Run Your Race

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” Hebrews 12:1 (ESV) I’ve run several races in my day, the most fun being those surrounded by friends encouraging me to do my best. I’m no pro athlete by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoy the comradery and the rush…

Minority Missionary Spotlight: Marcus Floyd

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni and Diversity
With the guidance of the Diversity Task Force, Chi Alpha is strategically reaching Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to start new campus ministries and to promote a student body that represents the diversity of the Body of Christ. The Minority Missionary Fund (MMF) is helping minority campus missionaries get the financial support they need to fulfill God’s calling to reach the university. Among those who have benefited is Virginia native Marcus Floyd, who graduated in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth…

Limits

Posted by Mike Amiot in Healthy Leaders
A couple years back, I had the opportunity to ride on the track where they hold the famous Daytona 500. It is amazing to see the incredible banking and to try and grasp how fast these cars go. I have watched many a NASCAR race where cars blew their engines around these types of tracks. Evidently, you cannot run a car at 9300 RPM for 4.5 hours without the chance of blowing an engine. It is clear in racing there…

MMF Spotlight: Joe Sedillo

Posted by Marc Madrigal in Diversity
As a new freshman walking across the Sam Houston State University campus, someone invited Joe Sedillo to play Capture the Flag. During the game, he was invited to Chi Alpha where he soon became involved with his first group of Christian brothers. It wasn’t until he attended a Discover the Nations conference that Joe began to feel a deep burden to disciple students from the nations and a call toward campus ministry. By receiving help from the Minority Mobilization Fund…

MMF Spotlight: Bethany Baldwin

Posted by Marc Madrigal in Diversity
After the worst summer of her life, Bethany Baldwin decided her sophomore year at Northern Arizona University to find a place where God could heal her broken heart and found an old Chi Alpha flyer she was given. Hungry for God and for community, she knew just from the piece of paper that Chi Alpha was the place to be. The first service Bethany attended changed her life. She quickly got connected with a small group and began reading the…

MMF Spotlight: Joshua Byrd

Posted by Marc Madrigal in Diversity
As a freshman at Loyola University in New Orleans, Joshua Byrd spotted a flyer advertising a worship gathering at the front of the school. Hoping to make friends, he attended and soon became part of Chi Alpha. Although as a student he felt God calling him to campus ministry and a burden to see students shaped by the love of God, he wasn’t sure what a career in campus missions would actually look like. When it came time for graduation,…

Fully Funded

Posted by Jeff Alexander in Healthy Leaders
Look carefully and see if you can find Gregg Glutting and/or Jeff Alexander. Gregg Glutting, Chi Alpha National Support Raising Specialist, and I had the privilege of participating in the Full Sail Support Raising Leaders Conference. The goal of the conference was to help shape culture, build infrastructure, elevate training, and multiply coaching within organizations to see all future and veteran staff fully funded in their ministries, so we can all send more missionaries to the field and keep more…

MMF Spotlight: Tien Dang

Posted by Marc Madrigal in Diversity
As a commuter student at the University of Houston, Tien didn’t have many friends when she started college. But through some people she knew from high school, she heard about Chi Alpha. Her life was dramatically changed as, for the first time, the love of Jesus was demonstrated to her. Through those relationships, she soon found Jesus and gave her life to Him. During her time in college, Tien had the great privilege of discipling young women and seeing many…

Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Steph Huff

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Steph Huff graduated from New Jersey’s Montclair State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and a minor in English. After graduation, she served for a year in Chi Alpha’s Campus Missionary-in-Training (CMIT) program at Chico State University in California.   However, it was the classroom that became Steph’s life calling. She went back home to the Garden State to pursue a career teaching Pre-K, which she has now done for nearly twenty years. Steph has…

Soul Care for the Family

Posted by Lindsay Banton in Healthy Leaders
When Gil and I moved to Connecticut to pioneer Chi Alpha at the University of Connecticut, we quickly realized the stark change in culture. We were no longer one Christian family among many. Instantly, we became the odd bird out—a ministry family, driving a minivan, looking for new friends, and unfamiliar with the area. Even the church we attended did not have any families with young kids at the time. We felt drier and lonelier as the months passed. Without…

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