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The Mission Statement

"We must never underestimate the potential of youth. Throughout history God has called the young to rise up and change the world through the gospel."
-Daniel Savala-

.:: We are a Community of Worship ::.
By "community of worship" we mean as a gathered people of God on campus, Chi Alpha must establish ministry to God as the highest call of Christians. We recognize we were created by and are now reconciled to God to bring glory to him. We believe the presence of God is made real among us when Christians are spiritually empowered in worship. We direct adoration to His person and give thanks for His acts of loving-kindness toward us.

.:: We are a Community of Prayer ::.
By "community of prayer" we mean as a gathered people of God on campus, Chi Alpha must establish intimacy with God as the highest privilege of Christians. We recognize the importance of confession, affirming the lordship of Christ, the fatherhood of God, and the conviction of the Spirit. In supplication we acknowledge God as our source and supplier. We look to God for daily guidance, open to His revelation. Prayer is a priority in breaking the spiritual strongholds on our campuses and in our society.

.:: We are a Community of Fellowship ::.
By "community of fellowship" we mean as a gathered people of God on campus, we are in joint submission to Jesus' command, "As I d you, so you must love one another" (John 13:34). The permanent motivation to pursue fellowship is the command of Jesus to love one another. The permanent pattern of fellowship is the example of Jesus' relationship with His disciples. It produces harmony among the members that reflects the relationships within the Triune Godhead, testifies to the divinity of Jesus, and validates the community's claim to be disciples of Jesus.

.:: We are a Community of Discipleship ::.
By "community of discipleship" we mean as a gathered people of God on campus we are committed to pursue the fulfilling of the Great Commission given by the Lord Jesus Christ, to "disciple" all nations (Matthew 28:20). It is our conviction that discipling is best accomplished in the relational context of the mature believer helping to nurture younger members of the community in small group situations. By this process each member is thus given the basic knowledge and skills necessary to grow toward maturity in Christ and is equipped for the work of the ministry. In this way we perpetuate a continuous development of maturing leaders for the work of Christ in the collegiate community and beyond.

.:: We are a Community of Witness ::.
By "community of witness" we mean as gathered people of God on campus we are Spirit-empowered to display to the campus community what it means to be the people of God, proclaiming the gospel, and calling others into relationship with God. We owe every person a clear presentation of the good news, that "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). Our statement of the gospel is combined with the Christ-like life-style we exhibit. Our witness extends beyond the campus to reach a lost world. Each student is endowed with a distinct calling from God. Our priority is the preparation of students to enter the impact the marketplace and society for Christ and assist their involvement into the life of the local church.

.:: The Bottom Line ::.
Deeply aware of the urgency of this moment in history, we commit ourselves unreservedly to the work of reconciling men and women to God by the power of the Holy Spirit. We consider the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to be our personal and primary responsibility before God and dedicate ourselves to reaching and discipling students to impact the nations of the earth before Christ's return.




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