Cru Santa Barbara

A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ

We desire to have real, genuine relationships in order to fully live a life with and for God. Our staff and student leaders welcome others into spiritual journeys by being fully committed to coming alongside them to inspire growth wherever they are along the journey towards God. 

Cru fosters relational environments of openness and vulnerability where you are able to ask tough questions and share hard things all while being surrounded by a group of people who love and support you, at all times. 

Purpose & Mission

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." - Matthew 22:34-40

Purpose: We exist so that every student in Santa Barbara has an opportunity to know someone who truly follows Jesus. 

Mission: To provide a place for students to pursue God no matter where they are in life and grow alongside others striving to do the same.

Plan: To help fulfill the Great Commission by sharing the Gospel with every student, faculty, staff, and person in Santa Barbara!

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