Invent the Future amidst a diverse movement that will bring community and opportunities that will
change your life FOREVER! We want to see God deliver individuals from the bondage of sin, disciple
them into lifelong followers of Christ, and deploy them as leaders to the nations for His Glory. We
expect God to heal, change, and use us here at VT to bring light, justice, joy, and most importantly, the
transformational love of Christ wherever we are.
So: we’re Chi Alpha. We are on university campuses all over the world. We’re a network of Christian ministries that look a little bit different on every campus – but here’s what you’re always sure to find: college-age men and women who are at once wrestling to
become who they are (through school or work or life experience), and to connect with God. You’ll probably find people who are in all kinds of stages of both pursuits: self-discovery and God-discovery.
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.
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 – orchristou
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
Community is a covenantal value shaping our mission to the university, and our priority to come together for biblically commanded action. The salvation of Jesus offers the forgiveness of sins and the incorporation into the people of God. As a collegiate community we are to be “salt and light” showing to the world what it means to authentically love God and one’s neighbor.
God is first revealed in Scripture as a creative God. We are committed to achieving commitment that appreciates the proven with an adaptive open eye to what He has in store today and beyond. His Spirit will release to us new ways, ideas, and plans.
A diverse community reflects a reconciliation of students to Jesus across all campus demographics. Each student possesses unique gifts, and we seek to encourage their full implementation in the community. We also accept diverse methods and approaches to ministry. We celebrate these unique ministry expressions as the demonstration of what God is doing on our campuses and encourage their effective application.
Striking performance, exceptional virtue, and continuous improvement exemplify excellence. Excellence goes the “second mile” by doing the best possible job. It calls out of us far more than we can possibly imagine. Excellence guides how we make significant choices. It causes us to discover our true God-given capabilities. Excellence depicts our approach to leadership, work, organization, and our life together.
Integrity describes the state of sound moral uprightness. It is characterized by honesty, truthfulness, respect, and sincerity. Integrity in its simplest biblical definition means wholeness or completeness. Integrity invites oneself into a partnership with the Holy Spirit. This fosters an atmosphere of credibility and plausibility among those to whom we minister and within our communities on campus. Integrity promotes long-term success.
Servant-leadership is a practice that places the good of those led and their progressive maturity over the self-interest of the leader. It shares power and status for the sake of the common good of each individual and the community. Its chief motive is to serve-first, as opposed to lead-first. The final goal is to empower others to become servants themselves.
What We Believe
01 we believe… the Bible is God’s infallible message to us.
so we seek… to understand and obey its truth.
02 we believe… there is one God who is three persons.
so we yearn… to know Him in all of His complexity and beauty.
03 we believe… Jesus is fully God and fully human.
so we rejoice… that Christ can be a bridge between us and God.
04 we believe… people, throughout history, have sinned against God.
so we are… deeply aware that we too are marked by willful disobedience.
05 we believe… God extends forgiveness to us through Christ.
so we repent… and rejoice in our forgiveness.
06 we believe…God offers freedom from sin’s grasp.
so we live… lives that are pleasing to God.
07 we believe… followers of Jesus must be empowered by the Holy Spirit.
so we expect… supernatural power in our daily lives.
08 we believe… that God can heal both the body and the heart.
so we pray… with faith and hope.
09 we believe… a mark of surrender to the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues.
so we pray… that God would grant us this supernatural gift.
10 we believe… in the Church.
so we live… in this community of faith, inviting others to join us.
11 we believe… God gives leaders as gifts to His Church.
so we serve… those whom the Lord entrusts to us.
12 we believe… God commands his followers to celebrate communion and baptism.
so we practice… these symbolic actions, reflecting on their significance.
13 we believe… Jesus will return to claim His Church.
so we live… in expectancy of His coming.
14 we believe… Christ will one day be seen clearly as King on earth.
so we live… as citizens of His Kingdom now.
15 we believe… God is the ultimate Judge.
so we live… knowing that our choices will echo through eternity.
16 we believe… we will live with God forever.
so we live… with hope regardless of our circumstances