We have 3 anchors in Chi Alpha Atlanta that helps us gauge where each student lands in light of the great commission of the Gospel (Matthew 28:19-20). Take a moment to review these 3 anchors below asking yourself where you currently land on the 3 anchor spectrum.
1. Real Community
We believe that the only way to have an authentic walk with God, is to walk with Jesus in
community with other followers of Christ. We will be intentional in our relationship with the holy
trinity, the holy church, and with other people who do not yet know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
2. Real Devotional Life
We believe that Jesus is Lord and that he gives us access to himself through friendship. It’s an
honor to devote our lives to him as servants in his kingdom. We surrender our rights and
devote our lives to learning how to be more like Jesus each day through reading the holy
scriptures, spending time in God’s presence through prayer and worship, and by following his
3. Real Responsibility
We believe that the mission of God compels and requires us to share the story of Jesus with our
friends, family, and neighbors with every day of our lives. We understand that God established
his church so that we can bring glory to him, and so that we can accomplish the mission of
reconciling people to Christ.
It's our desire that all friends of Chi Alpha start living in community with one another by developing life-giving friendships that will last a lifetime. Through this community, we want to demonstrate how to live like Jesus lived, while loving all people like Jesus loved. The good new is that living in this type of community is only the start, and not the end goal of what God has for us. After belonging, we want students to continue growing as a person by stepping into a "Real Devotion Life" that is dedicated to learning about the Kingdom of God and how to submit to the commands of Jesus.
By stepping from community into devotion life, we know that each person will begin to discover the Life that Jesus has planned for them. It's in this discovery that the purpose and mission of the Gospel will create a responsibility in your heart that will compel each one of us to take the kingdom of God into all the earth. It's by carrying the weight, or the responsibility of the Gospel mission, that we will begin to see other students, and other people from across the planet, come to surrender to Jesus as they see us stand as Christ's Ambassadors everywhere that we go.
Read the following passages and answer the discussion questions below:
2 Corinthians 6:3-10 NLT
3 We live in such a way that no one will stumble because of us, and no one will find fault with our ministry. 4 In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind. 5 We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. 6 We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. 7 We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense. 8 We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. 9 We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. 10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.
How would you describe the 3 anchors in your own words?
Where do you see yourself on the spectrum of the three anchors?
What major change will you commit to today that will help you transition into the next anchor?
As a community, what can we do better each week to make sure that we keep moving students forward towards carrying the real responsibility of the great commission?
Do you need accountable help in progressing onward? If so, who could you ask for help so that you can make sure to stay responsible in your discipleship journey?
Name something you can do this week that will help your friends either join real community, develop a real devotion life, or submit to the real responsibility of the great commission.