Things to appreciate about Campus Crusade for Christ/Cru...

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What's Campus Crusade for Christ International/Cru done right? Here's a short list I hope others will add to...

CCC has worked hard to keep their staff working hard. Unlike other parachurch ministries I've known intimately, CCC has held staff members accountable for what they do with their time. This has been a great encouragment and example to me as a pastor.

They've had a policy of paying staff members a family wage. I don't know if this continues today, but it was so encouraging to me years back when I found out their staff was paid according to the number of dependents they were supporting. If a man had more children, he got more money. This led to Bill Bright getting a smaller salary than many of his staff. Keep in mind that it's quite counter-cultural to chose not to pay the same wage for the same work.

Which brings me to the third thing I've appreciated about CCC: they have often been willing to stand against our wicked culture, and although comparisons are usually odious, I add that this has been much more of an identifying mark of CCC than any other parachurch organization on the campus, today.

They have given themselves to evangelism, which is something Reformed men and churches never ever do. (So lamented Iain Murray at every Banner of Truth conference my brothers and I attended.) Techniques, the Four Spiritual Laws the Jesus Film, and lies about numbers aside for the moment, CCC has gone out and tried hard to do it! And that's no small thing.

There's more, but I'll leave it to readers to add to the list.