We chose this list of guiding principles not to reveal our finish-line goals, but rather to provide reference points on the journey to discovering what it means to live a Christian life. We hope in our students' time at Georgetown these phrases can encourage and challenge them in what it means to love God and love others.

 

Real Devotional Life

Remember who you were, who you are, and who God is.
Scripture builds us to be strong, steady and substantial.
     Never let serving God replace knowing God.
     What you long for, you live for.
Genuine love for Jesus means obedience to Jesus.
Prayer is relational and consequential.
     The Holy Spirit is not an experience to be collected, but a person to know.
     God wants relationship with you before He wants results from you.
We don’t try to be like Jesus, we train to be like Jesus.
Jesus early, Jesus often.

 

Real Community

Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.
Vulnerability leads to intimacy.
We must love truth and truly love.
     When forgiveness is extended, someone must absorb the wound.
Love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.
A grateful heart is a healthy heart.
     Love cares more about who's hurting than who's watching.
Love finds a need and meets it.
Always speak life, affirmation, and truth.
Diversity reflects the full image of God.

 

Real Responsibility

What God does in you, He wants to do through you.
We don't live for God, we live with God.
     Always ask, "Who will I invest in and who will I invite?"
     Find your Paul. Find your Barnabas. Find your Timothy.
You make a living by what you earn. You make a life by what you give.
In God's global mission, we either descend or hold the rope.
     You don’t stop doing Chi Alpha, you do Chi Alpha somewhere else.
     Always ask, "What difference does the Gospel make here?"
Don’t wash your hands like Pilate, wash others’ feet like Jesus.
It's not enough to curse the darkness, we must light the candles.