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Chi Alpha comes from the Greek christou apostoloi, meaning "Christ's sent ones."
ABOUT CHI ALPHA
Who we are
We are a Spirit-empowered, diverse community of believers on university campuses in Wisconsin and Northern Michigan, declaring in word and lifestyle our faith in Jesus Christ, equipped to fulfill our purpose in God's global plan. We meet in all sorts of settings and sizes. These gatherings are informal, charged with music, given to humor, and deal with everything from relationships to the nature of truth. We desire to meet with God, meet among friends, and meet real needs around us.
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 – 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.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“Words could never express the impact that Chi Alpha has had in my life. I have been forever changed and my life has new meaning.”
— Matt, a UW Oshkosh alumni