CBU exists to advance the gospel of Jesus through church planting, leadership development, and humanitarian aid. Central to our ministry is God's Mission - the Missio Dei. Jesus said it like this: I came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). The Holy Spirit leads us to live on mission with God. We work to partner with our Lord as He draws people to Himself through the gospel.
Who We Are
CBU is a team of believers working for gospel advance in the world. We began in the early 1970s by equipping believers through Spirit-empowered Bible teaching conferences in the United States; opportunities have expanded to include a global vision of touching the nations with the gospel. Working to share Christ where he is not named, we focus on areas where Christianity has become marginalized, churches are shrinking rather than growing, and gospel need is great.
What We Do
Imagine growing up in post-Soviet Ukraine, believing that Christianity is an irrelevant traditional religion for old people. Or consider what life would be like growing up in post-Christian Scotland, believing that church is for unenlightened people who need to continue clinging to the crutch of religion as means of coping with life. These aren’t fictional stories – these are real situations in the world today. To reach people with limited gospel access, we plant churches, train leaders, and develop humanitarian projects. As God’s Spirit leads, we work to deploy our core competencies where we can make a difference.
Where We Work
CBU Missionaries have served both gospel and humanitarian projects in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. We go to areas not well served by the global Christian community, such as church planting in Ukraine and Scotland, leadership development for pastors in Europe, and humanitarian aid in Nepal.
Our current focus is Europe. We are working to establish a ministry training centre to touch this continent with the gospel by equipping and sending church planters, missionaries, and evangelists all over this continent.
How You Can Be Involved
Gospel advance is a team sport, and you have a vital role to play in sharing the love and truth of Christ with those who don’t know Him. Through faithful praying and generous giving, you can touch the lives of people who may not otherwise encounter the life-changing message of Jesus. Through consistent, ongoing financial support, you enable us to go, to plant, to equip, and to help. As Paul wrote to the Philippians, every gift you give is “a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God” (Philippians 4:18). As we each give what we can, God is touching lives through the power of his good news.
You can help reach Europe by helping us establish a ministry training centre. Read more here!