About

Our name

In the Bible, Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:20

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”

We find our identity in this passage. We believe God wants every person to be reconciled to Him and that happens through His people, Christ’s Ambassadors – or christou apostoloi in Greek, which we shorten to the first letters “Chi” and “Alpha” or XA.

Why we exist

If you were to walk the OU campus, you would overhear a number of conversations – failed tests, busy work schedules, date nights or weekend plans.  We have a dream to hear the common conversation at The University of Oklahoma changed. We are working for the day people walk campus and hear a new common conversation – one of healing, hope, salvation and His glory. There is hope for change through Jesus. 

We know this can happen through reaching students who will reach students.  We desire to not only see students experience a life changing relationship with Jesus but to also see them empowered to reach their friends, classmates and roommates. That is why we not only meet on campus for a weekly large group worship experience but invest time and energy into student led lifegroups happening in the dorms.  It is in the dorms that students are beginning new relationships, praying for salvation, believing for healing and changing the common conversation.

Who we are sponsored by

Chi Alpha is sponsored by the Assemblies of God – But that doesn’t mean you need any particular denominational connection to be welcomed here. Check our our national organization’s website.