Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is a community of students earnestly following Jesus. We’re not a fraternity or a sorority (although we’re a great place to find brothers and sisters); rather, our name is Greek because the New Testament was written in Greek. It comes from 2 Corinthians 5:20 which says “we are therefore Christ’s (Chi) Ambassadors (Alpha).” We often abbreviate our name as XA.
Chi Alpha is one of several Christian ministries at UTA. Other ministries like us include the Baptist Student Ministry, Wesley Foundation, and CRU. We’re all broadly similar, although each ministry has a theological or stylistic nuance that makes them stand out. What makes us different is our emphasis on the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
If you haven’t taken a look yet, you should investigate the right sidebar with the small text. It has links to all kinds of cool things like our leadership team.
Our beliefs can be summarized pretty simply:
- God is real.
- God has revealed Himself in Jesus.
- The Bible is God’s Word.
- God still does supernatural stuff.
- God ought to be the most important thing in every person’s life.
That’s obviously an overview – you can read a more detailed statement if you’re curious.
What We Do
We have weekly meetings which include a monthly worship gathering, training opportunities, and just plain fun. We also participate in a weekend retreat in fall and a regional conference over the Christmas break.
The easiest way to get involved is to connect with one of our Bible Study Groups. These gatherings are informal, focused on having fun, and deals with everything from relationships to the nature of truth.
We also have what we like to call XA Lite. These are activities designed just to have fun. From movie nights to glow in the dark badminton it is a great way to meet new people.
And last but not least, we coordinate service projects and mission trips over spring break and during the summer.