I was thinking in the shower about how wonderful Chi Alpha is.
Here are seven specific things I love about our movement:
- We have a great culture in Chi Alpha. Almost all the big buzzwords in leadership (mentoring, learning organization, authenticity, being missional, etc) have been core parts of our DNA for decades.
- Most of the best people I know are Chi Alpha leaders. Read that again if it’s confusing.
- Chi Alpha offers great training. Whether it’s in the area of leading a small group or support‐raising, the training is top‐notch and useful.
- Chi Alpha consistently offers life‐transforming regional and national conferences (with some of the best worship to be found anywhere, I might add).
- Chi Alpha is part of the Assemblies of God, and the Assemblies of God rocks in ways I cannot even begin to describe here. Someday I’ll have to make another list of seven things about them.
- Chi Alpha is very entrepeneurial. I have almost complete autonomy within my sphere of responsibility (the campus I am assigned to). I can pretty much do whatever I want, and yet I know that if I need help or coaching it’s just a phone call away.
- Chi Alpha is very missional, both in what we do on campus and in what we seek to do beyond it. We teach our students to be effective for Christ in a non‐Christian environement and we do it so well that they have become the recruits of choice for some of our sharpest missionaries around the globe. Which is why Assemblies of God World Missions sank over a million dollars into The World Missions Summit earlier this year–and which is why they got over 700 recruits in return.