Local Churches

Cru students and staff attend several churches in the area.  Below is a list of those churches and contact information for them:

Blacknall Presbyterian Church

Blacknall has a place for you, whether you’re exploring God and faith for the first time, seeking to deepen your Christian walk, or returning to church after some time away. Come learn, share, and grow with us. Blacknall is called to glorify the Triune God, to make known the crucified and risen Christ, and to advance the Kingdom that God is building in us, in Durham, and around the world. We’re imperfect. We make mistakes. But as a body of believers, we’re committed to serving Christ, embedding Scriptural teaching in our hearts, and working out our faith in our daily lives.



For ride info contact Julia Myhre: 919-597-9701

Chapel Hill Bible Church

The message of truth, hope, and beauty is our boast. It is the proclamation of a crucified Savior, a risen King, and a returning Redeemer. Chapel Hill Bible Church desires to see the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ bring glory to God as it forever transforms us, our city, and the world. Please join us as the grace of Jesus Christ makes us deeply joyful, deeply grateful, and deeply changed.

Every Sunday morning, we have folks available for conversation and assistance in the Guest Welcome area just off the foyer where the hospitable team is always ready to answer any questions you may have. Drop by after a service to meet some folks!

For ride info contact Andrew Hove

Christ Central Church

Christ Central Church is a Christ centered, cross cultural community that exists for the glory of God and the good of Durham. As a Church, we want to call our members to have a Kingdom worldview, using all vocations to the glory of God. This involves more than just being a “good Christian:” we want to promote fairness, justice, and equality in working spaces and educational systems, through the spread of the Gospel. As a Church we want to be highly relational — calling our members to love their neighbor and their city. We want to see this done by being intentional with people — to talk, listen, eat, and play with the purpose of loving our neighbor; to be intentional to shop, spend, eat, and work for justice in downtown with a purpose of loving our city. We want to be a church that is faithfully present downtown, having its faithful presence shown not just on Sunday, but Monday through Saturday as well, by its members living near and loving people in the city. Christ Central is a Church in the City for the City.

For ride info contact Aidan Workman

Church of the Good Shepherd

We are an evangelical congregation associated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The mission of CGS is to make disciples of Jesus Christ on the northwest side of the Research Triangle, calling them into a devoted community of worshiping and maturing brothers and sisters, and sending them out into this culture and across cultures to be salt of the earth and light to the world to the glory of God. CGS’s vision is to become a thousand-member regional resource church that will be a center for the worship of God, a saltshaker affecting economic, cultural, and political life, and a catalyst for the evangelization of the diverse people groups in the Triangle and beyond.


For Ride Contact Sarah Barlow: 859-492-1065

Summit Church

At the Summit, we believe the way to restore our hearts and our families is found in experiencing the radical, life-changing love of God in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and becoming the followers of God we were created to be. Jesus does some of His best work through relationships, so we are committed to developing local communities of believers. Through local small groups, children’s and student ministries, family ministries, and regional campuses, we want to be in your community. We also believe that real “ministry” happens outside the church, not inside our auditorium on the weekend. We’ll equip you to impact your community. The Summit Church participates with over a dozen of the most effective city-transforming agencies in the RDU area, and is also committed to planting churches in strategic cities all over the world. Lastly, we believe the greatest asset of the follower of Jesus is prayer. We meet all throughout the city weekly to pray–for each other, for our families, and for what God is doing in our city and around the world.


For Rides Contact Chris Lea: 679-895-2479

Vintage Church

Vintage Church exists to make much of Jesus. We do that by making disciples who know the gospel, live the gospel and advance the gospel. Doubters, seekers, and followers are invited to become everything God designed them to be and see their city become everything God desires it to be. Vintage Church has always been unapologetically committed to church planting. We plant Vintage Churches throughout the Triangle. Those churches work together to plant like-minded churches throughout the world.

For ride info contact Aidan Workman: 678-908-1667


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