Chicago Chi Alpha students from Northwestern University, Loyola University, and Columbia College went on a mission trip to Eurasia but never once stepped foot overseas. Rather than boarding a plane with passport in hand, the team participated in a three-day virtual trip through the Virtual We Live Missions Experience, whichwas put in place last year after COVID-19 shut down travel. The experience is designed with three components—abiding, experiences, and missionary engagement—so Chi Alpha team leaders and Assemblies of God World…
By Bob Sickels
I had the privilege of serving on a mission team to the Caribbean last spring break. One morning before we headed to the elderly home where we were ministering, a member of our team, Brook, told Luana, another team member, and I about a prophetic word she received the night before that we would minister to a quiet man.
Pictured from left to right is Bob, Jeffrey, Brook and Luana. Bob, Brook and Luana are students at…
I agree with our national
director, E. Scott Martin. We are in the nascent stage of a great student
awakening. A great student awakening sounds like fruitfulness and
multiplication. Some important questions are “Why do we want it?” and “Why
would God send it?” Is a great student awakening coming “so that we can make a
name for ourselves” or is it so that we can mobilize disciple making students
to the ends of the earth? Is our ministry vision…
Have you ever considered how
closely the Great Commission in Matthew 28 parallels the Genesis Assignment in
Genesis 1? “Go and make disciples” sounds a lot like “Be fruitful and multiply.”
“Of all nations” sounds a lot like “fill the earth,” and “teaching them to obey
everything I’ve commanded” sounds a lot like “and subdue it (the earth.)” Throughout
Scripture, we see God’s desire for His people to multiply and spread so the
“earth will be filled with the knowledge…
Students going on mission is an outcome of healthy discipleship. The primary reason going is an outcome of healthy discipleship is because Spirit-filled disciples are joy-filled disciples (Acts 13:52, Gal 5:22). True joy cannot be contained.
Tim Dearborn, author of Beyond Duty: A Passion for Christ, A Heart for Mission, says we shouldn’t be motivated by “bad news of sad problems” because we have experienced “good news of great joy.”
We are tasked with making disciples who believe in the…
We reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-Filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world. This clarion call has served as the marching orders for Chi Alpha since 1993. Taking our mission statement seriously, we had to ask how we could aid this transformation by reconciling students to Christ.
The nearly 22,000 Chi Alpha students represents a potential formidable global missionary force. To change this missionary force from potential…