The National Leadership Team (NLT) would like to help and encourage each and every ministry team in their effort to raise money for their ministry projects. Our NLT’s goal is to help each ministry team be fully self-sustaining (not dependent upon resources raised by others) by 2020. This proposal outlines our first step toward that goal.
In Cru Romania we have 8 main staff teams, besides the NT and Operations team, with a total of 73 staff. Except for one, all of them are Romanians. These teams are working in various areas such as among students (4 teams), families (one team), business people (one team), planting new churches (one team), on the internet (one team). From it’s beginning, Cru Romania, emerging from a communist context, received considerable funding from donations raised in the US as well as from an allocation of funds by the US ministry. In 2012 economic realities and a change in the allocation of funds from the US ministry led to the dawning of a new paradigm for the Romanian ministry.
This new paradigm is built on our recognition that it is of growing importance for the people of Romania to play a significant role in the on-going funding of our staff as well as the collective efforts of each ministry team. We believe that to fully accomplish our vision we can no longer just look to the West to provide funding, but rather we must grow the vision and motivation of Romanian people to support what we believe is an authentic Romanian ministry.
Over the past year we have begun to help each of the 8 local ministry teams grow in their ability to develop a local base of support within the country. While they have been accustomed to developing their personal support, they are now in the process of learning what it means to raise the additional support to cover various ministry projects and activities.
As an encouragement to these 8 local teams the NLT is also seeking to raise $2,500 per team to serve as an encouragement to them as they begin to raise their ministry expenses locally.
For example while the typical cost of a campus ministry team for 1 year is $10,000 per campus, our goal would be to provide the first $2,500 of that as an encouragement to them. This $2,500 would come to them, and to each of our teams, on a matching basis – as they raise funds locally, we will match up to this amount .
It is the responsibility of the NLT to help each local ministry team be successful in developing the funds needed for their ministry. Having benefitted for the past 20+ years as a result of donations from outside of Romania, we are now committed to a much greater percentage of funding coming from within the country. We believe this is a sign of a healthy and growing Body of Christ in Romania. Through these matching funds we want to encourage each team to bring in their local contribution.
In this way we believe:
The Romanian ministry was raised up by the Lord, to help give everyone in Romania and opportunity to hear the Gospel through the life and lips of someone who truly walks with Jesus. Over the years we have seen great progress but there is still much to be done and the Lord has given our ministry an opportunity to have great impact and influence.
But to fully realized our goals we need a team of partners who will stand with us – particularly in this strategic effort to expand our local base of support from within Romania. The Bible says it’s more blessed to give than to receive, and we want to help the Romanian church become a “giving” church but we can’t do it without your help.
Would you therefore prayerfully consider funding one or more teams at $2,500 per team to help them accomplish their ministry initiatives – whether working with churches of families, or among student or young professionals, or even reaching people via the internet. Your partnership with us will make a difference. God can use you to help hundred of people come to faith in Jesus, this year.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
The National Leadership Team is formed by 6 staff members who are overseeing the whole ministry.
NLT members are:
Campus Crusade for Christ International,
P.O Box 628222, Orlando FL 32862-8222
Donation for Matching funds Romania, Account #0690149