What is Chi Alpha?
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is a Christian student organization
open to all students at M.I.T. It's a safe place to bring your
questions as we learn to read the Bible for ourselves and explore
the possibilities that Jesus offers us. Jesus told us that our faith
is to be active, so we actively encourage and serve each other and,
together, we serve the campus and the people around us.
There are five objectives to sum up everything we do:
1) We believe that a Christian should grow devotionally: This involves a growing intimacy with God through the study of Scripture, prayer, worship, and active service.
2) We believe that a Christian should think theologically: God gave us Scripture to guide our understanding. We study the Scriptures to learn who God is, who we are, how we should live, and how we should serve.
3) We believe that a Christian should live communally: Jesus came to reconcile us to God and to each other. He calls us out of isolation and into a new community where we can begin to practice the love he inspires in each of us.
4) We believe that a Christian should walk wisely: Christianity is not merely a set of beliefs. It is a way of life. Jesus called all of us to be his disciples. A disciple works to put Jesus' teaching into action.
5) We believe that a Christian should serve globally: Christianity involves rolling our sleeves up and getting our hands dirty. Love means nothing if it doesn't change lives. We are committed to service locally and throughout the Earth.
Jesus claimed to be the way and the truth and the light for all humanity. We don't pretend to have all the answers, but we do believe that Jesus does and that he actively communicates and empowers all those who honestly pursue him. Join with us as we join with God to work to bring healing to this world.
We're also a part of a Boston and New England network of students, who periodically gather to worship and serve the Creator of life, mass, energy, art, music, and poetry, and who in the end won't judge us by our GPA.
What kind of name is Chi Alpha?
It's all Greek to us - literally. The Greek letters Chi (X) and Alpha (A) are part of a phrase written by the Apostle Paul to Christians at Corinth in the 1st century (2 Corinthians 5:19-20). Translated it means "Christ's sent ones". The name is a reminder that we should live to reflect Jesus. It doesn't mean we're a fraternity or sorority, although we enjoy being associated with Greek life.
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