Our next Worship Arts Weekend – coming this February!

In Sharon, Pennsylvania for our next Worship Arts Weekend from February 21-23, 2020!

Who is invited?
You! Musician. Vocalist. Sound Technician. Program Team.

What can I expect?
– Hands-on clinics for worship band members and leaders
– Hands-on experience for instrumentalists and vocalists
– Practical input for music directors, program team planners, sound techs, etc.
– Opportunities for individual worship band coaching
– Challenging content for the heart
– FUN!
$69: Now – January 31 (early bird price!)
$89: February 1 – February 16 (full price)

Register HERE! 

It’s Time to Rock Your Meeting!

Have you ever wished your worship ministry could have weekly mentoring sessions with one of Cru’s performing artists or communication coaches? Well, now you can – by video. Rock Your Meeting is a video-based discussion series produced by the Performing Artist Team and Communication Resources (the folks who provide communication coaches for Worship Arts Training). Rock Your Meeting has been designed to help you grow in worship leading and in other skills related to weekly meetings on your campus.

The 27 videos are grouped in 5 categories with discussion questions for each video. Whether you discuss several at once or talk about just one at the start of your rehearsal or planning meeting, we think you’ll find valuable nuggets you can put to use right away.

Watch and discuss and let us know what you think on the Rock Your Meeting feedback page – your feedback on this new resource is valuable, and it will help us make it even better.

Winter Conference 2018 Recap

Well, the Cru Winter Conferences for the winter of 2018/2019 are in the books!

Cru hosts 7 major student conferences each winter in various parts of the country. This year, we’re celebrating the fact that the two largest conference locations, Minneapolis and Indianapolis, were led in worship by student worship teams. Not only is this an incredible growth experience for our student leaders and musicians, but the students who attend these conferences consistently say one of their favorite things about Winter Conference is being lead in worship by peers from their campuses.

These worship teams were assembled from students who auditioned at two of our fall Worship Arts Weekends, one in Minneapolis and one in Indianapolis. They were given catalogs of 25 to 30 songs, which they practiced diligently throughout November and December. Arriving at the conference locations a few days early, both bands had a short amount of time to rehearse together before the opening conference sessions. 

Cru’s Performing Artist Team serves the conferences by providing planning and coaching for the students, and by having on-site music directors to help run rehearsals and work out musical arrangements. We were very pleased with the hard work these students put in, and the result of their labor was nothing short of a highway into the throne room of God for thousands of students.  Worship experiences in both ballrooms were powerful, Spirit-led, and defining moments in the lives of students.

Some favorite photos from the conferences are shared below. 

For more information about Winter Conference, click here

To listen to live worship from the Minneapolis team in 2017, click here