Cru.Comm 3.0

crucomm_300Cru.Comm, short for Cru Communities, is a small group Bible study curriculum designed with a logical progression, that in the course of 3-4 years, could take a new Christian, ground them in the basics of the faith and grow them into a Christ-centered laborer.

Each of the over 100 studies in Cru.Comm presents classic, transferable Cru teaching through a distinctively redemptive lens, in a way that is easy to use in a dynamic, interactive small group community. Each study is designed to first teach the leader the passage and then provide them with questions they can use to lead their group through a process of self-discovered learning.

Below is the complete content of Cru.Comm, each study and article free to download. You’ll find the content arranged by level, from Basic to the more advanced. Listed from left to right you’ll find: the name of the study, the topic, the passage, the Study Guide, and the article (listed by name).

Copyright notice – While you are free to make as many printed copies of Cru.Comm studies as you like, please do not archive the files or transmit them to unlicensed users.

Video training

If you have never led a Cru.comm study before, you might find the following short videos helpful:

How to Lead a Bible Study

Leading a Small Group

1. How To Use Cru.Comm Article
2. Crucial Elements Article
3. Preparing the Lesson Article
4. Planning Your Group Session Article
5. Designing the Right Environment Article
6. Ten Suggestions for the First Group Meeting Article
7. Guiding a Discussion Article

Discovery Level

The Basics

1. Walking in the Light: Confession – 1 John 1:5-9 Study How to Experience God’s Love and Forgiveness, by Bill Bright
2. That You May Know: Assurance – 1 John 5:9-13 Study How to Be Sure You Are a Christian, by Bill Bright
3. Life Through the Spirit: Holy Spirit – Romans 8:1-17 Study How to Be Filled with The Spirit, by Bill Bright

Ephesians – The Basic Elements of the Faith

1. To the Praise of His Glory: Our Spiritual Blessings in Christ, Ephesians 1:1-14 Study The Holiness of Christ, by Jerry Bridges
2. It’s a Real Relationship: Knowing God, Ephesians 1:15-23 Study
3. Richly Experiencing Grace: Grace Everyday, Ephesians 2:1-10 Study Good Old Grace: Bruce Narramore and Bill Counts
4. Brought Near: Peace in Relationships, Ephesians 2:11-22 Study
5. The Gospel Isn’t Simply for Us: Blessed to Be a Blessing, Ephesians 3:1-13 Study The Glory of the Impossible, by Samuel Zwemer
6. Rooted and Established: Experiencing the Power and Love of God, Ephesians 3:14-21 Study
7. Unity: Becoming Mature in Community, Ephesians 4:1-16 Study Community
8. A New Country: Living as Members of the Kingdom, Ephesians 4:17-5:2 Study Head of the House, by Steve Baker
9. Children of Light: Purity – Ephesians 5:3-14 Study
10. Imitating God: The Spirit-Filled Life – Ephesians 5:15-21 Study High on God, by Rick James
11. Submission: Christ-Centered Relationships, Ephesians 5:22-6:9 Study Submission Is Not for Wimps, by Eric Silverman
12. Armor: God Has Prepared Us for Battle, Ephesians 6:10-20 Study Tools for Warfare, by Mark Bubeck

John – How Jesus Did Evangelism

1. No One Like Him: Jesus – John 1:1-14 Study Beyond Blind Faith, by Paul E. Little
2. No One Is So Good: The Gospel – John 3:1-18 Study How to Introduce Others to Christ, by Bill Bright
3. No One Is Too Bad: The Gospel – John 4:4-26 Study Preparing and Telling Your Story
4. No One Should Not Hear: Evangelism – John 4:4-42 Study How to Witness in the Spirit, by Bill Bright

