- Turn in a completed application for review with your choice of the top three CMIT internships noted.
- You will be notified of your approval into the CMIT program and your acceptance at the specific CMIT location.
- Raise the monthly budget and fees required by the program of your choice.
- Attend Reach the U Institute (RUI) in June.
- Complete the pre-CMIT assignments mandated by the CMIT internship you are accepted into.
The ultimate goal of all Chi Alpha internships is to offer an authentic place of growth and excellence in preparation for campus missions. An intern is not relegated to being a staff person’s gopher or a “special projects” person.
Instead, an intern joins a Chi Alpha ministry team as coworker under training. In that position, he or she takes on the work, challenges, and intensity that campus staff face in an ongoing way as mission leaders. This program is specifically designed to develop a person’s character, intellect, and ministry skills.
To promote character growth (which is Scripture’s overwhelming concern for pastoral leaders – see 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), each intern will be personally supervised by a staff person. The interns have consistent opportunities each week to meet with their pastoral supervisor for prayer and discussions that touch on the attitudes, disciplines, and expression of our lives as ministers.
With regards to intellectual development our goal is not to teach many things briefly, but rather to concentrate on establishing firm theological foundations. We intend to leave with each intern both the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a lifelong development of their intellect.
An intern can anticipate time being given daily to develop the disciplines of devotion and personal study, as well as group gatherings weekly to discuss the essentials of a biblical, evangelical, and Pentecostal faith.
Finally, there is the broad area of skills. We are deeply aware and committed to the reality that knowledge only becomes a helpful skill when the knowledge is allowed to be experienced repetitively in a person’s life. Therefore, an intern can expect not only training, but the opportunity to “do the work of the ministry.”
Following training, each intern will have significant opportunities to teach from the Scripture in a variety of settings. Each intern will lead a small group dedicated to Bible study, prayer and practical training. There are also such areas as evangelism, administration, time management, counseling, support raising and ministry budgeting, to name but a few of the skill areas addressed and experienced during the CMIT internship.
In these and other ways we intend to see men and women properly prepared in their character, intellect, and skills for effective pioneer ministry to the secular campuses of the United States.
Campus Missionary Qualities
- Personal life of prayer, devotion, and spiritual disciplines.
- A life with healthy boundaries and balance between ministry and family.
- Character, including honesty, integrity and moral purity.
- Self-motivation, self-starting and self-direction (especially important for pioneering).
- Outward/Missionary mindset (as opposed to administrative, which is needed as well).
- Commitment to continued growth through study, reading, classes, etc.
- Strong sense of calling, self-awareness, and wisdom.
- Ability to receive ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God (AG) at the end of CMIT experience.
- Ability to relate to the AG.
- Ability to connect to Chi Alpha on a district, regional, and national level.
- Ability to develop and maintain a support team.
- Ability to prepare ministerial taxes.
- Ability to apply Scripture to personal life.
- Ability to relate personally to students, parents, staff, church leaders, college/university personnel, and AG officials.
Ministry Skill Competencies
- Ability to implement missions/pioneering principles including but not limited to evaluating needs, developing appropriate evangelism strategies, marketing/promotion, and evaluation.
- Ability to minister cross-culturally, including international students.
- Ability to administrate including but not limited to planning events and the administration of time, financial, and human resources.
- Ability to develop appropriate structures and training for student leadership development.
- Ability to communicate verbally including preaching, teaching, and leading discussions in a variety of contexts.
- Ability to provide leadership.
- Ability to lead worship.
- Ability to plan and execute a missions experience.
- Ability to disciple students.
- Ability to provide Biblical counseling.
- Ability to communicate in writing, including but not limited to newsletters.
- Ability to utilize computer software.
- Ability to operate in the gifts of the Spirit.
- Ability to explain/defend core theological doctrines/issues.
- Ability to explain/defend Pentecostal theology.
- Ability to exegete the Bible properly.
- Ability to articulate current collegiate culture.
- Ability to express/defend issues concerning women in ministry.
- Ability to identify, define, and explain various world religions.
