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.
Dr. Liang Chen, professor of linguistics and his wife, Dr. Ning Pan will be our speakers for this weekend. Their kids are awesome, their story is inspiring and their gentle, friendly personalities will win you over as soon as you meet them.
Onsite checkin for the event will begin at 2:30pm Friday, March 30th, with the first planned activity being dinner at 6pm. The weekend will conclude around 11am Sunday, April 1st.
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) and some snacks.
Here is our tentative schedule for the weekend:
Friday, March 30
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, March 31
9:15amMorning Session: Dr. Raj and small groups
10:20am Optional Electives
11:10am Optional Electives
Intersections of Faith and Science with Dr. Raj
Is the Resurrection of Jesus Credible?
What is the Bible and What do Christians Believe about it?
Navigating Intercultural/International Romance
12-noon Lunch and then the Beach!
6:15pmEvening Session:student stories, Dr. Raj and small groups
Options include games and mini-golf outing, maybe karoake
Easter Sunday, April 1
6:00amSunrise Easter Service on the Beach for those interested
8:30am pack lunches and clean up dorms, pack up and clean up for departure
9:30am depart for church service
10:00am Easter Church Service at Christian Life Church in Orange Beach, AL
followed by lunch and departure
Individual vehicles may decide to stay and enjoy the beach for a short time in Orange Beach before driving home
Gulf Shores Beach Retreat (View)
1054 West Beach Blvd
Gulf Shores, AL 36547