Alpha Campus Ministries
Today they learn, tomorrow they lead
Reconciling students to Christ. Transforming the university, the marketplace
and the world." This mission statement of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
holds the key to changing the world. If students transform the universities
for Christ, then the marketplace, even the world, will follow.
a freshman at a secular university, I was constantly doing things
to please others and searching for anything that would bring fulfillment
to the empty spaces in my life. I have been a Christian my whole
life, and yet I felt that I didnt really know Christ. I
was on the verge of giving up my faith completely.
Then I went to the World SALT, a Chi Alpha conference. God picked
me up in His arms and filled me up. He made himself real to me.
I realized that I would have to sacrifice my job, my schoolwork,
my friends even myself for Him. This was not just
another spiritual high.
I have followed through with those sacrifices. Now I realize
that Jesus is the only true fulfillment.
In the United States alone, 16 million future lawyers, doctors, scientists,
teachers, artists and computer engineers are on campuses right now.
Today they learn; tomorrow they lead.
Chi Alpha reaches these future leaders by training full-time missionaries
to the campus and partnering with local churches who have a vision for
campus ministry. Chi Alpha is active on more than 210 campuses, involving
more than 12,000 students weekly. There are as many as 330 full-time
campus missionaries, with 138 of them having an international student
Fifty percent of all Assemblies of God churches are near a college
campus. The local church plays a key role in winning students for Jesus
Christ through simple, yet effective, ministries.
Praying with students on
campus. Even praying during a lunch break just once a week on campus
can make a big difference.
Picking up students for
church or providing user-friendly directions to the service.
Partnering with local campus
pastors to assist their efforts on campus.
Assisting students attending
campus ministry training at Chi Alphas Reach the U Institute
Using servant activities
to win favor on campus (offering a free espresso bar and study hall
or sponsoring a stress-management dorm talk).
Many secular college and university campuses have completely removed
Christianity from their academic environment. Chi Alpha, in cooperation
with missions-minded A/G churches, is introducing thousands of students
to the love of Christ.