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Hey Glen. Here's the sources: Jerry Parsley, the Regional Director for AGWM Eurasia said, and I quote him accurately, "No one has done for the Middle East and North Africa what Chi Alpha has done." He went on to elaborate on our teams and long term vision, long-term missionaries, and impact. The quote that XA is sending the best missionaries has come from Regional Directors Jerry Parsley and Greg Mundis (Europe). Nancy Hand from AGWM special ministries has also told me she hears many times in closed doors how XA is sending the best in missionaries and teams. Yes, the statement made that XA is the largest producer of missionaries for AGWM today needs to be taken in the context that over the past 2 years we have produced more than a single bible college. I think though that if they really looked at it, we probably produce more than the majority of our bible schools collectively in terms of people coming directly out of the BC vs. our people coming out of XA.

permalink source: E Scott Martin in an email August 11, 2003
tags: Missions, Chi Alpha

77% of AG teens leave the church after they graduate from high school.

permalink source: "An Examination of the Church's Loss of High School Graduates and What Can Be Done To Improve The Retention Rate" Cecil Culbreth, 7/15/2002
tags: College, Chi Alpha

2/3 of college students on any given Sunday are not in church.

permalink source: Gallup polls
tags: College, Chi Alpha

66% of teens have decided to leave the church upon graduation.

permalink source: George Barna
tags: College, Chi Alpha

Over 70% of the international leaders in government and business will do some of their study in the U.S.

permalink source: Tim Elmore, "Leveraging Your Influence" p 9
tags: College, Chi Alpha

The average American makes seven major decisions in his/her adult life. Five of the seven are made (or at least begun) in college. Think about the choices you made as a university student, and how it affected where you are today. For most, decisions about relationships, location, religion, lifestyle preferences, and vocation are made in college. The only two that aren't made in the young-adult years are retirement and investments.

permalink source: Tim Elmore, Leveraging Your Influence, p 10
tags: College, Chi Alpha

Charles Malik is a Harvard educated Lebanese scholar and diplomat. He received more than fifty honorary doctorates from Canadian, American and European universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Notre Dame. Here is what he writes: "The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. The problem here is for the church to realize that no greater service can it render itself and the cause of the Gospel, with which it is entrusted, than to try to recapture the universities for Christ on whom they were originally founded. "One of the best ways of treating the macrocosm is through the handle of the universities in which millions of youths destined to positions of leadership spend, in rigorous training between four and ten years of the most formative period of their life. "More potently than by any other means, change the university and you change the world." (Charles Malik)

permalink source: Charles Malik
tags: College, Chi Alpha