These small groups are the heart of Chi Alpha’s ministry and enable students to join together and be transformed through real accountability, in depth biblical study, and faith-filled prayer. If you haven’t been involved in a Small Group, you haven’t really experienced the full potential of what Jesus wants to transform you into.
“..the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” - 2 Timothy 2:2
Did you know that every christian today can trace his spiritual lineage back to one of the 12 disciples? Discipleship is like a huge pyramid scheme, and has been described as one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. We are committed to following Jesus’s example of making disciples, that will make disciples, that will make disciples, and so on..
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” - Proverbs 27:17
Small Groups, or discipleship groups, could also be renamed as obedience groups. We employ the same method Jesus used with his disciples, of discovering God’s character and nature in response to life’s challenges, so that we may be more obedient to the word of God. We study the bible not to just memorize facts, but to encounter the living God and reconcile ourselves to him.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.” - John 15:13
Jesus taught us what love really is. Love is sacrifice. You only love something as much as you are willing to pay for it. Jesus loved us so much that he, the king of the universe, laid down his life for a people that rejected him. Chances are the guys/girls in your Small Group will be the ones you ask to be in your wedding, because of the deep relationship you will form over your pursuit of God.
For more information on Small Groups, get in touch with a member of the staff or a student leader. Please visit our Join Us page as well.