As Christians, we experience the hope and love that having a relationship with Christ gives us. However, there are more and more people in this world that are falling into a secular way of life, void of that relationship with Jesus and searching for more meaning. Realizing that the world needs Christ and we as Christians, have a role to play in introducing others to our Lord and this relationship, a minister named, Nickey Gumble, from London, England, started a program called “Alpha” 50 years ago. 20 million people have since gone through this program, world wide.
The Mary,Seat of Wisdom Parish Pastoral Council, has taken the lead to make this opportunity available for anyone asking “is there more to life than this?” and who is interested in exploring what Christianity is about and who Jesus is.
Please join us in spreading God’s love to others by extending this invitation to your friends and family who wouldn’t necessarily call themselves Christ-Followers
What is Alpha
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Are you pondering the deeper questions of life?
Are you ready to be introduced to Christ in an environment of open dialogue?
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