Bless everyone who prays for us!
Connecting you to the Chi Alpha Campus Ministry at UMass-Amherst
This group is one of several communication tools of The Amherst Project .
Mission: The Amherst Project is an effort to promote, fund, and communicate the vision and ministry of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in the Amherst, MA area. Shane and Treva Adams along with Dan Johnson pioneered this ministry in the Fall of 2006 at UMass-Amherst to reconcile students to Christ, transforming the university, the marketplace, and the world.
Bless everyone who prays for us!
Please pray for a historic gathering happening in Boston today! http://eepurl.com/giCsHf
We've had A Record Semester, and now our coffee is free! ☕ - https://mailchi.mp/83f1cceabc4f/weve-had-a-record-semester-and-now-our-coffee-is-free
Please pray as our semester starts -
Over the summer Shane and I were hard seeking God for our next efforts on the campus. We have seen so much success with Freedom Cafe, it is time to take some of what we have learned from it and call christian students to a higher standard. This semester will be a semester of recruitment, discipleshi...
Summer Video Update and Adam's Family News
Johnson Family Ministry Update - https://mailchi.mp/amherstproject/johnson-family-update
News is coming!
Interesting talk at Skeptic Week today.
Would you take a minute and pray with us for
an entire week of outreaches at UMASS starting today designed to ask and answer tough questions about faith. Several Christian groups have teamed up to reach out with 3 events a day and outreach in between.
Below are pics of students worshipping/interceding for the week at a worship/prayer event last night. Also is a a couple pics of us tabling last week, handing out free coffee from our Freedom Cafe. Also is a picture of the individual talks going on.
Pray that many will come with open hearts and minds. Pray for the speakers from RZIM, the tabling, a Veritas forum on Friday, and for God conversation’s to happen throughout the week.
Blessings on all of you that pray and support our work here.
Join us for our open mic tonight as we hear some great acts, along with the Route One Ministry of Springfield. They work with trafficked women in local strip clubs.
Our last open mic with Route One.
Midsemester News From Freedom Cafe! -
After starting a year with two volunteers and to about 30 volunteers now, the Freedom Cafe continues to grow. We served about 1,500 drinks last semester and we did 10 educational events in our community instilling the importance of being aware of the issues at hand and the role our organization play...
We are so thankful for all of you who think, pray, and support our ministry. We hope you all have a wonderful day thanking the Lord for what He has done in your life.
We made the news again! Woot woot!
Change is being set in motion at UMass.
By Chelsea White
Packed house at the open mic last night!Freedom Cafe was educating people about fair trade and human trafficking. Great performances by students both poetry and song. Lots of non-alcoholic drinking to freedom!
It's been a Grand Reopening! Thanks for making it happen!
Wow! What a great month at the new Freedom Cafe! If you have not heard, we have re-opened with a bang! This last month we have served around 938 drinks, yealding us a gross income of $3,310.00. If you were with us for our prior September (2015), that's an increase of 34%!
A great first day at the Freedom Cafe! Some people drive up from Connecticut and Springfield just to be part of the open! :)
This week marks the first week of classes at UMass. Would you take a moment and pray for our staff and students? Pray for divine appointments as we seek to show the love of Christ and expand the kingdom of God through acts of kindness, social justice, and proclamation. Our worship gathering meets Wednesdays at the new Freedom Cafe. We are believing that God is going to captivate the campus! Thanks to all who pray and invest in this effort!
After a year of negotiations/renovations, we opened our Freedom Cafe this morning!!! Here's a pic of the space!
We received our permit and have begun renovations on the new Freedom Cafe location! Would you help us get the new space finished by helping us spread the word about our kickstarter?
Support 'Improving the Freedom Café' by donating or sharing today!
Still filling up at TWMS4...
Day 2! Last night was amazing and the speaker challenged students to live their lives not for their own happiness but for the glory of God. It was standing room only. 6K+
Pray for more.
More to come.
Shane and Dan
It's starting! World Missions Summit!!! Stay tuned!!!
We are heading to the fourth World Missions Summit! A gathering to challenge students to give a year to missions and consider a lifetime. Pray for workers to be unleashed including New England!
Around 6,000 are registered!!!!! This will change the world!
Check out www.twms4.com to learn more.
Stay tuned for updates!
Would you pray for our UMass group?
(Shane, Dan, Olivia, Jay, Hannah and Richie)
The World Missions Summit, January 4-6, 2017 in Houston, TX.