Why Do a CMIT?
by Brady Bobbink, Director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA
The words “Campus Missionary in Training” seem to lack the zing needed to grab most readers’ imagination. But before you pass over this article, consider the following question:
Have you ever been operated on? I have faced that unpleasant but needed experience in life. I was calmed considerably knowing that practical preparation required of my doctor before he was set free to work on me.
Consider the teacher, counselor, pilot, or electrician. All of these fields and many more have long realized the need for supervised “in-field” training. This training (especially in the medical field) is known as an internship, and is considered an essential aspect of credible preparation.
But what about the area of pastoral calling, where many seem much slower to see “in-field” training as an essential aspect of proper preparation? This attitude prevails in spite of the fact that the minister (be it campus or church) is a combination of the teacher, counselor, pilot, and doctor. The campus pastor will be a teacher of eternal truths and will be called on to give counsel to countless number of students. He or she will guide (pilot) the student fellowship through many storms. The campus minister is a surgeon of the soul who must learn rightly to use the scalpel of the spirit.
With these things in mind and in light of Scripture’s concern for the proper testing of leaders (1Timothy 3:10), one wonders why we place so little stress on meaningful internships in the training of our pastors. It is time we recognize that a CMIT is not irrelevant, it is essential!
You may be thinking, “I’ve been to college, Bible School, or perhaps seminary, so why should I do a CMIT?” Good question! Pastoral ministry, like a surgeon, pilot, or electrician, entails much more than simply fostering simple theological truths and ministry philosophy in a formal classroom setting.
The mind must be prepared, but there must also be an extended time of testing one’s character, discovery of one’s gifts, and [to] be done realistically requires “hands on” experience.
A veteran CMIT director stated, “My experience was over the nine years of training interns from Bible Schools, seminaries, and secular colleges has confirmed that all of them needed and greatly benefited from the practical supervised training they received. This need for practical training is the first reason to do a CMIT.”
Who can participate in a CMIT internship?
- Those who believe they are called to serve God in university missions and desire preparation for full-time campus ministry.
- Those who may be sensing a call to ministry and desire to test this calling with a year’s experience in a college ministry situation.
- Those who complete the application process, are accepted into the training program, and raise their internship budge
What basic budget areas are covered in a monthly CMIT budget?
- Housing and utilities
- Medical insurance
- Debt Repayment
- Misc. – a monthly reserve to cover unanticipated expenses
- Savings. This is mainly for estimated taxes. We also hope that you would be able to set aside a small amount each month for emergencies.
How are CMIT finances handled?
Upon approval as a CMIT intern, you will be assigned an account number from the Assemblies of God Division of U.S. Missions (AGUSM). All of your pledge forms, funds and receipts will be processed through their finance department at:
1445 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Directions for these procedures will be addressed in the finance packet received after your acceptance into the program, and at the Reach the U Institute (RUI). Once you confirm your account number and communicate it to your support partners, you can begin to receive financial contributions into your account.
Anytime a person sends a financial gift to your account, they should make the check payable to National Chi Alpha, and include your account number on their check. Each time a check is received, the finance office will deposit the money in your account and issue a receipt to that donor. The donor (or partner) can then use that receipt when sending in next month’s contribution.
Please be aware that the Assemblies of God Finance office DOES NOT send out reminders to those sending in monthly financial contributions. It will be the responsibility of the donor to send in their contribution each month. AGUSM does offer the option of setting up direct deposit for a donor to send their gift in.
On the tenth of each month, the AGUSM financial office sends out a check and a printout of activity for the previous month (i.e., $1000 came in from the following sources…and they’ll be listed for you). You can then monitor the activity in your account by checking for the monthly pledges that have been committed to you.
Lastly, AGUSM takes out a 5% administrative fee from each intern and missionary account for the services they provide.
How do I start a CMIT program on our campus?
If you are interested in starting a CMIT program on your campus, please contact Harvey Herman at the National Chi Alpha Ministry Center.
What is a CMIT internship?