Luke – Teachings on the Way to Jerusalem

1. Follow Me: Commitment – Luke 9:57-62 Study Run to Win, by Howard Hendricks
2. Martha, Martha: Quiet Times – Luke 10:38-42 Study Taking Time with God
3. Our Father: Prayer – Luke 11:1-13 Study Use Your Superior Weapons, by Tim Downs
4. Beware: Eternal Perspective – Luke 12:1-21 Study Eternal Perspective, by Eric Silverman
5. Why Worry: Worry – Luke 12:22-34 Study Jesus and Worry, by Steve Weaver
6. Last Chance: God’s Kingdom Plan – Luke 12:35-13:35 Study Jesus and the Gentiles, by H. Cornell Goerner
7. For Joy: The Lost Sheep and Lost Coin – Luke 15:1-10 Study
8. Sonship or Slavery?: The Lost Son – Luke 15:11-24 Study
9. Grace for Religious Sinners: The Older Brother Study A Parable of Fisherless Fishermen, by John M. Drescher
10. The Kingdom of God Is Within You: Kingdom Values – Luke 17:1-21 Study Good Old Grace, by Bruce Narramore and Bill Counts
11. Jerusalem: Jesus Enters the City Study

Training Level

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Character Studies – Old Testament

1. Moses: Reluctant Leader – Exodus 2-4 Study The Call of Christ to Leadership, by John Stott
2. Ruth: Loyal Love – Ruth 1-4 Study Compassion Throughout Ruth, by Eric Silverman
3. David: Walking by Faith – 1 Samuel 17:20-50 Study Faith Like David’s, by Eric Silverman
4. Esther: Courage – Esther 4:6-17 Study Safety’s Edge, by Ron Hutchcraft
5. Daniel: Character Counts – Daniel 1 Study Who Are You When Everyone’s Looking?

Mission Impossible – God’s Plan of Salvation from Genesis to Revelation

1. Mission Impossible 1: Abraham – Genesis 12 Study The Chronicles of Yahweh, Pt. 1, by Rick James
2. Mission Impossible 2: Jonah – Jonah 1-4 Study The Chronicles of Yahweh, Pt. 2, by Rick James
3. Mission Impossible 3: Jesus – Mark 11:12-33 Study The Chronicles of Yahweh, Pt. 3, by Rick James
4. Mission Impossible 4: The Apostles – Acts Study The Chronicles of Yahweh, Pt. 4, by Rick James
5. Mission Impossible 5: The Church – Revelation 7:9-12 Study The Chronicles of Yahweh, Pt. 5, by Rick James

James – Maturity, Wisdom, and Integrity

1. Consider it Joy: Trials – James 1:2-4 Study That’s Not Clark Kent, It’s Superman, by Rick James
2. I Made Me Do It: Temptation – James 1:13-18 Study Temptation: Vulnerable Flaw of Weakness, by Chuck Swindoll
3. Faith that Works: Faith vs. Works – James 2:14-26 Study Faith and Effort, by Kenneth Prior
4. Taming the Tongue: Godly Speech – James 3:1-12 Study Taming the Tongue, by Bill Bright
5. Humbly Submit: Humility and Submission – James 4:1-10 Study It’s Hard to Be Humble, by Neil Downey
6. The Prayer of a Righteous Man: Prayer – James 5:13-18 Study Partners in Pursuit of Integrity, by Chris Adsit

1 Thessalonians – Manual for Discipleship

1. A Sincere Faith: Multiplying Disciples – 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Study A Faith That Multiplies, by Rick James
2. Sincerely, Paul: A Discipler’s Love – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-11 Study The Process of Discipleship
3. The Discipler’s Longing: Eternal Rewards – 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 Study Discipleship: Passing the Baton, by Eric Silverman
4. Model Purity: Sexual Purity – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Study Sex, Prayer, and the Sincere Christian, by Dan Hayes
5. Stay Alert: Christ’s Return – 1 Thessalonians 4:14-5:11 Study The Return of Christ, by Rick James
6. Creating Community: Community – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Study It Takes A Village, by Will Walker

