In the Bible, the apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:20,
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.
Our movement of campus ministries finds its identity in this passage. 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.
Throughout the week, students gather together in Small Groups. These are led by our team of student leaders and they are designed for connection and spiritual growth. Yes, we study the Bible but they are much more than a Bible study. It's a place to build friendships, receive peer mentoring and also, cultivate spiritual disciplines together.
We're working on our schedule for Fall 2018, but we'll have four Women's Groups and two Men's Groups. They meet in dorms, apartments and sometimes classrooms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. We create these gender-specific environments to foster communities of true sisterhood and brotherhood — and to create spaces where honesty and accountability can be lived out in a deep and meaningful way.