A Campus Missionary in Training internship with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is a 9-12 month opportunity to learn and develop the character and competencies necessary for a calling and mission among college students. It will include a Biblical and practical ministry education, character development, and wide variety of skill acquisition required for campus ministry service. It will involve learning and growing under the care and mentoring of veteran men and women who have modeled fruitfulness and godliness and been nationally approved to offer a CMIT internship.
What are the requirements for a CMIT?
- Persons who have earned a bachelor’s level degree.
- Persons who are able to commit 9-12 months in a full-time internship.
- Persons willing and able to raise their full financial support for the internship period.
- Persons willing to immerse themselves in secular campus ministry.
- Persons who are willing to fulfill application requirements.
- Persons willing to be challenged, work hard, and grow.
When does a CMIT internship take place?
The CMIT internship programs generally start between the middle of August or September and conclude in May or June of the following year.
Where are CMIT internship programs located?
There are CMIT programs located across the United States. See the list of CMIT programs for exact locations.
Why a CMIT internship?
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is committed to reconciling college students to Jesus Christ in the United States (and beyond). The CMIT internship is part of the staff training process to recruit, prepare, train, and enable men and women to get onto campus to expand the work of Jesus among students. To be considered for a staff position within the organization, an individual must complete several stages of preparation, one of which is an internship.
How do I apply for an internship?
- Fill out the CMIT application here.
- The Training Director will notify you of your status. If accepted into the national CMIT program, you will be invited to a training conference in early June called the Reach the U Institute (RUI), and the Campus Missionary in Training (CMIT) internship.Once accepted into the national CMIT program, the intern candidate will need to request a CMIT account. It generally takes a month to get an account number approved and set up through Assemblies of God U.S. Missions (AGUSM) in Springfield, MO.
- The AGUSM finance office will then notify the candidate of their open account with the mailing of an instructional packet with the following enclosures: official notification from AGUSM with a CMIT account number, information on how the financial support system operates, a receipt book for donor contributions, pledge forms, and a budget amount to be raised for their internship.Initial training in how to raise an intern budget will come from Chi Alpha Support Raising Trainers in your area, and/or the CMIT director of the program you are accepted into.One of the goals of the Support Raising Training Seminar is to give intern candidates the confidence, skills, and plan necessary to start building a support team for their internship.Once an intern receives a CMIT account at AGUSM (and completes the Support Raising Training seminar), the intern candidate is able to begin raising funds. This account will be open to receive one-time financial gifts and monthly pledges for the intern. The intern candidate will then be able to receive a monthly payment from their account for salary and work expenses. AGUSM will then send a check (either by mail or direct deposit, once requested by the intern) by the tenth of each month, with a statement of where the funds came from.Note: Funds may not be drawn out of an intern’s account until they raise their full budget and start their internship.
- Intern candidates will attend the Reach the U Institute (RUI) in June. RUI is an entry level leadership conference where you learn the values, vision, philosophy and strategy of campus missions. It’s an informational and practical gateway to a potential career in ministry to students. Interns are expected to attend RUI before they enter their CMIT internship.
- In the CMIT application, you are asked to select the top three choices of where you would prefer to take your internship. Once you are accepted as an intern candidate, the Training Director forwards your application packet to the first choice on your list. The CMIT director of that location will review your application and determine if they will accept you. If they accept you, you will be notified by the CMIT director within 2 weeks. If they don’t accept you (possibly because their program is full), your application packet will be forwarded to the second choice on your list of preferred programs. Most interns are confirmed for their internship site by April 15.
What are the differences between all of the available internship programs?
The primary difference is the location of the program and the personality and giftings of the CMIT director. All of the directors are men and women of sound doctrine and mature character who exemplify the values, vision, and mission of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. They will offer a safe and stable ministry environment that has borne much fruit among students. The directors (and their staff and local campus ministry) have met criteria to be a CMIT training site. All of the CMIT internship sites will offer a graduate level program of biblical education, character development, and skills necessary for the development of campus ministry staff.
Whether you desire to receive an internship in a small college town, or a major urban area, you are destined to receive a top level experience in theological training, personal development and ministry mentoring. Of course, the personality and experience of the CMIT director will differ from location to location. The budget necessary for an internship in an urban area will be higher than that of a state college or college town. Each program will have strengths and qualities reflective of their staff and students. But all of them will offer a person a genuine chance to learn, grow, and be equipped to determine the call of God and obey it.
