Lambda Chi Alpha is offering a new weekly Bible study.
The “Chop House Bible Study” was created in February by the chapter’s chaplain Ben Patterson, religion freshman. The study is hosted for 30 minutes at 11 p.m. every Tuesday in the relaxation room in the Lambda Chi house.
There are usually about five or six participants, but Patterson said it is open to anyone on campus and he expects it to grow.
“It’s just a place where Christians of any denomination can come and take a break from everything else,” Patterson said. “Just spend time with other Christians diving into the word of God and discussing Bible verses for 30 minutes.”
“All I want and am expecting from this Bible study is a place where Christians come and grow their faith and their spiritual life with Christ.”
The study was created for the members of Lambda Chi to worship together and was opened up to the rest of campus so everyone had the opportunity to take a break and study God’s word, said Anthony Martinez, dance performance senior and Lambda Chi.
“It’s a great way for students to grow their faith with their peers, and is a great opportunity for those who struggle to find time for worship,” Martinez said.
Nic Rhodes, economics sophomore and Lambda Chi, said the study is important to remember the religious roots of the university, but that is not the most beneficial part of the study.
“It’s creating an environment where conversations of great social and political import can take place through the lens of the Christian faith,” Rhodes said.
The last time a Bible study began within Lambda Chi, it was started by Craig Groeschel, who received a degree in marketing from OCU and later founded LifeChurch.tv.
Patterson said he is unsure “Chop House” will have the same results, but he looks forward to its growth.
If any student is interested or has any questions about the Bible study, email Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.