Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Cindy West

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Cindy West Cindy West came to faith in Christ through Chi Alpha as a student at Chadron State College in Nebraska through the Chi Alpha ministry on campus. After graduating in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in Education, she went into teaching for two years, then moved into full-time youth ministry. After several years in youth ministry, she went back to the classroom for the next 25 years, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes in Lincoln, Nebraska,…

Imago Deo

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
Last month we looked at the last stage of diversity development, Transformation. The church is the imago deo. It is by looking at us that the world can see what God looks like. Creating a multi-ethnic body that is conformed to Christ’s image and lives out the culture of the Kingdom in its community is part of how we represent God in the world. Yet, this is not enough. We must also take this ethic into the marketplace and the…

Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: Nii Abrahams

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
Nii Abrahams Nii Abrahams was active in Chi Alpha at Missouri State University in Springfield.  He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Communication. While studying for his Masters degree in Organizational Communication at MSU, he worked at the Assemblies of God National Youth Ministries Department as their Communications and Content Strategist. He completed his degree in 2016 and moved to Indianapolis to help start a church plant, Parkside Church, alongside several friends from MSU Chi Alpha. He is currently…

Transformation

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
The final stage of diversity development is Transformation: The multitudes of Revelation 7 are not just some individuals who gathered to sing songs and live moral lives. They have come out of the great tribulation. History tells us much of the sufferings of the early church and their commitment to live out the ethic of the Kingdom and to call others to do so as well. Saint Telemachus is remembered for ending the gladiatorial games at the cost of his…

Alumni in the Marketplace Spotlight: David Weiser

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni
When it comes to Chi Alpha alumni in the marketplace, David Weiser is on the cutting edge. A software engineer, David received his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming in 2005, and his Master’s from Wyoming in 2007. He currently lives and works in the Seattle area with his wife Shelly and their four young children. David has also been serving on the founding committee for the National Chi Alpha Alumni Association. He shares how Chi Alpha…

White Noise

Posted by Jonathan Sixtos in Alumni
Winter has arrived in South Texas, which means I can finally turn off the air conditioner. I’ve taken to the habit of playing a white noise track, to substitute for the familiar droning of the compressor battling the pesky heat and humidity. Everything is drowned out and I slip into a restful slumber each night in preparation for another day’s adventures. The other night, however, the battery on my Bluetooth speaker died and I woke up to an uncomfortable silence.…

Conformation

Posted by Belkis Lehmann in Diversity
The third stage of diversity development is Conformation. We want to look like the campus (formation), so the campus, through this representational community, can see Jesus. In other words, we represent the campus, so we can represent the Lord to the campus. This is the original purpose of humanity, to be God’s image in the world. Thus, we need to be conformed to the image of Christ individually and as a community (Rom 8:29). Like the multitude in Rev. 7,…

Alumni in Leadership Spotlight: Belkis Lehmann

Posted by Jay Woodward in Alumni and Diversity
Belkis Lehmann (nee Garcia) has been a leader in Chi Alpha since she was a student at Florida International University in Miami. In her second semester at FIU, she started a Chi Alpha group on campus. After graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, she married her husband and ministry partner Steve, and together they served as Chi Alpha leaders at Eastern Michigan University. They now live in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with their two children, Sofia and Gabriel.…

Delivered From Evil

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble (Prov 16:4). Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart. Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the heart of fools. Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?”…

Can't Hold Back

Posted by Jesse Pingenot in Student
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You…

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