Prayer Guide Glossary

Global Prayer Requests


24 April 2018
“Let the Nations be Glad!”
Psalm 67:4


Always observed on the:

  • Fourth Tuesday of April.
  • First Tuesday of October.

Each staff member, volunteer and disciple–as well as every team–has some needs in common: So, we pray for one another’s faith, growth, fruitfulness, re-vitalized first love, walking in the Spirit, a heart that is God-attentive/God-dependent/God-responsive, refreshed vision, conviction of God’s calling, unfailing love, team unity, additional laborers, full funding, health, protection in travels and protection of families, along with our global goal of 10 million Christ-centered, multiplying disciples and 5 million new churches by the end of the year 2020.




3G                A God-attentive, God-dependent and God-responsive way of life

4G                A God-attentive, God-dependent, God-responsive and God-expectant way of life

3M                Mold-Multiply-Mobilize: The elements of Pray2020.

ACTS           Africa Centre for Theological Studies

AE                Agapé Europe (the Western Europe Area)

AIA               Athletes in Action (sometimes shown as AiA)

ALT              Area Leadership Team

ATL              Area Team Leader

BPMT          Building Powerful Ministry Teams training

Cada Uno    LAC all-Area staff conference held after the Solo Uno 2015 student conference

CAM             Capacity-Accelerated Movements, i.e., Operations

CCCI            Campus Crusade for Christ International

CCVN           A new staff training program including elements of NLTC (El Salvador)

CE                Christian Embassy

CFD              Consolidated Fund Development

CFM              Campus Field Ministry of Cru Campus

CLM              Church-led Movements (more commonly known now as Global Church Movements)

CLT               Campus Leadership Team (local)

CMD             Christ-centered, Multiplying Disciples

CNEF           The New Staff Training Center (same as GCTC) in DRC  

CPMI            Church Planting Movement Initiative

CrossRoads     Youth at the CrossRoads trains teachers in Biblically based ethics and life skills

Cru               The umbrella name for all US-based CCCI ministries and Cru Singapore.

Design          The Design Movement: Cru Campus ministry to/through South Asian American students

Destino         Latino outreach of Cru Campus

Domains       Influential parts of society (usually seven), e.g. media or government

DPMD           Discipleship Ministry Partner Development training for missionary support

DS                Digital Strategies (formerly known as Virtually-led Movements; see GDS)

EAOrt           The East Asia Orient Area

ELI               Emerging (or Emergent) Leaders Initiative

Epic              The Epic Movement is the Asian American outreach of Cru Campus.

FAT               Faithful, Available, Teachable

FLT               FamilyLife Today radio program

GAC             The group of committed disciples on any campus in Francophone Africa

GACX           Global Alliance for Church Multiplication

GAiN             Global Aid Network expresses the love of Jesus Christ in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering and restoring dignity

GCM             Global Church Movements, one of our five Mission Critical Components (MCCs)

GCM             Great Commission Movement: Campus Crusade for Christ in the West Africa Area

GCML           Great Commission Movement Leaders (students in West Africa)

GCMT           Great Commission Ministry Training (for church leaders in parts of Africa)

GCTC           Great Commission Training Center (usually a new staff training program)

GFD             Global Fund Development

GDS             Global Digital Strategies (DS); one of our five MCCs

GMA             Global Measurement Application

HomeBuilders   Small groups meeting in informal surroundings, usually as follow-up to larger FamilyLife   conferences and events

IBS                Institute of Biblical Studies

IGSL              International Graduate School of Leadership (formerly ISOT-Asia) located in the Philippines

ILF                International Leadership Foundation primarily in Africa and recently Latin America

Indigitous      The public face of GDS

IR                  International Representative, i.e. an expat missionary

IR-ROS         International Representative – Representative Office in Singapore

IMPACT  The IMPACT Movement: Cru Campus outreach partner to African-American students

L21               A LAC short-term mission project designed to launch a spiritual movement in 21 days

LAC              Latin America and the Caribbean Area

LD                Leadership Development

LDHR           Leadership Development Human Resources (sometimes seen as LD/HR or LD-HR)

LeaderImpact   One of our five Mission Critical Components (MCCs), focused on reaching leaders in seven domains of society

LTI                Leadership Training Institute

MC2             Multiplying Churches and Communities (a GCM training program) (also used as MC2)

MCC             Mission Critical Component, a major strategy such as SLM, GCM, etc.

MD               Multiplying disciple(s)

MDE            Spanish for SLM: Movimientos Dirigido por Estudiantes

MIT              Missions Impact Taiwan

MPD            Ministry Partner Development (raising and maintaining of prayer and financial support)

MTL             Movement Team Leader (Ministry Team Leader in some places) (Missional Team Leader in the Cru Campus Field Ministries)

ND               National Director

NLT              National Leadership Team

NLTC           New Life Training Center

NTL             National Team Leader

PCS             Prayer Care Share groups, as in South Asia

PIRT            Pacific Islands Regional Team

SI                 Student Impact in East Asia

SLM             Student-led Movements, one of our five Mission Critical Components (MCCs)

Só1o Uno     LAC all-Area student conference, July 29 – August 3, 2015

SOFT           Shaping Our Future Together, comprising five elements of CCCI culture change

SPC             Student Population Center – may be a school or place of dense student housing

SPP             Strategic Planning Process

STINT          Division of Cru Campus that sends missionaries on one to two-year assignments (Short Term INTernational originally); sometimes seen as “Stint”

StoryRunners takes the gospel to oral people, with story groups becoming new churches.

Student Venture is the name for middle school and/or high school ministry in some nations.

TLGS            The ILF’s Transforming Leadership and Governance Seminar

TSW             The Significant Woman training resource to minister to and mobilize for the Kingdom

USCM           United States Campus Ministry now known as Cru Campus

VEM90          A LAC 90-day missions team to support national leaders and launch new movements

VP                Vice President and/or the team they lead

WBS             Cru overall mission: Win, build, and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples who launch spiritual movements

W-B-S           Sometimes used as W/B/S. See WBS

WSN             Worldwide Student Network, the international sending division of Cru Campus

WTR             FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember event

XChange Cross-cultural training in East Asia

(* Indicates a Stage 3 Country, with self-sustaining resources for a movement of win, build and send.)