Rio Grande Valley
Reconciling Students to Christ; Transforming the University, Marketplace, and the World.
Lives are Transformed
"Chi Alpha" means...
[2Co 5:20 NKJV] 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore [you] on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
Our movement of campus ministries finds its identity in this passage. 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.
We believe in small groups
We see Jesus call all believers to go "and make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19). We believe that one of the most strategic ways to reach the nations is to raise up university students to become disciple makers.
Jesus knew what He was doing when He decided to make a small group of 12 men, and pouring Himself into them. These men went on to make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples.
Beyond only preaching, evangelism, or Bible study, the goal of small group is to become friends for life, who know what it means to fight for the people around you to have a real, deep walk with Jesus.