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WDYTYA? - Sermon 1

RVAXA Podcast

Highlight Reel: Anchored Living
Campus Director, Mike Godzwa, begins our sermon series Highlight Reel with studying the actions of Jonathan during a military assault. We see that our decisions play a vital role in Gods plan for our lives and the benefits of anchored living. That is why our hearts and desires need to be oriented towards pleasing and loving God.
September 06, 2022
WNL:First Look
Want to know more about Chi Alpha? Listen to our First Look service at Wednesday Night Live. To start the fall semester students share about their experiences in our campus ministry. They unpack the necessity of being in a Christ-centered community and how Chi Alpha was a place where they encountered God. Marcus Floyd, staff member with RVAXA, then elaborates on the three anchors of Chi Alpha: Real Community, Real Devotional Life, and Real Responsibility,
September 05, 2022
WNL-Pass it on
Jasmine unpacks our last Anchor of Real Responsibility and the importance of being a Christ Ambassador. We are God's special agents that are called to proclaim and direct people into a life of obedience in faithfulness
June 09, 2022
WNL-Relationship Panel
Our staff put on a relationship panel where you can have your questions answered. Concerning how as a Jesus-follower we need handle love, dating, marriage, or singleness. 
June 09, 2022
WNL-Senior Sermons
We asked a couple of seniors to share with our fellowship what they got from Chi Alpha and what they want to leave behind. These individuals all had different presentation styles and come from different backgrounds but all had unifying themes of saying yes to God to seek His direction and will.
April 27, 2022
WNL-Love is a Verb
Marcus finishes are Anchored series with a message on the last anchor "Pass it On". He explains why love is a verb and the importance of showing Christ's hospitality to be able to have a Kingdom-centered community. Hear this challenging message about how to practically show love to others 
April 27, 2022
WNL-Love People
Jen Godzwa shares about the beauty of community and how to properly love others.
April 05, 2022
Jasmine brings a challenging message on the importance denying ourselves to follow God wholeheartedly
February 24, 2022
WNL-Love God
How do we love God? How do we make God the center of our life? Marcus Floyd unpacks our first Anchor Love God in our series The Anchored Life.
February 24, 2022
RVAXA About the Staff - Faith
When we come to college, we aren't always looking for community.  But in Faith's case God was looking for her, and she has been part of the XA community since. PS thanks to Nate Godzwa for the slick new intro audio! 
January 21, 2021
RVAXA About the Staff - Jessie
Jessie participated in a mission trip to West Africa and was profoundly impacted by the experience.  She is now preparing to serve as a missionary there, and encourages us all to take the opportunity to participate.  The Lord is already working, and is calling us all into His missional work.
January 14, 2021
RVAXA About the Staff - Hannah
Hannah was born overseas, her family facing hardships through their beliefs.  But these lessons of faithfulness and courage echo through her ministry, even as she relinquishes her held dreams for those of the Father.
December 16, 2020
RVAXA About the Staff - Noah
Noah grew up a Christian, but found community and a drive for missions and worship with Chi Alpha in college. 
December 09, 2020
RVAXA About the Staff - Allyson
Allyson Holmstedt was a military kid growing up who came to know Jesus right before college.  When she arrived at American University in DC as an international student, she found a loving community in Chi Alpha. Now, she serves on staff loving and caring for students from around the globe with Richmond Chi Alpha.
December 02, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 6
Mike Godzwa takes us through the final message of Who Do You Think You Are? with a sermon from Ephesians 6, reminding us to be strong in the Lord. Many of our students are going abroad and to Washington DC for mission trips this week for spring break. Please take time to pray for them and that the gospel might be passed on through their encounters with people in those communities they are visiting.
March 06, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 5
Our soundboard's recorder stopped working during our service, so we don't have any sermon audio to share this week. We do have Zack and Jakia, though, and they're here to recap and discus Paul's charge to the Ephesians to imitate God. Speaking of imitating, Zack might share his Mike Godzwa impression (please don't @ him). Music: "Symphony" by Switch Youth via. Life.Church ( Almost forgot: Don't forget to sign up for Collegiate Day of Prayer at! Stay blessed, y'all :)
February 28, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 4
This week we get to hear from THE Reverend Jen Godzwa on how to be a part of the body (of the church). If you like this podcast, please let your friends know! It's really important for us to get the Word of God out there and make it as accessible as possible.
February 20, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 3 (ft. Rob Rhoden)
Rob Rhoden - the OG RVAxa staffer - comes to share with us a sermon on the love of God and how it empowers us. "Because God's love is so big, you can dream big" -Rob Rhoden Get our updates on Instagram: @rvaxa
February 13, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 2
This week we have just the sermon for y'all. Mike continues preaching through Ephesians, and unpacks both the good news and bad news (the good news is better). Don't forget to follow us on Instagram: @rvaxa. We have some new stuff coming soon, and you don't want to miss it.
February 06, 2020
WDYTYA? - Sermon 1
Who do you think you are? What is our identity - in Christ or otherwise? Is it weird if you put your hands in the air during worship? Zack and Marcus (the master of dance himself) replay and break down the first sermon of RVAxa's new sermon series, featuring THE Reverend Jen Godzwa. Do know: God promises that we are adopted into God’s family, we are made innocent, cleared of all guilt and shame, and we are marked/selected by the Holy Spirit (a person, not the force). Links: - Marcus's Instagram: @marc.afloyd - Free resources for ministry: - Chi Alpha's CMIT program application:
January 31, 2020
HOW We Pray - Matthew 6
We got a long one this time, folks! Mike went through the Lord's Prayer in great detail and Zack and Sam are here to talk about it. How great is it to be independent, anyway? How has God provided for us? Will we really have enough? We have a lot of questions. Also, this podcast is now available through the Apple Podcasts app; if you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts, please rate us and leave a review. Follow Richmond Chi Alpha on Instagram and Facebook: rvaxa Catch Sam on YouTube: samanthanichole
January 24, 2020
The Prodigal FATHER - Luke 15
Here it is, our very first RVAxa WN(R)L podcast!! We're very excited to welcome you to the show. This is going to be a recap of the last Wednesday Night Live, along some announcements and commentary provided by Zack (our host) and Hannah (our guest). We'll be talking about rules vs. relationship, and how this impacts our faith. Don't miss it! (Okay, that's enough with the exclamation points. Also, we're in Luke 15 this week.) Music for the episode is "Chi Alpha Goin Crazy" by Marc Stevens & Mission, and "Captain" by Hillsong UNITED. Get more info at
January 16, 2020