Global Prayer Requests


3 October 2017

MOBILIZE LABORERS: The fields are ripe for harvest!

John 4:35

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.)