ABOVE THE HAZE
Weekly Meeting • Friday Nights, 6:00 • CAS 222 • Boston University • Everyone Welcome!
Above The Haze is an interdenominational, transnational Christian student group. Our goal is to develop a faith of intellectual excellence, spiritual depth, and active service by pursuing a life of worship, prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and mission. We welcome believers, seekers, and skeptics to join us on this journey.
We find our core identity spelled out in Scripture. There we find that Jesus invites us to become his disciples, people who learn and apply Jesus' teaching, and to follow him as part of a committed community rather than solely as individuals.
We focus on activities of Worship, Prayer, Witness, Service, and Justice. We are involved in other activities, but we must be involved in these five.
It is the life of the Spirit that most defines a Christian's life. Christianity is not just a philosophy or moral code to be followed. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection led up to the outpouring of his Spirit. The God who was far away has come close to us. One of the mysteries of God is that He has described himself as one God and as three persons (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). After his resurrection, Jesus left the earth so that the Holy Spirit might take his place. Jesus opened the possibility of uniting with God through his Spirit. That means that there is a spiritual dimension to faith. We expect God to "show up" when we come together. He is able to speak to us and empower us to live beyond our weakness. We experience real transformation through our interaction with the Holy Spirit. As a community, this is one of our central focuses.
Jesus led through service. Over the last decade, the servant leadership model has gained popularity in almost every field. Rather than pushing our way to the top, we take time to invest in each other. We learn from each other and pass on what we learn. We accept help when we need it, and we extend aid to others.
We acknowledge people as a priority by giving our time, attention, and aid to each other. Taking the large view: we reach out to others with the offer of life that Jesus extends; we root new believers, as well as each other, in the teachings of Jesus: we equip each other to serve; and then, we release people to use their gifts and talents.
We are a chapter of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries which is overseen by the Assemblies of God. Our affiliation affords us the oversight and resources of a major denomination while allowing us to truly operate as an interdenominational student group locally. Chi Alpha Campus Ministries exists as a multi-national student organization that offers retreats, training, and mission opportunities throughout the world.