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, Nicky Gumbel, from London, England, started a program called “Alpha” 25 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.
We welcome anyone who would like to explore a relationship with Jesus and learn what Christianity is all about or anyone who feels that they need to deepen their relationship with Jesus. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, open and trusting atmosphere where dialogue and discovery can blossom.
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What is Alpha
Alpha is a space to explore life’s big questions, to say what you think and to hear other peoples’ points of view. It’s a “no-pressure” invitation for folks to enjoy an opportunity to experience belonging and fellowship while exploring faith. This program helps you to develop a relationship with Jesus by learning what Christianity is all about in an informal, fun and friendly environment.
Alpha was started in London, England, 25 years ago, by a minister, Nickey Gumble, who felt that the world needed Christ but many didn’t know who He was or the difference He could make to one’s life. So he started this program to bridge that gap.
Who is Alpha for?
EVERYONE! 20 million people around the world have gone through it.
What to expect
Alpha involves 11 weekly meetings – come to one or as many as you like.
Every meeting begins with a FREE meal served in an elegant style. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
Each meeting there is a 30 minute inspiring video that addresses a different theme and question, such as:
“Is there more to life than this”, “Who is Jesus”, How can I have Faith”, Why and How do I pray”, “How can I make the most of the rest of my life”.
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?
Sign up to try Alpha today!
The next session begins at MSW (in the Clark Ministry Center, 1335 S. Clifton) March 5 and runs through May 21.Every Thursday, 6:30-8:45pm.
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