Harvard Christian Impact & Athletes in Action

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Harvard Christian Impact & Athletes in Action
Members 50
Fall Comp? Yes
Spring Comp? Yes

Harvard Christian Impact + Athletes in Action is a Christ-centered community that aims to engage the entire campus with the Gospel in both word and deed and to help transform the lives of students for a lifetime.

CI is composed of a community of students at Harvard who are journeying through these four years of college together. We believe that our spiritual life has a meaningful impact on the rest of our lives and we want to integrate our faith with everything we do. We believe that there is something profoundly significant about the historical person named Jesus, and together we hope to be a part of how he is renewing the world.

Our mission is to offer every student on campus the opportunity to know a group of people who truly love and follow Jesus. We hope to do this by allowing students to discover the person of Jesus, grow in a relationship with him, and go out into the world ready to walk with him for a lifetime.

Comp Process

CI has no comp - just join! . Fall, Spring, we're open to people joining at any point throughout the year!

Member Experience


LifeGroups are the heart and soul of CI. We gather in groups of 4-6 weekly to embrace the highs and lows of life, discuss what the teachings of the Bible mean for our lives, and together find ways to impact the world.


It's Wednesday and you're just hoping to make it to the end of the week. Come join us for a midweek break for connecting with a joyful community, hearing from challenging speakers, getting outside ourselves in worship, and enjoying some delicious homemade snacks with friends. Hope to see you there! Wednesday Nights, 7:30pm in Memorial Church!


We have regular community-building events such as game nights, movie screenings, service projects throughout Boston, and study groups.


God is working at Harvard, but he's also working throughout the city of Boston. One of the unique things that CI offers is it's connection to multiple other movements around the city. MIT, BU, BC, Wellesley, and other campuses are also working to make Christ known on their campuses. Once a month we gather as a large, citywide movement for encouragement, teaching, worship, and fellowship at a Boston student gathering called Citywide. It's an amazing time to connect with other students and see how God is moving on campuses across Boston.

Summer & J-Term Missions

God designed you to make a difference in the world. Whether it’s a prayer walk on a campus in Asia, a conversation about Jesus in a coffee shop in Europe or a night of worship on a sandy beach in the States, a Summer Mission with Cru is your opportunity to make your summer extraordinary.

Retreats and Conferences

Sometimes you just need to get away from campus to have some fun with friends, meet new people, or simply to connect with God and his people in a deeper way. This is where Cru conferences and retreats come in to play. Come away with us with the first weekend in October to Lake Winnipesaukee, NH, for our annual Fall Retreat. Here you'll connect with other students from the Boston area and engage in a weekend full or worship, reflection, growth, and fellowship. As winter rolls around and that J-term break comes, we have lots of options to choose from. Stay local and join us for our Body-Building retreat in Cambridge. Or you can look to get out of town with us to attend conferences specifically for international students, African-Americans, multi-ethnic groups, and/or athletes. We've got options and we'd love for you to join us!