What is a Chi Alpha?
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a group of college students dedicated to serving Jesus, discipling one another, and making lifelong friendships. In Chi Alpha, all we do is guided by our three anchors: real devotion, real community, and real responsibility.
What does Chi Alpha stand for?
Even though our name is Greek, we're not a fraternity or sorority. 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 – or christou 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.
Our beliefs can be summarized simply and we welcome students from all backgrounds
1) God is real.
2) God has revealed Himself in Jesus.
3) The Bible is God’s word.
4) God still does stuff.
5) God ought to be the most important thing in every person’s life.
Small groups are a great way to make some new friends, learn to study the Bible, and get plugged into Chi Alpha. A small group is a group of Guys or Girls who meet weekly for worship, Bible study, and fellowship. We have small groups that meet all over the UAF Campus as well as off campus.
Who are we sponsored by?
Chi Alpha is sponsored by the Assemblies of God. That means the AG provides each local campus with support, resources and connectivity to a larger worldwide movement. They also work to equip the leaders of each local XA, both the vocational missionaries associated with each group and the student leaders.
The sponsorship by the Assemblies of God does not mean that you have to have a history with the AG. You don’t have to have any particular denominational connection to be welcomed in our groups