Each of us is on our journey of where we belong, and what that means for our lives. In Chi Alpha, our hope is that each person would feel like they belong in the group, whether or not they believe the same things. We want to be on your journey with you.
Understanding what we believe about God, religion, the Bible, and so many other deep issues takes time and we don't want to rush you. As you learn and grow, it is our sincere hope you will come to a deeper place of understanding your beliefs, how you want to live them out, and what God has for your life along the way.
Each of us has a God-given destiny, and we are all on a lifelong adventure understanding what that is. It can be confusing and sometimes we get lost along the way. We want to walk with you as you experience God, learn to hear His voice, and flesh out where He is leading you and who you are to become. Thank you for trusting us with your journey!
Chi Alpha comes from the first two Greek letters of “Christou Apostoloi” - Christ’s Ambassadors. "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."
(2 Corinthians 5:20)
BELONG. BELIEVE. BECOME.
College is meant to be some of the most meaningful years of our lives, yet so many of us don't even know where to start! Chi Alpha is a place to engage in lifelong friendships, have a chance to explore Christianity in a no-pressure environment, and become who God has designed you to be. Chi Alpha wants to be your home away from home, whether you've been here your whole life, or from across the world. There is purpose for your life, and we want to be with you every step of the way!
Small groups are the very heart and soul of what we do in Chi Alpha. Think Bible Study meets lifelong friendship. Our goal is that every student would make real friends, encounter Jesus, and be radically changed in their day to day lives. If you aren't in a small group, it's not too late! We have groups that meet weekly Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
We meet weekly for a time of worship, teaching, and going deeper with God. Every Tuesday night, we gather in the MSC to catch up and dive in together. Community is a huge part of growing in our relationship with God, and if you haven't checked it out yet, it's not too late! We look forward to you joining us!
MSC 2709 (Hillsborough Room) @ 7:30 pm
WE ARE DISCIPLES THAT MAKE DISCIPLES THAT MAKE DISCIPLES.
WE LONG TO SEE PEOPLE AROUND US TRANSFORMED BY THE LOVE OF JESUS. WE TEACH EACH STUDENT TO LIVE OUT THEIR FAITH BOLDLY AND INTENTIONALLY. IN DOING SO, WE HOPE TO SEE THE CAMPUS OF USF, THE CITY OF TAMPA, AND INEVITABLY THE ENTIRE WORLD TRANSFORMED.
Meet Our Team
Pastors Kasey and Steven Widner
Hello! We are Pastor Steven and Pastor Kasey Widner! We are the Chi Alpha Directors, and we love everything about our job. We met in Chi Alpha, and have been working with Chi Alpha for 6 years. We were involved as students for 5 years before that. We've been married for almost 7 years, and are loving life! We believe in what God wants to do on the college campuses, and saw our own lives radically changed during our time as students. We value authenticity, and believe the best is yet to come for USF!
Hey guys! My name is Phillip Wylie, aka Philly Phil, and I majored in mechanical engineering before I graduated this past May. I love basketball, supersmash brothers, the Miami heat and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I'm an avid long distance runner, and play a myriad of board games and card games, but most importantly, I love JESUS! I have been blessed to have two parents who raised me to be a Christian and for Christ to keep that fire burning beyond highschool and into college. I am excited top be serving as volunteer staff this fall! Go Bulls!
I grew up in West Palm Beach and am going into my Senior year at USF. Although I grew up in a Christian family, I had to make the decision to make my faith my own. I knew how important it was to find godly community in college to stay consistent in my faith and Chi Alpha did just that and more! God has been faithful to use Chi Alpha to send me lifelong friends, and I have seen so much growth in my own life this past year. I am excited to lead a small group this fall, and to serve as Chi Alpha's treasurer.
Hello! My name is Vicky, and I am an international student from Honduras. When I first went to college, I got mixed up in the party scene, and I slowly didn't like who I was becoming. I followed Chi Alpha on IG, and I saw a video of one of the staff sharing about Jesus and I felt like I needed to reach out to them. I did, and immediately God started working in my life. I feel like God has answered so many prayers in my life, and I am so thankful to be able to serve Jesus in Chi Alpha. I am leading a small group this year, and serving as the Vice President of Chi Alpha.
Hi! My name is Christian, and I am the President for Chi Alpha at USF. I am studying psychology and am in Air Force ROTC. I love to play games, tennis, go running, and meet new people. I have seen God do a ton of things in my life and the lives of those around me. Chi Alpha has helped me to grow a ton and the community is there for you no matter what you're going through. Small group changed my life and introduced me to so many new friends. I can't wait to lead my own this fall. I love Chi Alpha!
Make a financial donation to our Chi Alpha group by clicking "Donate" below! All donations go directly towards paying for ministry needs that we have! These include supplies, student retreat scholarships, office rentals, banners & flyers, equipment and more! Thank you! All donations are fully tax-deductible. All donors will receive an annual giving statement from USF Chi Alpha outlining their giving for each fiscal year.