Campus Crusade for Christ at Eastern

Campus Crusade for Christ is a college-based inter-denominational ministry committed to helping take the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations.

Campus Crusade for Christ was founded in 1951 by Bill and Vonette Bright. Bill felt that he was being called by God to invest his life in helping to reach the entire world, starting with college students. A friend of his suggested the name “Campus Crusade for Christ.” From that moment on, Bill and his wife started the Campus Crusade chapters on college campuses.

The sole basis of Campus Crusade’s belief is the Bible, God’s infallible written word. They believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written infallibly in the original manuscripts.

Here at Eastern University, there is a chapter of Campus Crusade. Sophmore Maggie Kotler asked the organization if she could host her own Campus Crusade group at Eastern University. The reason Campus Crusade is on campus is because Kotler believed she wasn’t getting enough fulfillment from Grow Group and chapel. She also felt that some of the students here on campus have a “fiery spirituality” for Christ and could use added spiritual influence.

According to Kotler, those at Eastern who are interested in seeing what Campus Crusade is all about can meet with them once a week on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. in Sparrowk Hall.

Since the Campus Crusade is such a big organization with many members, they need donations from others to help support them so they can continue to reach out to others. They teach others how to live, love and learn. “Love all your friends and live it out. Show God’s love to others by showing you care by loving one another,” Kotler said.

You can find out more about the Campus Crusade for Christ and how you can join by contacting them at their website at

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