Who We Are

At James Madison University

Cru is about two things: Jesus and Community. We think that Jesus is the greatest person to ever live and that our relationship with him is the most fulfilling thing on earth. We believe this so much that we want everyone at JMU to have the opportunity to know him too. In fact Jesus is really the whole reason we exist and he is the focus of our mission: Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus.

The second thing we are about is community. Nobody likes to be alone and so we make it a priority to have an incredible community. While probably no one in Cru knows everyone else in Cru, there’s so many interconnected groups of close-knit friends that there’s a place for everyone to get involved. But we don’t stop there. We’re not content to just all be a community together. We want our community to grow, which is where our love for Jesus and our natural desire for community come together.

We strive to be a Christian group on JMU’s campus who is open and welcoming to students of any beliefs. Whether you are a Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Atheist, or other, we would love to meet you and have you come hang out with us. No church or religious background needed or expected!

There are so many ways to connect to our community on campus here at JMU: small group Bible studies, weekly meetings, parties, retreats, etc. We encourage you to keep checking our website. We will keep the site updated with all the events throughout the semester.

In the Shenandoah Valley

The movement at JMU is only part of our staff team’s scope. We also want to see God grow movements on all the other campuses in the Shenandoah Valley. Our vision is to see every student in our scope know someone who truly follows Jesus.


The campus ministry of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) is a network of vibrant, growing movements on over 2,000 campuses worldwide. Proven and diverse outreach strategies expose millions of students to the gospel each year.

Read Our Statement of Faith

Invest in Cru

If you’d like to give financially to our ministry at JMU, please use the following links:


JMU Cru Scholarship Fund