About NSO


About New Staff Orientation
New Staff Orientation (NSO) is the initial training for those who are joining the staff of Cru and includes an orientation to Cru’s Mission, Vision, and Values as well as Ministry Partner Development (MPD) training and biblical studies. 

Your initial training with Cru involves two components to be completed in preparation for your ministry assignment:

  • New Staff Orientation (NSO) 
  • Institute of Biblical Studies (IBS) 

Anyone who desires to become a full-time staff member with Cru is expected to attend New Staff Orientation in its entirety and to fully participate in the entire program/curriculum.

It is also a job orientation program and should be entered with the same level of professionalism that one would have in a new job with any other organization.

If you foresee any potential conflicts that could inhibit your ability to attend and/or participate fully in the training, please contact us immediately at join.us@cru.org. You must receive permission from the conference director in order to be absent from any portion of New Staff Orientation.

Welcome Letter
For a special note from Marc Rutter, one of Cru’s U.S. National Directors, please read the Welcome Letter.

Using Your Relay Account to Register Online

When registering online for New Staff Orientation, please sign in using your Relay account that is associated with your Cru staff account number.

If you are a new staff member, you should have received an email notification about your Relay login, staff account number, email and Relay account activation. You do not need to create a new Relay account. Please email techhelp@cru.org if you have any questions or problems with your Relay login; include “Relay Account Notification” in the subject line of the email.

If you have any questions, please email us at join.us@cru.org.