We begin by encouraging you to put together a triad. This is a group of three students who you will open up with, and pour your life into. Our staff is also available to help you grow as a disciple of Christ.
The 5-fold ministry model of Chi Alpha, that is campus communities of worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship and missions, fosters health because of its balanced approach to group development. Worship and prayer enable students to encounter God, and mission and fellowship enable students to encounter believers and non-believers in authentic and transformative ways.
That being said, the 5-fold model may convey there are five co-equal components to our local ministry model. However, this is not the case. Discipleship is the commanded means and driver to accomplish all our essential values and mission objectives. Discipleship by its very nature is a multiplying, reproducing function within the body of Christ. It is the lens through which all other components come into being. For example, prayer and worship are learned spiritual disciplines, and communication of the gospel in a relevant and thoughtful way is a learned practice. They are the fruitful outcomes of the discipling process.
Discipleship primarily takes place in relational and incarnational settings, i.e. in a community of students and staff on the university. Our vision is to make disciples who will be lifelong disciple- makers, and our goal is to empower students to reach and disciple other students. We believe the primary goal of Chi Alpha missionaries is to disciple students, who are able to grow devotionally, think biblically, love communally, live wisely, and act globally.
We believe retaining this priority commitment to disciple-making practices and consistently implementing those practices within Chi Alpha will have real and lasting impact within the campus, marketplace, church and world. A true test of discipleship effectiveness is how well we are preparing our students and what will be true of their walk in Christ five years (10, 20, 40 years) after graduation. We seek to lay foundations that will last and grow over time.
We learn this priority from Jesus when he commanded, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Making disciples is the driver of the Great Commission. All mission mobilization, all evangelism, and all instruction serve one aim - to make disciples of Jesus Christ from every nation under heaven.