Our Mission

CRUX is a latin word for “cross,” meaning:

  • The critical feature; the heart of a matter
  • A decisive and pivotal moment in life
  • The hardest part in a climb

As such, we exist to bring students to the heart of the Gospel and to create continual moments of decision for life change so we can prepare students for the hardest parts of their life. Four out of five students leave the church after high school. By the time our students graduate high school, we equip and prepare them to take on the world as disciples of Christ. We do this through youth home groups, times of worship, relationships with mature Christians, and activities focused on reaching students and serving the community.

Weekly Meetings

At Real Life, we believe discipleship happens in relational environments. At the center of who we are is our CARE Groups. We have structured our youth ministry to model our CARE Group ministry and the core values of relational discipleship. We want students to be active in the same vision and mission of the church.

What that means is our youth ministry meets together as a body once a month; the rest of the month our high school ministry is taking place in the homes of families with adult leaders to facilitate a time of community and sharing. This establishes a relational environment in which students can feel included, learn about God, and be discipled.

We have groups in Colfax, Pullman, and Moscow. Click the links below to see available groups and get more information about when and where they meet.

Please see our calendar for special events.

Sunday Morning

We encourage our students to participate in a service on Sunday morning, either with their families or friends. This is a great opportunity for them to worship and hear God’s Word with a body of believers. We also encourage our students to get involved and volunteer. Some students help with setup and teardown, some work with audio and video, some volunteer in children’s ministry, some are a part of the worship team, and some serve in other places.

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