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WHAT IS XA?  WE ARE A MOVEMENT!! 

We are a movement of student's who are devoted to living an authentic faith in Jesus and showing others how to do the same. We do this by coming together to worship our amazing God, to learn His Word and be discipled, to encourage one another and pray, and to have fun building real community and making lasting friendships. We are NOT a fraternity or sorority but we are certain that in Chi Alpha you will find a place you belong and will be treated like family (and you don't have to pay a monthly fee!) 

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US?

In Chi Alpha we strive to live by these 3 anchors:

         real devotional life: Our desire is that every student would have a vibrant, personal relationship with God. We believe that a real devotional life is necessary to maintain a thriving, growing relationship with God. Through spending time in the Word, and communicating with God frequently, fervently, and with great faith, we can experience God and live the life we are called to live.

         real community: We are made for community! We believe that the greatest transformation occurs when we are living in real community with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. That is why we consider the most important part of Chi Alpha to be our LIFE GROUPS. (find one under our Get Connected tab).

         real responsibility: We believe that every Christian has an outward responsibility and should play a role in discipleship, global missions, relational evangelism, and justice. In Chi Alpha, we want to provide students with opportunities to serve on many levels.    

Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there is a place for you at Chi Alpha!

WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?

These are nonnegotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. This list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Scriptures can be found by visiting www.ag.org and search the 16 Fundamental Truths.

WE BELIEVE the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.  

WE BELIEVE there is only One True God revealed in 3 persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity) 

WE BELIEVE in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s Son, Jesus was both human and divine.  

WE BELIEVE though originally good, man willingly fell to sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.   

WE BELIEVE every person can have restored fellowship with God through “Salvation” (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior) 

WE BELIEVE and practice two ordinances  1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and 2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation. 

WE BELIEVE the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.

WE BELIEVE the initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is “speaking in tongues,” as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.   

WE BELIEVE sanctification initially occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike. 

WE BELIEVE the Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost to sin. We believe the Church is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.   

WE BELIEVE a Divinely called and Scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the Body of Believers—the Church, and to meet human need with ministries of love and compassion. 

WE BELIEVE Divine Healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).  

WE BELIEVE in the Blessed Hope—when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. 

WE BELIEVE in the Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.   

WE BELIEVE a final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.  

WE BELIEVE and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people of all time who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on earth, “and so shall we forever be with the Lord!”