1 Samuel

1. Abundant Favor: 1 Samuel 1:1-3:21 Study
2. God Alone: 1 Samuel 4:1-7:17 Study
3. God’s Warning: 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Study
4. Renewed Kingdom: 1 Samuel 9:1-12:25 Study
5. Kingdom Transition: 1 Samuel 13:1-15:35 Study
6. Divine Vision: 1 Samuel 16:1-23 Study
7. David and Goliath: 1 Samuel 17:1-58 Study
8. Total Surrender: 1 Samuel 18:1-20:42 Study
9. Rock and Refuge: 1 Samuel 21:1-22:23 Study
10. Seeking the Lord: 1 Samuel 23:1-29 Study
11. Opportunity or Temptation: 1 Samuel 24:1-22 Study
12. God Will Repay: 1 Samuel 25:1-44 Study
13. God Tests David: 1 Samuel 26:1-25 Study
14. Divine Help: 1 Samuel 27:1-31:13 Study

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The Scriptures

1. The Foundation of Our Life: Authority of Scripture Study Authority of the Bible, by Pat Zuckeran
2. Handle It Well: Knowing the Word – 1 Timothy 6 Study Book of the Month Club, by Eric Swanson
3. The Power of Scripture: Repentance and Renewal – Nehemiah 8-10 Study The Spark that Ignites, by Robert Coleman

Growing Character in Community

1. All You Need Is Love: Our Need for Community – Hebrews 3,10 Study Picking Good People, by Henry Cloud
2. All You Need to Love: Bonding – Romans 12:9-18 Study How to Love by Faith, by Bill Bright
3. Knowing Who I Am: Boundaries – 1 Corinthians 12:14-26 Study Drawing the Line – An Interview with Henry Cloud, by Judy Nelson
4. Knowing Who I’m Not: Boundaries – Exodus 18:13-26 Study Resolutions that Last, by Robyn Skur

Nehemiah – Lessons on Leadership

1. The Heart of a Leader: Leadership – Nehemiah 1:1-2:5 Study The Search for Leaders, by J. Oswald Sanders
2. The Plans of a Leader: Leadership – Nehemiah 2:4-3:31 Study The Stewardship of Planning, by Eric Swanson
3. The Leader and Obstacles: Leadership – Nehemiah 4-6 Study The Leadership Model, by Eric Swanson
4. The Character of a Leader: Leadership – Nehemiah 5:1-9 Study Spiritual Leadership, by Eric Swanson

Acts – A Model for Ministry

1. The Power to Witness: The Holy Spirit – Acts 1:1-8 Study
2. A Powerful Witness: Evangelism – Acts 4:1-22 Study Lost, by Robert McQuilkin
3. A Powerful Prayer: Prayer – Acts 4:23-31 Study Prayer: Rebelling Against the Status Quo, by David F. Wells
4. A Powerful Persecution: Persecution – Acts 5:17-42 Study Persecution in the Early Church, by Rick Wade
5. Opportunities Abound: Divine Appointments – Acts 8:26-40 Study Evangelistic Strategies, by Eric Swanson
6. Unlimited Patience: Paul’s Conversion – Acts 9:1-30 Study Are the Biblical Documents Reliable?, by Jimmy Williams
7. Paul’s Strategy 1: Broad Sowing and Multiplication – Acts 13 Study Selection, by Eric Swanson
8. Paul’s Strategy 2: Starting Points and Discipleship – Acts 14 Study Reaching Freshmen, by Eric Swanson
9. An Unknown God: Connecting With the Culture – Acts 17:16-34 Study Lessons I Have Learned, by John R. Mott
10. God’s Powerful Presence: God’s Will – Acts Study How to Know God’s Will

