Course Exemptions

All new Cru missionaries are required to complete three theological courses:

  1. Intro to Christian Theology
  2. Bible Study Methods
  3. Intro to Mission

In order to be considered for a course exemption from Intro to Christian Theology or Bible Study Methods, you must have completed an equivalent graduate-level course. To qualify for an exemption from Intro to Mission, you need to have completed either an undergraduate or graduate Intro to Mission course.

Exemption from these courses does not entail exemption from participation in this component of the New Staff Training conference. Even if you are exempt from Intro to Christian Doctrine, you will still be asked to audit this because of the pivotal role it plays in introducing the theological identity of Cru. In addition, there are other important elements of NST that occur at the same time as the courses. In past years New Staff with graduate theological degrees have served as teaching assistants (TA’s).

Each course from which you are exempt will lower the cost of the conference by about $300.


Intro to Mission Exemptions
Bible Study Methods Exemptions
Intro to Christian Theology Exemptions
Records for Cru Courses Completed Overseas