How much will a CMIT internship cost?
The amount is different from one program to another determined by the cost-of-living in that city. The budget will be determined by the local CMIT director, however, we suggest a single person raise $1,850.00 per month and a married couple $2,200.00.
How does an intern develop a budget?
Each intern will be expected to raise a personal monthly budget from family, friends, savings, churches, and other creative sources. Hundreds of people have been equipped to communicate vision for campus ministry training to others and seen the provision of God for their internship.
What's up with CMIT newsletters?
When you have raised your support, you have an ongoing responsibility to those who are in essence investing in the Kingdom through your life, training, and service. Every mailing must be approved and proofread by your CMIT director before being sent out. Inconsistent letters means inconsistent support.
How is a CMIT intern evaluated?
The CMIT director is committed to an open, sincere, and honest relationship with you. Their goal will be to build you up in the faith as well as in your ministry. This not only includes day to day activities, but also as they evaluate your gifts, talents, character and calling as they understand them. Their hope is that they can help to isolate your weaknesses and build upon your strengths as a pastoral and missionary leader.
They will do their best to give you consistent feedback and encouragement with regards to these strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the fall semester they will take time to review your progress. Not only will they give you feedback, but they will also ask you to share your opinions of the CMIT program up to this point, and allow you to offer any suggestions that may help them serve you better.
At the end of the school year you will have another review similar to the one at the end of the fall semester and you will need to complete two written evaluations – one for the director and another to be sent to the National Chi Alpha CMIT Program Director.
How are CMIT interns placed in ministry assignments?
Placement will be unique to each graduate. We are committed to helping you get wherever God is leading you in ministry. Your life and calling in ministry are important to us. We will have invested much time, love, prayer and energy into your training, and we want to see you succeed. We want to do everything possible to get you into a positive situation.
Here is an outline of what possibly could happen:
- An intern talks with his/her CMIT director about pioneering a new campus ministry.
- Returning for a second year of internship to further deepen their understanding of biblical theology, character formation, and/or skills necessary for student work.
- Apply for a Missionary Associate (MA) position with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. The MA is a person who offers to work alongside a missionary for 1-3 years and assist them in ministry service. This option would offer the person a chance to serve in campus ministry without having to confirm a call to long term service, or raise the larger missionary budget. It would also allow a person to experience more growth and maturity, as well as pursue further theological training.
- Go on staff with an existing campus ministry for more personal development and maturity. Our experience has taught us that few men and women are ready to pioneer or direct a ministry after ten months of training. A person could complete the internship, apply for their certified ministry credential as well as national home missions appointment with the Assemblies of God, raise their budget, and join a staff team for a minimum of two years.
The Classic Model
The Classic model for a CMIT local program is a one campus – one staff team model. All interns learn and grow on one campus, and relate to each other daily. The intern goes deep into the culture of one campus and knows one staff team well. The Classic Model has served Chi Alpha extremely well since the 1970s.
Central Washington University
This CMIT program has been in existence since 1988. It requires a ten-month commitment (September through mid-June) on the CWU campus. It is designed to train individuals for full-time campus ministry under the supervision of an experienced staff person. It is a time to test your call to campus ministry as well as render service to the work of the Lord for a school year. Thorough biblical education and personal spiritual development is the foundation of this CMIT program.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
The CSU CMIT program’s focus is on training and raising up Chi Alpha personnel in team pioneering, planting foreign campus ministries, and small group based ministry. Whether looking at foreign missions, doing XA with your friends, or just want to gain some more experience in ministry before going into the marketplace we would love to see you at CSU!
Dayton Chi Alpha/Wright State University
The Ohio Chi Alpha internship offers a variety of missional experiences across two distinct college settings in the same city under the same staff team—a public university (Wright State University), and a community college (Sinclair Community College). Each intern will be exposed to an established ministry and a ministry on a strictly commuter campus. Each school provides its own challenges and opportunities for learning that will benefit the intern with a wide scope of skills and competencies, alongside character and theological growth.