Merry Christmas from UMass Chi Alpha and the Amherst Project! Here's a few pics from our Christmas Party and Bright Nights excursion.
May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas(s) be white!
Hey everyone check out our latest newsletter! There's a video in it too! Highlights from the semster :)
5th Annual American Picnic was a great success with around 60 in attendance! We didn't get everyone in the pic. We are looking for more American Friends to friend them all!
Applications at https://podio.com/webforms/8890483/657198
if you are in the area.
Thanks for your prayers and partnership and more pics/stories to come!
Beth and I just arrived in Springfield MO for our Missionary Candidate Orientation. Onward to a full week of interviews, training, and great fellowship!
So much going on. Thanks for the prayers. Here's some footage of the big welcome BBQ the university threw yesterday.
Would you take a minute and pray for these new students?
Also tonight is our first worship gathering. Please pray for new students to get involved and for the presence of God to be felt tonight.
PLEASE PRAY FOR DIVINE APPOINTMENTS!!!
Tomorrow starts the craziness! Tons of new students have come to umass and are looking to make new connections and memories. We are praying for divine appointments. We will be giving out welcome bags to the few students who indicated Christian tomorrow and will be attending events the university is putting on all week to make connections.
Here's a list of OUR events this week:
Tuesday 630-730 human Foosball then
730-? "enter the worship circle/fire pit" an open mic kind of worship thing.
Wednesday is the activities fair and we will be handing out ice pops and info.
Freedom cafe walk through of our new facility reception
Our first stir fryday international meal of the semester
welcome back party
So we are meeting new students literally every day and trying to connect, share, welcome, etc. Our services/small groups will start next week.
Thanks for praying! :)
Latest newsletter for your viewing enjoyment!
We hope your summer is going well! It's been a busy one for us. Follow the "newz" link to find out what's been going on since our last post. Spoiler alert: our staff is growing!
If u happen to be online, our national office is doing a live show. www.chialpha.com/live
Last night was worship night at the SICM Conference and we asked students to pray about campus ministry. Many responded and the staff prayed with them. Pray for these exceptional students who are considering their futures and giving them to Jesus.
Me with a couple of our students at SICM in North Carolina (student institute of campus ministry.) Today begins a week long immersion of growth. Pray for Will and Hannah and all the students who have come.
HAPPENINGS THIS WEEK AND PRAYER POINTS FOR US:
Please pray for these next two weeks before finals. Students will be stressing.
-Also, tonight (Wednesday) we are having our weekly worship/teaching gathering and we regularly have seekers and regular folks attend.
-Friday we will be honoring our volunteers who have served in our Freedom Cafe this school year. Many are receiving the presidential service award!
-Our cafe folks will be planting flowers at the cafe. Special thanks to Rob Schulze for the donation!!!! Thanks again Rob!!!
-Also, I will be recruiting at Youth Convention for the Southern New England District. Trying to get students to consider going to schools in our area where Chi Alpha groups are.
It has been an amazing school year. I look forward to sharing more stories when things slow down!!!
The picture is an advertisement for Saturday's event. Everything's better with pics right?
Fresh off the bus in NYC with our Mosaic crew.
Awesome bonfire with 6 nations represented last night! Some had their first smore. :)
We started a new series last night called The Story of the Bible. We have students brand new to the Bible and Christianity exploring with us every week! It's so exciting to see the interest and watch people react to this hope for the first time!
One student commented, "Why haven't I ever heard this? Everyone should hear about this! I'm going to tell all my friends!"
Pray for our Gathering tonight for God's Spirit to be evident to all and hearts to be open. We meet every Wednesday at 7 this semester. We are getting regular visitors from around the globe! What a joy to share the love of God to the nations. :)
Here's some pics from last night. We started a 4 part series called "One Another". There are 59 "one another" Scriptures in the New Testament that highlight how we are to treat each other.
Last night we looked at "love one another" which is the most prevalent instruction.
Selfishness is natural, but being unselfie is supernatural. Connecting with God's Spirit empowers us to live an others focused life.
We can only truly love because He first unconditionally loved us.
May the God of love exfoliate your heart to be #unselfie today.
Today's homework: #unselfiechialphans
Be focused on others today. Let your attention be on them. Be concerned about how others are doing. Ask questions and don't interrupt. You might be surprised what you learn.
American Picnic 2015 video!
Here's a video of some of the fun!
Our 5th annual picnic/mini-golf welcome to internationals at UMASS. Our American Friends Program connects local Americans with internationals. For more infor...
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