GradCru Bible Study groups are intentionally designed for a close examination of Scripture with an emphasis on applications relevant to your life and concerns as a graduate student — which are VERY different from those of an undergrad or those out of school at church. Grad school is a unique subculture, unlike any other in life.
No prior group experience is needed. Group members usually come from a variety of spiritual backgrounds and have different levels of spiritual development. International grad students are welcome to join any of our groups.
During the Fall and Winter Semesters, we have separate groups for men and women. GradCru groups are not “drop-in” groups, but are set up according to member’s schedule availability. Each men’s group has two men co-leaders and each women’s groups has two women co-leaders. (Summer GradCru only offers co-ed groups.)
We desire to build authentic community within our Bible Study groups. When that happens, often people say their group is the highlight of their week. Authentic community is built when group members attend regularly, build friendships with one another, and are involved together with broader GradCru. We hope this is the kind of group you want.
This Fall and Winter Semesters 2020-21 ALL the GradCru groups will read and discuss the “Encountering Jesus” study, which is a Bible study through various passages in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This study was developed by Cru staff specifically to help graduate students encounter Jesus. Recent years 70-80 grads from across campus have joined a GradCru Bible Study Group.
We are excited for these groups! Groups meet for 90 minutes, typically 7:30 to 9:00 pm (some groups start a little earlier and some a little later). We want our time together to be open, discussion-oriented, practical, and Bible-based. It’s a great place to make friends, be a part of a caring community, pray together, share with each other about what’s happening in life, and be equipped to minister more effectively to others.
COVID-19 UPDATE: These Bible studies will take place as hybrid in-person/online meetings. For as long as the outside gatherings are permitted by the University, State, and weather, socially-distant Bible studies will take place outside, but always with the option for people to call in via Zoom. As the weather gets colder or in the case of another shutdown, we will transition to completely online meetings.
Click on one of the links below to tell us a little about yourself and give us your schedule availability.
• MEN’S Bible Study Group: CLICK HERE to open a short form to email us your contact information and schedule preferences. We’ll get back to you very soon about the men’s groups.
• WOMEN’S Bible Study Group: CLICK HERE to open a short form to email us your contact information and schedule preferences. We hope to reply back to you very soon about the women’s groups.