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They're one of the most prominent Christian ministries in the country this week Campus Crusade for Christ made the decision to take Christ out of its name because some people.
And He turned off.
Life well Steve sellers as the US vice president Campus Crusade for Christ and he's here to explain this all things and this -- got a lot of folks.
Up in arms some people saying you know this is just battling to political correctness other people say look.
You know since certain sit there are certain reasons to take these names out of might appeal to a broader audience people who might not consider coming in what's the feeling.
Well we believe that we needed to change the name and -- to be more effective.
-- the mission and it's a ministry.
It had absolutely nothing to do with being politically correct.
We didn't decide to take Christ out of -- -- we decided to change our name.
In order to be more effective at reaching people for Christ and as we change the name to crew -- argue.
The logo has a cross -- -- so there was nothing about this where we were.
Vowing to political correctness or.
We work ashamed of the gospel it was very much about wanting to be effective it proclaiming the gospel and the good news of Jesus Christ.
Now it's is it just the name change or is there anything that has changed about the mission Q well.
It's a great question the mission has not changed at all it's actually the mission to be able to take the gospel.
The good news of Jesus Christ to every part of the world that is driving the name change and we actually found trouble.
With -- -- campus because.
People only think of us to the campus ministry that we have.
Ministries to athletes to families.
Military personnel all over the world.
And our plan is to continue to be effective -- proclaiming the gospel one of our ministries.
The Jesus film has proclaim -- to have over six billion exposures to the gospel.
In the last thirty years.
And on the college campus in the last five years over 600000.
People have indicated that they.
Placed their faith in Christ.
And so there's nothing about this where we're trying to pull away from price -- actually doing everything we can to help people know that.
God loves you.
And that we know that.
We know that we are simple and that Jesus is the answer.
And it may even though our plan didn't.
Asserted her Perez is that this this name -- may have been a long time coming because your organization was found back in 1951.
By gentleman named Bill Bright his widow said right you know this is something that that -- bill was thinking about doing back in the seven.
-- that even -- sixteenths.
Right He wanted to make the name change.
Many years ago because He felt like the name was limiting us.
And that no one who ever knew -- would think that He was ashamed of the gospel -- trying to.
Take Christ out of the name.
It really is about being able to communicate the fact.
That every person can have a relationship with -- -- -- from the newly named crew C are you thanks for being with us this morning we appreciate it.
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