What is Chi Alpha?
Is Chi Alpha a Sorority or Fraternity? Nope.
we are Christ’s ambassadors
christou ("Chi") apostoloi ("Alpha")
"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God."- 2 Corinthians 5:20
We are Worship, Family, and Mission.
Jesus said the greatest commandment was to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength." So that's what we want to do. It's so much more than praising God with music (which we love), but rather it's giving everything to God. Loving his presence, and seeking after it. Giving up our plans for his. Knowing his word so we can know his character, and be near to him. In Romans 12, Paul says that true worship is to offer our bodies "as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God." That is what we strive for. Whether its our time, money, relationships, plans, degrees, careers, and everything else that makes up our lives- we surrender it all to Jesus in worship.
In addition to the greatest, Jesus also gave us the second greatest commandment: "love your neighbor as yourself." At Chi Alpha, we love each other. A lot. Wether we're sharing life in Dgroup (discipleship group), celebrating together at a Monday night service, getting away on a retreat, or flying all over the world to serve the poor and oppressed, we love doing it together. We have found a bond unlike any other that comes from passionately and transparently pursuing after Christ with our brothers and sisters. We are fighting for a community like that found in Acts chapter 2. Community that is marked by devotion to the word, fellowship with one another, sharing of burdens, sacrifice, and the Lord adding to our number daily.
Jesus also gave us a commission-it's pretty great. In Matthew 28, Jesus says "therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." We believe that it is the call of every Christ follower to be actively involved in fulfilling this commission. More so, we believe that we were all made to be missional. That when we sacrificially give of ourselves in this way, we become more of who we were made to be. We are actively calling, equipping, and sending students into the mission field. Locally, nationally, and globally we sacrifice to serve the poor and the oppressed, and proclaim Jesus with our words and lives