Important Info (Winter-Virtual)

This has been a time like no other to trust God in a deeper way with every aspect of life. It’s also been a time to figure out how to serve and love others around us who are in need. And we aren’t sure how long this season will last. But our continued prayer is that we will all grow in our dependence and intimacy with the Lord in the time of waiting. 

We have decided to have New Staff Orientation Winter 2021 in a virtual format, due to the rising Coronavirus/COVID-19 rates in various parts of the U.S., as well as to follow Cru’s guidelines for ministry gatherings. Your health and safety and the health and safety of our Cru staff is our priority. We’re designing our time together to be engaging and to fully prepare you for your life and journey with Cru.   

IMPORTANT: Dates for NSO Winter 2021 have been adjusted by one day due to going virtual. The new dates are January 29 – February 6, 2021.

A few details:

  • AIA and Campus Ministry new staff may have a virtual session in the afternoon on January 28. (More information soon)
  • New Staff Orientation (NSO) will begin on Friday, January 29. Sessions end and New Staff will be commissioned on Saturday, February 6.

Online Registration

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently closed.

If you would like to register for this conference, or if you have any questions, please contact the Applicant Liaison Team (

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 you 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. Please block off your calendar completely for January 29 – February 6. We need you to be fully available all day and into the evening for NSO.

Cru values families and wants your family experience at NSO to be a blessing. Note to parents who are both supported staff members: we need both spouses present and engaged for all sessions of NSO. However, we are aware of the challenges that COVID-19 has created. If at all possible within the confines of your city’s shelter in place or social distancing orders, please try to arrange for childcare for your children.

If you would like to discuss the needs of your family or have any questions or concerns, please contact your Applicant Liaison.

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 have any questions, please email us at