Location: Manhattan, New York City, NY
As a part of the Manhattan & the Bronx Campus Team, Brandon and Lydia both work full-time to launch and build spiritual movements on college campuses across the 40+ colleges and universities in Manhattan & the Bronx. With about 700,000 college students, New York City boasts the largest population of college students of any city in the U.S., but many campuses have no Christian ministry presence, and if they do, many students either don’t know it exists or are still not actively living out their faith in a faithful and culturally distinct way.
Currently, Cru has ministries at New York University, The New School of Design, The Fashion Institute of Technology, City College of New York, Fordham University, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Nyack College, and Columbia University (faculty). Brandon, Lydia and their team work to not only reach students on these campuses with the gospel, but also to launch Cru movements at the other 35+ universities in Manhattan & the Bronx. They also work to build up students in their faith through Bible studies, mentorship, and missional/evangelistic vision and training. As a co-Team Leader, Brandon also gives vision, strategic leadership, and coaching to the rest of the Cru staff in this area.
- for wisdom, guidance, creativity, and zeal as they share the gospel across the campuses of Manhattan & the Bronx.
- for favor as they launch new movements on many campuses, that God would provide spirit-filled, motivated students who want to be a part of making God known on their campus.
- for the Lord's provision of support for their ministry.
- that students would grow in their love for God, knowledge of His Word, and their desire to multiply their faith through evangelism and discipleship of others in their lives.