As someone who has
been here from nearly the beginning of this wonderful organization I, of
all people, have much to say about it. This is my senior year and I am
honored to have the privilege of being president of Chi Alpha. Pastor
Mike is already begging me not to leave. I know he would love all of us
to be professional students and stay forever, but we all have to move
on. It is great to see how close we all grow together over the years and
it is an equally great thing to send our members who graduate off into
the world wishing them well. Soon I will be one of those many members,
but enough about me let us talk about you.
you are an incoming freshman or transfer student wondering where you can
go to make new friends and to continually strengthen your faith. Chi
Alpha offers an opportunity for both and is a place where you can find
so much more. As an organization that is continually growing and on the
move we are always looking for ways in which we can improve and better
serve our members and the community around us.
started out as a small intellectual circle where ideas could be
discussed freely and where we could find the answers to questions our
childlike minds were always asking, but no one could tell us. We went
where others were unwilling to go so that we could reach a deeper
understanding of life and what God has for us all.
Of course we
didn't just stop there. We realized that many of the topics we discussed
were over many people's heads so we decided to add a little something
extra. No, it wasn't FOOD, although we have always had plenty of that.
We decided it was time we had some praise and worship. With my good
friend Cory Lewis we set out with two guitars to make the finest worship
service on campus, and to a large extent we have succeeded.
This was a
great improvement to the organization, but we realized we could have
even more. Up till this past year we didn't really have any outside
events. We added a homeless ministry where we went Downtown to hand out
clothes and food to the needy. We also went on a spiritual retreat to a
monastery, which was one of the best experiences of my life.
So we are
now upon a new year and ready to do it all again, this time bigger and
better than before. For the people who love sports we have basketball
and Ultimate Frisbee at least once a week. For the intellectuals we
still have all the great discussions plus a new book study we just
started up. For those who love praise and worship we are going to be
rocking this year. We are also planning to go to a few concerts this
year. This past spring we went to the Delirious and Passion concert in
Cleveland. That was so awesome!
all of you that just want to have some plain fun you need not look
further. You will meet some of the wackiest, fun-loving people at Chi
Alpha. Ask the first person you meet at our first meeting about "Silent
Football" and notice the response. Also, we are planning to have my all
time favorite event, "Karaoke Night". So come and find out more about
us. I guarantee you will not regret it. See you all soon I hope and God