XAi Easter Excursion
Enjoy the Easter holiday on the beautiful beach in Gulf Shores, AL with your friends from Chi Alpha Internationals.
Meet new friends from around the world.
Have way too much fun on the beach.
Engage in meaningful conversations.
Learn the truth behind the cultural and the religious origins of Easter.
There will be a special guest speaker Dr. Rajkumar Nathaniel, originally from India is a professor of Biological Sciences at Nicholl's State University. His research focuses on bacterial pathogens. He will be sharing about his story of faith, the Christian meaning of Easter, as well as the intersections of Faith and Science. You won't want to miss his amazing stories!
Onsite checkin for the event will begin at 2pm Friday, April 14th, with the first planned activity being dinner at 6pm. The weekend will conclude around 11am Sunday, April 16th.
Registration price covers lodging at Gulf Shores Beach Retreat (across the street from the beach - www.gulfshoresbeachretreat.com), program costs, and meals (Friday dinner, 3 meals Saturday, and Sunday breakfast and lunch).
Here is our tentative schedule for the weekend:
Friday, April 14
Open Beach Time
7:00pmWelcome & Orientation
Get to know your small group
8:30pmInternational Fashion Show
9:30pmGood Friday worship service for Christians and anyone interested
Saturday, April 15
8:45amMorning Session: Dr. Raj and small groups
9:35amAssemble sack lunches and head to the beach
At the beach: egg hunt, beach games, etc...
1:00pmOptional Electives (schedule is tentative)
Intersections of Faith and Science with Dr. Raj (offered @ 1 and 2)
Is the Resurrection of Jesus Credible? With Jerry Dupre (offered @ 1 and 2)
Why Do Bunnies Lay Eggs at Easter? With Matt DeGier (only at 1pm)
Navigating Intercultural/International Romance with ???? (only at 2pm)
3:00pmOptional Open Q&A Time with Jerry Dupre and/or Dr. Raj
6:15pmEvening Session:student stories, Dr. Raj and small groups
Options include games and mini-golf outing, maybe karoake
Easter Sunday, April 16
6:00amSunrise Easter Service on the Beach for those interested
8:00ampack lunches and clean up dorms
8:45amFree time including beach time
10:00amFinal Session:student stories and speaker
11:00amClean-up and depart
Beach of course is open, but we wont have access to the retreat center
Gulf Shores Beach Retreat (View)
1054 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36547