Edinboro State University
Edinboro University is a state school of more than 7,000 students and sits on a beautiful 500-acre campus. The CMIT program here is an extremely relational ministry experience. We offer training filled with direct ministry opportunities. We stress the importance of spiritual growth and personal development as ministry requires and mentor our interns very relationally. Our model focuses on student leader development emphasizing a passionate pursuit of Christ and responsibility in ministry.
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Experience significant advancement in apologetic deployment, leadership development, and supernatural empowerment through our distinctive CMIT training. Interact with internationally recognized theologians and apologists throughout our highly relational and intense program designed to train versatile cross-cultural missionaries. Join us on the beautiful campus of Florida Gulf Coast University located in sunny Southwest Florida as we minister to one of the fastest growing college campuses in the U.S.
Idaho State University
Missouri State University
A description is pending. Please contact the one of the missionaries below for more information.
New Mexico State University
North Carolina State University
NCSU Chi Alpha will provide interns an excellent experience as they work and learn alongside our team of veteran ministers. Interns will be stretched, challenged and equipped to become wiser and stronger as ministers of the gospel. Our aim is to produce self-aware, strategic and servant-hearted leaders. Each intern will receive personal attention from a pastoral supervisor and receive hands on training in areas like small group discipleship, campus evangelism and missions mobilization. We also offer training for those who are interested in focusing on ministry to internationals.
North Dakota State University/Minnesota State University Moorhead
Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN
This CMIT program has a strong emphasis on the power of the Holy Spirit and loving people. The ministry here has a three-fold strategy of: strong large-group meetings, relationally-based small groups, and numerous ministry opportunities for students. The program of study also includes theological studies, preaching ministry development, mentoring skills, and personal development. The program will run nine months from mid-June to mid-May.
Northern Arizona University
Northern Arizona University is a mountain campus of 22,000 students living at 7,000 feet elevation at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. We have an average of 288 days of sunshine annually. Mountain biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding are popular activities here along with hunting and fishing.
Our internship is rigorous and challenging, but also a lot of fun. We are a ministry of 100+ students involved in weekly worship and small groups. Our goal is to minister to your whole person while giving you hands on and classroom learning opportunities.
Your primary mission will be to find, feed, and fight for a small group of your own while learning theology, preaching, and all aspects of campus ministry in a round table discussion format. You will participate in weekly morning prayer at our building and weekly outreach on campus in various settings.
You will receive one-on-one mentoring from a veteran staff member and participate fully in our weekly staff meeting. You will plan and lead a spring break missions trip either in the U.S. or overseas, depending on your experience. Our long term goal is to plant Chi Alphas on the unreached campuses in the expanses of the west.
Oklahoma State University
The CMIT program at Oklahoma State University-Chi Alpha (OSUXA) provides an opportunity to prepare to fulfill God’s call on your life as a campus missionary.
Evangelism is a strong focus of this chapter, and as a CMIT you will learn creative strategies for outreach. You will hone your personal skills in sharing your faith, making disciples, and learning to minister cross-culturally in spirit-led and pragmatic ways.
Your primary training will take place at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1890, OSU is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational, public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus. OSU Students come from all fifty states and over one-hundred nations around the world. You may also gain experience ministering in a nearby community college and HBCU environment.
The staff of OSUXA is diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, and educational background. With a Biblical culture of leadership, at OSUXA you can learn from women and men with the heart and skills to take their experience and knowledge and “entrust [it] to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2). Our staff and student leadership team is a tightly knit family committed to your development as a leader.
At OSUXA, we desire our interns to become proficient in God’s Word, learning to see things from His perspective. We will encourage you to cultivate godly principles, develop your Christian life, and minister to university students as you persevere to become like Christ.
Office Phone: (405) 372-6504
Cell Phone: (212) 729-3519
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
An unbroken call reeks of ambition.
Moses had a divine call, but until he was broken his call left murder and shame in his wake.
David had a divine call. In a time of unbrokenness, he left murder and shame in his wake.
