinced? Skim through the Explore Projects section and read in more detail about U.S. and international projects. Discover what God has waiting for you. Let's Go!