What is Chi Alpha?
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at Indiana University is a group of college students dedicated to serving Jesus, discipling one another, and making lifelong friendships. In Chi Alpha, all we do is guided by our three anchors: real devotion, real community, and real responsibility.
Core Groups are a great way to make some new friends, learn to study the Bible, and get plugged into Chi Alpha. A Core Group is a small group of guys or girls who meet weekly for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. We have Core Groups that meet all over the IU campus as well as off campus.
One of the best ways to learn more about Chi Alpha is to come to one of our weekly large group meetings on Tuesday nights. Join us for heartfelt worship, a powerful message, and some quality hangout time. Join us on Tuesday at 7pm in A201 in the Theater Building for service! Worship, make some new friends, and learn about Jesus with us.
Get to know the officers of Chi Alpha. The officers represent Chi Alpha and help out in any way possible!
What does Chi Alpha stand for?
"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
Even though our name is Greek, we're not a fraternity or sorority. We believe that God longs to have each and every person be reconciled to Himself, and that the way that re-connection happens is through the representation of his people. Each of us who takes on the identity of “Christian” becomes Christ’s ambassador – or christou apostoloi in Greek, which we shorten to the first letters “Chi” and “Alpha” or XA. Our name is our constant reminder that each of us has a real part to play in this world. We each can carry Him within us to bring Him closer to the people around us.
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 solid 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
"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." - Joshua 1:8
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 Core Groups.
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:24-25
We believe that every Christian has an outward responsibility and should play a role in global missions, relational evangelism, and justice. In Chi Alpha, we provide students with opportunities to serve on all levels.
"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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”" - Matthew 28:18-20