A divine call is a gift to the world. An unbroken will is it’s curse.
Wherever ambition is leading you, pride will encourage you. Where the Spirit leads humility will enable you to follow.
Samuel Brengle, in a basement, blacking boots after entering the Salvation Army’s internship thought “Lord, did I leave my excellent ministry, and my wife waiting for my return to just follow my fancy? Is there nothing more significant for me to do than to black boots?”
The Lord reminded Samuel that Jesus left heaven and happily washed His disciples’ feet.
At Texas A&M University with it’s 60,000+ students and expensive $100,000+ academic degrees, brokenness and humility are essential to winning Texas’ Elite to abandoned love and service for Jesus.
Do you have a divine call? If the Spirit leads you here, be prepared to be tested in Brokenness!
Texas Tech University
A description is pending. Please contact the missionary below for more information.
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Come to sunny, beautiful San Diego to take part in a growing movement focused on leadership development, creative evangelism and pioneering more Chi Alpha’s as part of a team. You’ll get to learn from a team that includes a campus pastor with a PhD in theology, a veteran of 30 years in international student ministries, and a soul care guru. You will be invested in personally and learn to function in and lead a thriving team toward a Kingdom sized vision.
University of Arkansas
It’s Hawg-Wild Missions at the University of Arkansas! Here we focus on training interns who want to walk onto a campus and create something from nothing. Our program focuses on mentorship. We provide hands-on, practical ministry and lots of time with the senior campus pastor. Each week there are approximately 120 students in our main meeting and 140 in cell groups. We have a strong focus on cell (small group) multiplication.
University of Minnesota-Duluth
A description is pending. Please contact the missionary below for more information.
Dan de la Forest
University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi, “Ole Miss,” is Mississippi’s largest university. In Oxford, MS you will find a beautiful campus, SEC football, and a thriving Chi Alpha group. God is doing amazing things here! Chi Alpha at Ole Miss is strong in discipleship and leadership development, racial reconciliation, and has a culture that is marked by transparency and encouragement. Our CMIT program places an emphasis on pioneering and mentorship, with lots of time with the campus directors who are passionate about training up new Chi Alpha directors and support staff. We provide practical ministry experience and a systematic approach to ministry. When you complete our CMIT, you will be equipped to walk onto a campus and create something from nothing. Chi Alpha in Mississippi is relatively new, so you will not only be involved in training to pioneer a single university, but you will also have first hand experience pioneering an entire state–the Assemblies of God Mississippi District. Check out our website or our Facebook page!
University of Vermont
The University of Vermont is nestled between the beautiful Green Mountains and the shores of Lake Champlain, and it is home to nearly 13,000 students. Burlington is not only the birthplace of Ben and Jerry’s, but it was also named by Barna as the second most post-Christian city in America. Vermont is consistently ranked as the least churched and least religious state in the nation. Northern New England is home to more than 90 universities and colleges, yet fewer than 25 have any Christian ministry presence.
UVM’s CMIT program will challenge you through theological studies, practical ministry skill development, and character formation. Our goal is to prepare missional leaders to serve in the post-Christian context of New England and the Northeast.
Virginia Tech University
A description is pending. Please contact the the missionary below for more information.
Washington State University
The CMIT at WSU is one of the new kids on the Chi Alpha CMiT block, but, we have a history of raising up Campus Missionaries who have ended up making Chi Alpha a career. Our goal is to raise up leaders who will be challenged to grow in their understanding of calling/vocation as well as in their own faith, all in the context of Community.
Interns will be infused with the Chi Alpha Culture, experience rigorous training in theology, pastoral and biblical studies and practical ministry skills. Each intern will meet weekly with a veteran campus missionary, prepare and lead students on either a domestic or foreign missions trip, co-lead a small group of WSU students and be a part of weekly staff decisions that will lead Chi Alpha@WSU into the future.
New Haven, CT
Yale XA offers the only internship on an Ivy League campus. Interns will experience their apologetic being sharpened and a broadening of their evangelistic potential. YXA is an ethnically rich community which provides cross-cultural ministry to future world changers. Our goal is to offer the best preparation needed to launch interns into future leadership on campuses across New England and around the world. Missionaries moving to Europe without previous campus ministry experience would benefit from our program.
