welcome to bama cru

BamaCru exists so students & faculty can break through cultural barriers & experience the authentic Jesus.  We live in the south & often people have heard of Jesus, but sometimes have never really met Him personally nor understood ‘the Gospel’. You may ask, “What’s the Gospel?  Isn’t that a type of singing?” Well, that’s one use of the word, but when we talk about the Gospel we mean it like the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the Gospel because it is the power of salvation for all who believe.”  TheGospel is a story, a message and a transforming relationship with Jesus all rolled into one.  Here’s a succinct understanding: Almighty God looked upon His creation that had become sinful & sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to live a sinless life & die an excruciating death on a cross in our place.  He did this to fulfill all the prophecies of the Old Testament & to provide a perfect sacrifice to appease the wrath of God that should be poured out on us.  Jesus then resurrected to life conquering death & proving He was God.  This Gospel is not just informative about the story of God, but we must personally repent (turn from sin) & trust in Jesus by faith as our personal Lord & Savior.  Then we will receive freedom, forgiveness of sin, salvation, & a new life through Him.

This Gospel is infinitely simple, yet endlessly deep as we believe the Gospel is not only how to start a personal relationship with God but also the way to grow in the relationship! So no matter who you are, whether you have never heard of Jesus, hate Jesus, love Jesus, have questions, don’t know where to start, ready to share the Gospel with other students, or think you know everything: Bama Cru is the place for you to learn more about this Gospel, experience this Jesus, grow in community & eventually help reach the world with this Gospel.

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