Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
What is it? Let them tell you:
Our mission is to introduce students to a real relationship with Jesus Christ through Worship, Prayer, Fellowship, Discipleship, and a Missional Life Style. We guarantee that whether you’ve know God for a while or whether you’re just beginning your journey, the friends and community you find at Chi Alpha will bring about a change you can’t even begin to imagine!
I had the pleasure of meeting Tim Petty last Sunday and he gave a wonderful presentation and introduction of this Christian Campus Ministry. If you have never heard of it or are looking for a new way to discover how God is working through people to bring His message to the world, this is one of the most interesting and hopeful ministries that I have seen.
As Tim Petty brought out, God scatters and He brings in. At Chi Alpha, many international students are introduced to God, many that would never have the opportunity in their own countries. Pastor Petty likened it to the eunuch from Ethiopia who God sent Stephen to after he could not find Jesus in Jerusalem. The Ethiopian eunuch was a powerful man and when he returned to Ethiopia the cross appeared on the coins from that time period.
At the University students from across the world meet Christians who both introduce them to God, but also introduce them to the Christian life. They may never become followers of Christ, and yet their knowledge and awareness may lead to many others learning from their experience. As Pastor Petty said, many of these people go home to become powerful people in their own country. Check out the website for examples of some of the people that have gone through the program, and consider the way that God is working through this ministry. Perhaps it is something that would interest you or you know someone who would like to take advantage of it, please do share this site and God bless you!
Tim and Lisa Petty
Campus MinistersInternational Chi Alpha
University of Arkansas
2632 Jean Street
Springdale, AR 72762