The Hub Model
The Hub Model for a CMIT program is a multi-campus, multi-staff team model. One campus hosts the CMIT director and serves as the central and administrative Hub, while additional campuses serve as satellite sites. Interns are placed on different campuses and come together regularly for classes and district events. This model was first pioneered in urban Chi Alpha ministries over ten years ago.
Columbus State University
Columbus State is a freshly pioneered non-traditional campus in Georgia. You’ll be given a well-rounded learning experience in theology, relational ministry, and the basics of Classic Chi Alpha with emphasis on discipleship, strong Fall Outreach, student leadership development, prayer, missions, and fellowship on a growing state school campus with a blend of residential students and a large population of commuters. During your training, you’ll hear from our talented Chi Alpha staff from all over Georgia and get a chance to look into what Chi Alpha looks like at a large flagship school, on urban campuses, and at a large regional campus in a small college town.
“XA Denton” is the collective term for Chi Alpha at two local universities—The University of North Texas, a large state university of 37,000 students, and Texas Woman’s University, a predominantly female school of around 13,000 students. Chi Alpha has a local presence on each campus, but cooperates as one in most aspects of ministry.
The XA Denton CMIT program is designed to impart Christian leadership to those who sense the Lord’s call to vocational ministry on the college campus, overseas missions, or in the local church. Each intern will be given leadership responsibility as they are empowered to lead clusters of small groups in building community, creative outreach, and pastoral care. XA Denton interns are mentored in their growth of personal discipleship, evangelism, theology, spiritual disciplines, cross-cultural missions, as well as a holistic pastoral mindset.
Stephen F. Austin University
Mountain State – Fairmont State University/West Virginia University
Nestled in the southwest corner of the Northeast these two very different campuses comprise the Mountain State CMIT program. Our primary desire is to grow teams of workers for campus missions for Jesus’ harvest field in the Northeast. Fairmont State is a 4,000 student commuter school. West Virginia University is home to nearly 30,000 students and is the flagship state school. The two cultures are very different, but the two teams share the CMIT training experience, as well Leadership and Fall retreats. Small group discipleship, relational evangelism, and a missions trip experience form the core of the intern’s hands-on experience, in addition to a strong connection and service to our local churches. Theological studies, preaching labs, and practical/pastoral ministry training provide the “why” for “what” our interns, staff and students do. Additionally, each intern is mentored by an experienced staff person throughout the early-August to late-May internship. “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” Join us to reach the most strategic campuses of the most strategic mission field in the world.
Matt Sprenger, Fairmont State, Northeast Area Director
Sarah Halbert, CMIT Administrator, Fairmont State
West Virginia University
Katy Sombrio, CMIT Administrator
The Indiana CMIT program is a state wide collaboration which specializes in developing pioneers. Interns will receive hands on experience in all areas of campus missions, including discipleship, strategic thinking, and theological development. Our staff is committed to seeing you develop into the unique leader God has gifted you to be. Currently our program begins in August and runs until May.
Ball State University
Louisiana Diversity Project
The Louisiana Diversity Project is a combination of the best in campus ministry that the state of Louisiana has to offer. Every campus missionary in Louisiana will be a part of your training! You will be challenged in the areas of theological studies, practical ministerial skills, and character development. You can choose what campus you want to experience your practical ministry training. We offer everything from private urban to small state residential campuses. You will be exposed to African-American ministry, international student ministry, athletic ministry, and a variety of evangelistic outreaches and growing small group ministry.
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
McNeese State University
Nicholls State University
Michigan Hub Model/Eastern Michigan University
The Michigan CMIT program is a state wide collaboration offering you opportunity to grow in multiple venues as you prepare to do campus ministry. Our heart is to prepare you to reach the diverse campus you will be placed at as well as reach the diverse cultures that accompany these establishments. The main hub is located at Eastern Michigan University in southeast Michigan with campuses, like University of Michigan, being added to enhance the experience and opportunity for growth in ministry. This internship provides training in theology and ministry, and will give you great opportunity for personal development and empowerment as you pursue God’s call on your life.
