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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. 


Book of the Summer 2018 

Forgotten God by Francis Chan

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We invite you to read along this summer with the staff, as well as students from AUXA that aren’t located in DC this summer. Think of it as a fun, group project. And we’d love to hear what you’re learning from the book as you read!

// Book Synopsis: 
 A follow up to the message of Crazy Love, Francis Chan offers an invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives. We sometimes pray to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, but we often live in awareness of only the first two. Chan focuses on the character of the Holy Spirit and how He is missing in church, and sadly, not emphasized in the life of the believer. (via wikipedia, edited for length) 


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