Students are Encountering Jesus

Posted by Jeremy Anderson in Chi Alpha Connection
Amidst hundreds of testimonies from our local campuses in the Central Valley of California, I’d like to encourage you with some remarkable stories.  Carlos was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit! A group of Chi Alpha students from the University of California-Merced grabbed dinner at a restaurant and ran into their classmate, Carlos. After asking the Holy Spirit for the opportunity to share the Father’s love with Carlos, they shared varying words of knowledge with him and one student…

The Lost Heritage of African American Missionaries

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Did you know that the first person to leave the U.S. and plant a church in another country was Black? Even though the Southern Baptist Convention has failed to recognize George Liele as the first overseas missionary from the U.S. because he was not “sent out” like Adoniram Judson who went to Burma thirty years later, many acknowledge him as such. Liele is just one of the many forgotten names of African American missionaries. In campus missions, we often talk…

Ministering in Historic Times

Posted by E. Scott Martin in Chi Alpha Connection
I have communicated broadly regarding the prophetic word that began to come forward in May 2016, that we were about to witness the greatest student awakening in history. Along with Chi Alpha, Charisma as well as Fox News have reported on the awakening. Part of this prophetic word is that this will be a student awakening of Kingdom power. A review of earlier awakenings in the U.S.A. reveals that they were marked by supernatural manifestations. I anticipate a fresh, supernatural…

How to Fight

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
The Easiest Way to Lose a Battle is not to engage, to abstain, to sit out. I feel like that is what the majority of believers do when faced with the racial and ethnic segregation in the church. Today, I want to talk to those of you who are engaged and ask you this? Are you praying? Yes, praying. It’s so simple. Yet so overlooked. I don’t know about you, but it seems that I believe in prayer much more…

#MLK and @YOU

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Martin Luther King day is a national holiday, but is it a holiday for the nation? Does it affect every single one of us? Or is it just for African Americans? Should I, a Colombian born, naturalized American citizen of Cuban parents, care about MLK Day? I mean, after all, the civil rights movement did not affect or involve my family or me. Yet, I am planning on honoring the day in several ways. Not because of my ethnic heritage…

Music and the Multi-Ethnic Congregation

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
There seems to be no more divisive issue, at least in the initial stages of diversity development, than music style in your congregational worship service. How do you meet the needs of everyone you are trying to reach and create the kind of cultural experience that is appropriate to all? Well, first let me say that you need to be asking the above question. If you have not, then your goal may not be diversity but a diverse group of…

Hospitality and Diversity: Can't Have One Without the Other

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Dictionary.com defines hospitality as “the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way.” Our God is most gracious and hospitable. He created a world that would meet not just our physical and spiritual needs, but provide us with enjoyment for all of our all our senses. Since he made us all unique and special, he has provided sufficient diversity in the world to satisfy every taste. Wow, this is a good place…

The "Why" Will Always Determine How Well the "What" is Done

Posted by Tom Trask in feedONE
A couple years ago, my parents decided to take my whole family on a vacation together to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. While family dynamics always make for an “interesting” time for anyone, life became even more complicated when my father asked each of the kids to lead a morning devotional for the family. It shouldn’t be a big deal for someone who has been a missionary for a while, but it’s amazing how inadequate you can feel when your…

Diversity Whys- Biblical Pattern

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya…

Diversity Whys #1- Humanity is Sacred

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.'” -Genesis 1:26-27 “From one man he made all the nations…” -Acts 17:26 “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” -Revelation 7:9…

Find A Chi Alpha Group Near You