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…
Does God ever Dream?
God is a Spirit, so he doesn’t have
nightly REM dreams with his eyes shut. He doesn’t wake up wondering what His
dream was about. He doesn’t dream that He is flying. He doesn’t have
But that doesn’t mean God doesn’t dream!
Go to his Word and read with your heart wide open. Catch the rhythms, the
recurring pattern that plays throughout the big story of the whole Bible. Calm
your mind and read the…
I have found that one of the hardest things about being in
ministry (for me now for well over two decades) can be maintaining fervent
faith. Yes, I just said that.
The ministry is a wonderful calling—an adventure in walking
with Christ that’s a little off the beaten path compared to many vocations. In
being called to full time ministry, I have been invited to walk a path similar
to the path Jesus walked—dependent on God through His people for…
On July 16 of this year, I became the father of a teenager and it hit me: in the campus lifespan of a “super senior,” my daughter will be a freshman in college! I remember so distinctly just holding her in my arms for the first time. I can recall even speaking to her while she developed in my wife’s womb. As it’s commonly said, the days are long and the years are fast! My daughter is an amazing young…
In 2015, I graduated university and worked with the New Mexico StateUniversity Chi Alpha group for two years before enrolling in theCampus Missionary-in-Training (CMIT) internship. As a result, I havethe unique perspective of doing campus missions with and withouthaving completed a CMIT internship. I grew more in one year of theCMIT internship than the previous two years combined. That is not tosay I neglected reading or seeking Jesus’ face, but the internship wasstructured in such a way to stretch my…
A long time ago, I was invited to participate in something crazy with somefellow missionaries: ride five century rides (100 miles on a bicycle) for five days in a row. The only thing worse than riding 100 miles is riding 500 miles!
Naturally, I declined the invitation. The person inviting me then insisted I ride at least one day. I could experience the ride, become familiar with the course, and the following year I could ride five century rides in…
Can I be totally, brutally honest with you for a moment?
I grew up in church and then spent most of my college years
in Chi Alpha. Between those two things, I attended what seemed like one
thousand retreats, camps, breakaways, whatever you want to call them. At each
one, there was usually some sort of window for a compassion cause: a video of a
hungry child, pictures of young people my age living in abject poverty, and the
When I was a small boy, my Dad became a
As a five-year-old, I saw my Dad ran up
to the house, legs flying faster than I had ever seen. “Joy!” he called to my
Mom, his voice charged with excitement, “we’ve got our visa!”
He wasn’t celebrating a new credit card.
We had been stuck for months waiting for the nation of Nigeria to decide
whether they would issue our family entry visas to come live in their…
As the Southeast Area Director, it has been humbling and exciting to see the explosion of new missionaries and campus ministries throughout the Southeast over the past five years. The Southeast Area Chi Alpha District Directors have stepped up to the plate and lead their respective districts in developing healthy Chi Alpha ministries.
Before the culture subtly changed over time for these groups, the task seemed daunting and maybe a bit out of reach. However, with the fervor and faith…
After over forty years of contribution to California State University-Stanislaus, Chi Alpha was derecognized as a student organization in September 2014. The derecognition was ordered and Chi Alpha was kicked off the campus when they refused to accept a policy that denied the local group the right to choose its leaders based on whether they believed in our mission and were Christian.
This issue quickly became national news and Chi Alpha under the guidance of Becket Law stepped into the…