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At the beginning of the 21st century, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries USA is a major national student movement communicating the love of Jesus Christ and the good news of the gospel to thousands of students each year who matriculate through college. Chi Alpha students actively participate in campus ministry both stateside and abroad. Fifteen hundred campus missionary staff and volunteers serve 20,000 students on 300 campuses nationwide. Sister campus ministries are active in seventy-five nations.
Dennis Gaylor writes Growing a Student Movement, The Development of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, 1940–2020 after having served as the national director of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries USA from 1979–2013. This 674-page comprehensive overview illustrates the profound influence of Chi Alpha in the church and world today. Read More Preview First Pages
What does a real estate office, fraternity house, and a church have in common? They are all Chi Alpha properties. These places next to campus provide a welcoming space for students and so much can be accomplished in these facilities including Bible studies, worship gatherings, outreach, housing, social events, and a place to study. These settings provide a context for building community […]
James Madison University Although he uttered a “sinner’s prayer” as a Baptist youth because he feared going to hell over unconfessed transgressions, Joshua Moran rarely attended church. Parties where he got drunk and swore a lot turned out to be more frequent gathering places. But soon after he began attending college, his life turned around. “Chi Alpha found me at the University […]
International students here in America and in countries around the world are the key to global mission. Here’s why: Global Growth The growth in the number of international students is explosive. There are five million international students in the world. Global Reach Change the university, change the world. Global Unreached Two thirds of international students in the US come from the 10/40 […]
University communities of faith find themselves in dorms, student centers, classrooms, coffee bistros, pubs, parks, students’ off-campus apartments, auditoriums and eateries. These communities of faith on and off campus create sacred spaces where worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship and mission are experienced. This type of community represents an ecclesiology that is freed from an institutional box, in order to inform and empower the […]
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