University of Michigan
NorCal/Nevada Hub Model
We offer a district-wide internship experience on world renown universities. Our district Chi Alpha team has an amazingly deep bench of leaders who desire to pass their legacy on to a new generation of leaders. We’ve been praying that the Lord of the Harvest would raise up laborers for this harvest field, and you might be the answer to our prayers. We invite you to join us in this worthy cause.
California State University – Sacramento
California State University-Stanislaus and the University of California-Merced
University of California-Davis
Sam Houston State University
The CMIT program at SHSU is designed to give interns a well-rounded experience in campus missions, with a program stressing hands-on training in small group discipleship, international student ministry, and with missions trip planning experience. Also included in the program is theological study geared toward both personal and preaching opportunities in church and large group campus settings. Our emphasis in ministry at SHSU is relational evangelism. This is an excellent training ground for learning how to relationally pioneer and build other campus ministries.
University of Houston
University of Alaska-Fairbanks
The AK-XA Campus Ministry-in-Training (CMIT) Program is a ten-month program designed to train and equip individuals for vocational campus ministry. This ministry experience is a combination of directed Biblical study, practical ministry experience, and mentoring by experienced campus ministers. Our desire is to entrust principles of ministry to faithful interns who will be trained to reach others. Our purpose is to make disciple makers who will be sent out into Alaska communities and the world.
University of Alaska-Anchorage
University of Central Arkansas
The University of Central Arkansas is a primarily residential campus of 13,000 students. The DNA of the Chi Alpha here is marked by intimate discipleship, sacrificial prayer and fasting, and a deep desire to care for the poor and oppressed. CMITs will be challenged to a holistic approach to life and ministry. Discipleship, theological study, physical fitness, preaching, teaching, a healthy marriage and family, spiritual disciplines, and a deep revelation of the Father’s heart are just a few of the things you will experience during your time at UCA.
Arkansas Tech University
University of Arkansas-Little Rock
University of Texas-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
The CMIT program at UTSA is a ten-month program designed to train and equip individuals for a lifetime of ministry. This ministry experience is a combination of Pastoral and Biblical study, practical ministry experience, and mentoring by experienced campus ministers with a heavy emphasis on small group discipleship. The components that drive our program are Gospel Proclamation, Mission, Serving the Church and Discipleship.
Our desire is to entrust principles of ministry to faithful interns who will be trained to reach others. We also place a priority on equipping marketplace ministers and missionaries to serve the Local Church. Our purpose is to make disciple-makers who will be sent out to win the lost to Jesus both on the college campus and in the world.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Texas A&M University Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
UVA is the largest and most influential Chi Alpha group in the Northeast region. As staff, the most important gift that we can give to a CMIT is our lives. In relationship with you, we will be sharing the real nature of our walk with Jesus and our service to Him. We will invite you to know us and grow with us. At Chi Alpha at UVA, we seek to train leaders and point them in the direction of Northeast Chi Alpha ministerial openings.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Western Washington University
The WWU Campus Missionary In Training (CMIT) internship was the first in Chi Alpha. It is known nationwide for its educational excellence, creativity, and guided learning experiences. The internship offers graduate-level experience in Biblical/Pastoral Studies, Theology, Pastoral Care, and Preaching. At the same time we mentor each intern personally through one-on-one 10 month relationship with an experienced Chi Alpha pastor. The education of the intern’s mind, nurturing of deep spiritual ethical character, and the development of effective mentoring (one to one and small groups) and evangelistic skills – that’s what the internship is all about. We offer a “traditional” as well as specialized internships that focus on “Chi Alpha International Ministry” and “Community College Ministry.” Each intern participates fully with our staff in the oversight of one of the larger Chi Alphas in the nation. The WWU Hub internship has had over 290+ interns successfully participate in the program.
Brady Bobbink: Internship Director
David Knebel: Associate Internship Director
Jonathan Lytle: XAi Director
Kelsey Roth: Office Administrator
Skagit Valley College
Whatcom Community College