Important Info (Spring)

Online Registration
Registration is currently open and will close Sunday, March 8, 2020.

New Staff Orientation (NSO) | Spring 2020 Registration Link

If you have any questions, please email Cru’s Applicant Liaison Team at

PLEASE NOTE: The health and safety of our Cru staff members and families are our highest priorities. At this point, we are moving forward with a full schedule of NSO Spring 2020 in Orlando. If anything changes, we will email all participants regarding details.

Facebook Group
The “NSO Spring 2020” Facebook Group is an essential tool for connecting with other New Staff members (e.g. sharing rides to/from the airport, etc.). It will also be the main way the NSO conference team shares announcements.

This Facebook Group is a “Secret Group” to maximize privacy, so you must be invited to join. Please write to from the e-mail address associated with your Facebook Account. (Please use your address for all ministry correspondence; however, in this case, we need to invite you within the Facebook platform.)

Basic Schedule
For details about the dates and activities during NSO, see the Basic Schedule page.

Go to the Finances page for estimated costs and charges for the various components of NSO.

Employment and Payroll Documents
You will be receiving an email from someone on our Personnel Records Team. They will give information on anything you might need to bring related to your hiring as an employee of Cru or for your transition from your current status with Cru to supported, full-time staff.

If both husband and wife are joining staff with Cru, it is important and strategic for both to attend and participate in all the sessions. There are no exceptions to this. If you need to leave during any of the conference, you must receive permission in advance of the start of the conference. Please do not make any outside plans during the NSO Conference without first emailing

MPD Training Schedule
Be aware that after the Ministry Partner Development (MPD) Training starts, it will be an intense week with a lot of information to cover, creating long days with very few breaks and very little free time.

Cru very much values families. We want your family experience at NSO to be a blessing.

Note to Parents who are both Supported Staff Members:
Because husbands and wives need to be working together as a team, the conference is designed for both. Both parents are expected to attend and participate. Also, demands of working on Ministry Partner Development as parents can have unique challenges. We hope that the time away, without your children, will be especially refreshing for you.

To help you get the most out of this time, please plan on arranging care for your children with friends or relatives. We, of course, will accommodate any nursing babies.

Please begin planning early to make arrangements for your children while you are away at the conference. If needed, you may bring a friend or family member to the conference to watch your child(ren) for any or all of the time. Families who have done so in the past have shared that they have had a much better experience.

New Staff Orientation can be a very time-intensive process. Be sure to give yourself grace, and know that we are here to serve you. If you would like to discuss the needs of your family or have any questions or concerns, please contact your Applicant Liaison.

Worship for NSO
We are in need of one or two individuals to lead worship during NSO. It is a minimal commitment. You will have an opportunity to indicate your interest when registering online.

We ask that all musicians bring their instruments. If this causes additional travel costs, please email to discuss options. You will receive additional information by email after registering online.

A/V Help
We are always in need of people who are willing to help with NSO Audio/Visual (A/V). We are looking for those who can assist during meetings with technical aspects (including ProPresenter, PowerPoint, sound board, A/V, etc.) – in essence “babysitting” the equipment during sessions. Experience is helpful, but training will be available.

You will have an opportunity to indicate your interest when registering online. Please email the NSO Team at if you have questions or need clarification.


If you have any questions, please email us at