2 Samuel

1. God’s Heart: 2 Samuel 1:1-27 Study
2. David’s Kingship Begins: 2 Samuel 2:1-5:5 Study
3. Moving Up: 2 Samuel 5:6-25 Study
4. David’s King: 2 Samuel 6:1-7:29 Study
5. David’s Reign: 2 Samuel 8:1-10:19 Study
6. Divine Grace: 2 Samuel 11:1-12:31 Study
7. Human Disgrace: 2 Samuel 13:1-39 Study
8. Trouble at Home: 2 Samuel 14:1-33 Study
9. The Word Fulfilled: 2 Samuel 15:1-19:43 Study
10. Success Against Rebellion: 2 Samuel 20:1-26 Study
11. God’s Faithfulness: 2 Samuel 21:1-22 Study
12. Singing Praises: 2 Samuel 22:1-23:7 Study
13. Disguised Mercy: 2 Samuel 24:1-25 Study

The Sending Model – Finding Your Place in God’s Plan

1. The Master’s Voice: Calling – 2 Peter 1:1-11 Study Calling All Seniors!, by Kelly Madden
2. Internal Audit: Stewardship – Matthew 25:14-30 Study Tending Our Talents, by Hilary Kimes
3. More Than a Job: Occupation – Genesis 1-3 Study Dear Danny: A Father’s Advice on Work, by Kirk Livingston
4. Trying to Find the Light Switch: Guidance – Psalm 25 Study The Psalms and Guidance, by Philip Yancey
5. Mandate to Build Ministry: Matthew 28:16-20 Study How You Can Help Fulfill the Great Commission, by Bill Bright

Daniel – Ministry in the Marketplace

1. Qualified to Serve: Pillars For Ministry – Daniel 1 Study Real Christians in the Real World, by Dave Sunde
2. Revealer of Mysteries: Incremental Progress – Daniel 2 Study Invest Your Life in Relationships, by Dave Sunde
3. You’re Fired: Priority of Walk Over Work – Daniel 3 Study Sharing Life or Destruction, by Jim R.
4. The Most High God: Culmination of Grace – Daniel 4 Study Challengers to the Godless Grind, by Dave Sunde
5. The Handwriting on the Wall: Decree of Judgement – Daniel 5 Study
6. Whom You Continually Serve: Priority of Walk Over Relationships – Daniel 6 Study Build a Quiet Time into Your Daily Schedule, by Steve Hanawalt

International Ministry

1. Overflowing: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Study
2. Imitator: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-3:13 Study
3. More and More: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Study
4. Return of the King: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 Study
5. Almost Heaven: 1 Thessalonians 5 Study

Exploration Level

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1. Flatline: Near Death Experiences Leader / Student Poster All
2. In Dreams: What Dreams Reveal Leader / Student Poster All
3. Ghosts: Ghosts and Hauntings Leader / Student Poster All
4. Future Telling: Prophecies, Predictions, and Psychics Leader / Student Poster All
5. Possession: The Phenomenon of Demonic Possession Leader / Student Poster All

The Seven Deadly Sins

1. Sloth Leader / Student Poster All
2. Jealousy Leader / Student Poster All
3. Greed Leader / Student Poster All
4. Lust Leader / Student Poster All
5. Pride Leader / Student Poster All
6. Rage Leader / Student Poster All
5. Gluttony Leader / Student Poster All


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Does the Bible Hold the Answer To…

1. Marriage: Does the Bible hold the answer to whom you should marry? Card Poster
2. Wealth: Does the Bible hold financial secrets that could make you a millionaire? Card Poster
3. Life on Other Planets: Does the Bible answer the question of life on other planets? Card Poster
4. Mystery of the Pyramids: Does the Bible unlock the mystery of where the ancient pyramids came from? Card Poster

If It Were God…

1. Test: If the answers to a test were given by God, would you trust them? Card Poster
2. Letter: If it came from God, would you want to read it? Card Poster
3. Cell Phone: If the person on the other end was God, would you take the call? Card Poster
4. Cassette: If the person’s voice on this was God’s, would you be curious to listen? Card Poster