Brief Intro
Next Level Intensives 
a chi alpha training and leadership course
→ we ask interested students to submit a response form (bottom of page) before Study Break Worship on Thursday (12/13)

NLI - Spring 2019



Updated: Monday, January 4, 2019


Thanks for stopping by to learn more about Next Level Intensives (NLI).

Towards the end of every Fall Semester, we (as a Staff Team and Small Group Leaders) start planning for what we call Next Level Intensives (or NLI for short). We are looking for students that could be described as faithful, available and teachable (FAT). Perhaps you’re on this page because your Small Group Leader mentioned this and you’re taking initiative — that’s stellar! Or perhaps at a one-on-one, your Small Group Leader asked you to read this over and consider jumping in — that’s great!

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If you’re reading this, chances are, you are a key part of Chi Alpha and we want to invest in you!

We want to be here as a resource and this initiative is designed to help you to follow Jesus closely and equip you to lead others to do the same. Yes, it is a pre-requisite for applying (and interviewing) to be a Small Group Leader but it’s more than that. It’s about equipping and training students to live out the Gospel. And now sounds like a good time to mention that it’s only offered in the Spring semesters.

→ NLI isn't a walk in the park (it's a pretty sizable commitment and includes homework) and it's isn't all new information (at some point, that would probably be heresy), it's about applying your theology and influencing others. It also takes time, but we promise, it’ll be worth it.

We hope you take us up on this offer. This challenge. This invitation. 

Thanks for being part of this community. You make it great. 

*** Next Steps: read over this page and then fill out the Response Form at the bottom of the page *** 


We are working on the schedule and trying to make adjustments that would serve everyone best. NLI normally consists of a kickoff event  and then six weeks of classes.  

→ NLI in Spring 2019 will begin right after Winter Retreat. The course schedule is as follows: Tuesday mornings from 8am-9:30am.

♦ Questions? If it’s not covered below, email Natalie with any additional questions.

Brief Description of NLI Classes You'll learn, discuss and experiment with various spiritual disciplines. You'll also engage with timeless leadership truths and learn about the ministry philosophy of our local Chi Alpha.  

Common Questions

Does I have to be at every Next Level Intensive class? 
Because we are a community of grace, you can miss one of the classes throughout the six weeks. However, if you miss more than that — it will not have been a ‘completed’ intensive.

Will everyone that participates in Next Level Intensives become a Small Group Leader?
Not necessarily. We’re combining the best of Discovering Discipleship, Beta and influential Resource Group talks in order to help students grow deeper in their faith and gain leadership skills. Towards the end of the course, we’ll talk with everyone about the process for applying (which involves a written application and an interview) as well as our expectations for Small Group Leaders. But the goal isn't an application or a position, it's to be close to Jesus and be able to lead others to do the same. 

Have more questions? Let us know by emailing us at and use the subject "NLI". 

→ We ask interested students to submit a response form before Study Break Worship on Thursday (12/13)

Response Form - NLI (Spring 2019)

Name *
Cell *
Are you interested? *
Will you be able to arrange your schedule for the courses? *
Remember, it lasts 6-8 weeks and begins after Winter Retreat. Ideally, it would be on Tuesdays from 8-9:30am.
If you answered "No" on the question above, could you arrange your schedule to attend the 'backup' section? *
This one would also be 6-8 weeks and start after Winter Retreat. It would be on Mondays from 8am - 9:30am.