Our Mission

Kappa Upsilon Chi and Keeping Under Christ, Inc. hold to Christian beliefs as their guiding principles for philosophy and action, resulting in Christian discipleship of college-age men.

Coming from many different backgrounds in the Christian faith and representing an ecumenical group of believers, we consider the respect of Christian tradition to be held in highest esteem. In that vein, we take the Nicene Creed to be our guiding statement on doctrinal issues. Whereas interpretation does not conform to a single set of “complete” beliefs, Kappa Upsilon Chi and Keeping Under Christ, Inc. seek to set a foundation from which we believe and find unity in Jesus Christ. This creedal belief does not suggest dogmatic intention of union, but rather unification of the highest order in Jesus Christ, such that Kappa Upsilon Chi and Keeping Under Christ, Inc. may serve those around them and one another in the selfless manner of Jesus Christ, set forth by God, the Father, and continued by the Holy Spirit.

Brotherhood

Ecclesiastes 4:10-12

Accountability

Proverbs 27:17

Mission

1 Chronicles 16:24

Our Beliefs

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen, and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshiped and glorified.
He was spoken through the Prophets
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. AMEN

NOTE: All new members must believe what is contained within this statement

* Definition: universal in extent; involving all; of interest to all.

Christians, like Jews and Muslims, believe that only one God exists. The creed states the assumption of the ancient Shema: Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. The former English translation of the creed began with “we” believe, while the Greek, Latin, and current English translation begin with “I” believe. The latter is more accurate, because reciting the creed is ultimately an individual confession of belief, although the creed also expresses the collective beliefs of the Church.
Jesus Christ is the Lord of all. The title Lord means that Jesus is master of all, and has connotations of deity, since the Hebrew word adonai and Greek word kyrios (both meaning Lord) were applied to Yahweh in the Old Testament. However, unlike earthly rulers, Jesus is a friend to the oppressed and a servant. Jesus is in a unique relationship with God the Father. While Hebrew kings were sons of God symbolically (see Psalm 2), Jesus is the only Son of God by nature.
The Holy Spirit is also called “Lord.” The Holy Spirit sustains our lives as Christians, illuminating us after the new birth. The original Creed of Nicaea simply ended with “We believe in the Holy Spirit.” The other additions were approved at the Council of Constantinople in AD 381. However, most scholars believe that the text of the full creed dates prior to this council, and that the bishops simply gave their approval to a local creed already in use. The reason these additions were included in the Nicene Creed is that some Christians of the 4th century denied the full divinity of the Holy Spirit. The names given to these heretics were Macedonians (named after a heretical bishop) or pneumatomachi (“fighters against the Spirit”).

The creed requires belief in the Catholic (universal) Church, whose origins are ancient and historical, going back to the Apostles themselves. Thus, the Church was built upon the faith and witness of the apostles. This witness survives through Apostolic Succession, wherein apostles appointed leaders, who themselves appointed leaders, a process continuing to this day. This Apostolic line survives today primarily in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The Church is “holy” on account of Christ’s holiness and grace, and not because its members or leaders are perfect. In fact, at times throughout history, the Church has remained holy in spite of its members.
The Spirit inspired the prophets of old, and inspires the Church today.
If the meaning of baptism could be boiled down to one word, that word would be identification. Baptism speaks primarily of a personal, public identification with Jesus Christ.

Christians always hope for the end of this fractured system, when the universe is fully reconciled to God in Christ Jesus. The Nicene Creed seems to affirm both the existence of a soul-filled heaven and the later resurrection of the dead when soul meets glorified body.

Keeping Under Christ

Leadership

Joshua Zajdel
President: Joshua Zajdel

Chaplain: Zachary Jennings

Luke
IVP: Ryan Crawford
John
EVP: Austin Martratt
Joshua Zajdel
Treasurer: Drew Wise

Mansribe: Pierce Connell

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National Rep: Doran Senior
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Sargent of Arms: Sam Green