Stop. Lament First.

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
View the original article here. “What’s going on in our world? What’s happening? It seems to be coming apart at the seams.” These are some of the thoughts I hear from people these days. We see civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots. There is a lot of anger on all sides. How should the church respond? Should we jump in with the anger, the rhetoric, the violence? Should we strategize, problem solve, and work at finding solutions? Should we educate ourselves…

George Floyd Is the American Story We All Need to Learn

Posted by Lashawndra Lucas in Diversity and Student
View the original article here. In the aftermath of the horrific murder of George Floyd, I have been praying and processing a lot of thoughts. So far, I’ve come to this: We have a lot to learn. We have a lot to learn about America, about the black experience in America, about each other. And many of us have a lot to unlearn, which is really hard work, but…(insert any one of dozens of pithy sayings about how hard work…

Wave of Partnership

Posted by Dan Allan in Chi Alpha Connection
“I just talked to a live one!” When Ronnie told me this yesterday in the office, it felt like an invitation to ask more questions. Ronnie explained to me she had just talked to a 16-year-old student named Bradyn who is dual enrolled in high school and at his local community college. Bradyn wanted to learn more about what it would mean to start the first campus ministry at his community college in Georgia. Those of us who share a burden…

Ravi Zacharias, 1946-2020

Posted by E. Scott Martin in News
Ravi Zacharias passed away from cancer on May 19, 2020 at age 74. (Image from RZIM.) Today we have lost a mighty warrior of the gospel of Jesus and His church. Ravi Zacharias was a friend of Chi Alpha and a friend of campus ministry. His ardent support of Chi Alpha was and is exhibited in his investment in our ministry through the training of our leaders and students, as well as on campus partnerships with us in reconciling students…

Partner in Life

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Life. This is what Jesus came to bring. He clearly states in John 10:10, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” God is a God of life. He is a giver of life from first to last. He created Adam and Eve and breathed life into them. He sent his Son that we do not perish but have “eternal life.” Not a life that we get after death, but a life that cannot…

Kingdom Partners: Doing Together What We Couldn't on Our Own

Posted by Jon Hietbrink in Chi Alpha Connection
In the spring of 2017, the EveryCampus movement was born as an answer to the question, “What could we do together that we could never do on our own?” Over the last three years, we have had the privilege of watching God write a story that is more beautiful and multifaceted than anything we could have envisioned! From the early stages of the process, Chi Alpha has been a Kingdom partner and key contributor in the EveryCampus coalition. As one…

Unity of the Spirit

Posted by E. Scott Martin in Chi Alpha Connection
I was a good church kid when I entered the University of Arizona as an eighteen-year-old freshman. My first class was a biology course. The professor immediately polled the class on who believed in evolutionary theory and who believed God created the earth. I realized at that moment that I didn’t have what it took to take the big stand for Jesus outside of the insular environment I had been in for some time. Following class, I saw posters plastered…

We Live Missions

Posted by Ira Cole in Cross-Cultural Missions and Student
Following the fourth World Missions Summit in Houston, Texas, Cross-Cultural Missions Director Crystal Martin and I were overcome with gratitude and vision as we thanked God for the 2,000+ students that had committed to give a year and pray about a lifetime. At the same time, we also pondered what it might look like to invite students into a lifestyle of missions that went beyond a summer trip or a one-year commitment. The overflow of these initial conversations has led…

Testimony: Making Disciples of All Nations

Posted by The National Chi Alpha Ministry Center in Chi Alpha Connection, Cross-Cultural Missions, Expeditions, and Student
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…

Donate Books. Feed Kids.

Posted by Ira Cole in Cross-Cultural Missions and feedONE
In February 2019 I attended The World Missions Summit in Santiago, Chile where, nestled in the mountains outside of cell phone reception, I was able to spend significant time with some of our campus missionaries from Sam Houston State Chi Alpha. Despite eight hours of college Spanish and growing up in Texas, I still don’t speak Spanish. Thankfully I do understand about 80%…of the colors and numbers!   One of the veterans, Jason G., and I ended up sharing vision over a dilapidated…

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