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Putting the BREAK back in Spring Break!

Come on down with Cru to Clearwater Beach, Florida – home of the world’s best sunsets!  We will spend the week relaxing on the beach, growing in community with each other and serving the community around us.

Spring Break Fast Facts

  • Dates: March 8th-13th (Saturday-Thursday)
  • Cost: $275-Includes: Housing, Breakfast, 1 Group Dinner, 2 Lunches and a Manatee Tour (yes you can swim with the manatees)
  • Location: A few steps away from the Gulf of Mexico! (North Sunrise Resort Motel)
  • Transportation: Carpooling (yep, true road trip style!)  Don’t worry, we’ll help you find a ride if you need one.
  • Payment: after Cru February 6, 13, 20, or 27.  February 27th is the final deadline for payment.
  • You will need a check made out to “Cru,” cash, or debit/credit card
  • Space is limited so sign up now and tell your friends!

For more information, contact Courtney (


Cru-tastic Spring Break Options


No passport required…

Come on down with Cru to Clearwater Beach, Florida – home of the world’s best sunsets!  We will spend the week relaxing on the beach, growing in community with each other and serving the community around us.  For more info, contact Courtney (


See the world…

Come and get a vision for what God is doing in Central Asia, land of delicious meat on sticks, crazy public transportation, and amazingly warm people.  Join with App State alumni, Zack Wilson and his team as they do ministry in a place where people desperately need Christ.  If you’re interested in coming and don’t have a passport, you should start the process as soon as possible.  For more information, contact Ethan (

Community Groups

Go Small.

Community Groups are intimate gatherings where we study the bible, connect in authentic ways, and learn to share the love of Christ with those around us. Community groups are taking place on every corner of the campus and throughout the off-campus community. Find one that fits you.

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Freshmen WOMEN

East Side:

Marshall Frederick and Kaleigh Williams – Monday at 6:30pm in Doughton Lobby

-email Marshall for more info.

Lindley O’Brien and Addison West – Tuesday at 7pm in Doughton Lobby

-email Lindley for more info.

West Side:

Emma Florin and Mandy Smith – Tuesday at 7pm at Trivette Circle

-email Emma for more info.

Hannah Liederbach and Hannah Fowler – Monday at 7pm in Newland (3rd floor)

-email Hannah for more info.

Laura Chafin and Danielle Smith – Wednesday at 7pm at University Highlands apt. 314

-email Danielle for more info.

Sophomore WOMEN

Mary Margaret Gunn and Erin Lee – Tuesday 7pm @ Wisemans’ View Lounge in the Student Union

-email Mary Margaret for more info.

Rachel Lambert and Madeline Comer – Wednesday 8:15pm @ Highlands Apt. 320

-email Rachel for more info.

Heather West and Kelly Hughes – Tuesday 7pm @ Newland Hall

-email for more info. 

Danae Rhoads – Wednesday 7pm @ Newland Hall

-email Danae for more info.

Junior WOMEN

Courtney Simpson – Monday at 7pm @ off-campus

-email Courtney for more info.

Sarah Beth Rosemond and Hannah Landreth – Monday at 7pm @  Email us for location! 

-email Hannah for more info.

Senior WOMEN

Lori McMillan – Wednesday 7pm @ 235 Southridge Rd. Apt. 3 Banner Elk, NC 28604

-email Lori for more info. –

Mason Heistand – Tuesday night at 8pm

-email Mason for more info. –


Freshmen GUYS

West Side

Evan Hiatt and Tyler Womble – Monday at 8pm @ TBA

  -email Tyler for more info.

East Side

Eric Heistand and Ian McGrath – Tuesday 8pm @ TBA

  -email Eric for more info.

Sophomore Guys

Andrew Kibler - Wednesday at 7pm @ Summit Hall

-email Andrew for more info.

Junior Guys

Bryant Rogers - Tuesday at 8pm @ email Bryant for location 

  -email Bryant for more info.

Sophomore and up

Mark Valentine – Wednesday at 8:45pm @ The Roadhouse (email Mark for directions) 

  -email Mark for more info.


Jason Freeman and Ethan Allen - Monday at 9pm @ The Roadhouse

  -email Jason for more info.

Boone Churches

A Few Boone Area Churches

Alliance Bible Fellowship
1035 NC highway 105 Bypass
Worship service: 8:30 am, 11am

Banner Elk Christian Fellowship
140 Woods Lane
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Boone United Methodist Church
471 New Market Boulevard  Boone, NC 28607

Christ the King
Anglican Fellowship
Cornerstone Summit
Hardin Park Elementary
College Group Contact: Pastor Reggie Hunt
Worship Service: 10am Sun, Wed 7pm

Crosspoint Community Church
A PCA Fellowship
132 Council Street (behind Earthfare)

Greenway Baptist Church
880 Greenway Rd.
Worship Service: 11 am, 6:30 pm

Mount Vernon Baptist Church
3505 Bamboo Road
College Group Contacts: April Wilkinson 919.389.8323
Kyle Brodd 919.244.4389
Worship Service: 9am, 10:30am
College Sunday School: 10:30am (church gym)

The Heart
New Watauga High School (off 421)
Worship Service: 10:30am


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