Update – Alpha Course

Rev Rob GrinsellThis autumn we are looking to begin a new Alpha outreach initiative. We are launching our Alpha course, Alpha Sunday and Micro Alpha training.

Our overall initiative begins on Sunday 18th August with the introduction of our autumn Alpha Course through our Alpha Sunday.

Alpha Sunday Seeker Service
– Sunday 25th September

Alpha Sunday will be a seeker friendly service that also introduces the course (which will begin on Wednesday 28th September). This will be an invitation to the Alpha course with the opportunity around the tables, to share ideas and explore the Christian faith together. This is will be a great service to invite family, friends, and colleagues to come and hear the gospel and share a meal with us on that Sunday morning.
There will be full children and youth provision for all our young people aged from 0-18

Autumn Alpha course
– Beginning Wednesday 28th September

The autumn Alpha Course is our usual main church Alpha course which will run between September and December and end before Christmas (and before the Micro Alpha courses begin in the New Year). The course will be led by Andy Edney and me and hosted by Helen Nash.

Do consider our Autumn Alpha course; Alpha is a well-known and accessible course for people to be introduced to the Christian faith. It continues to be a highly effective tool in helping people come to faith.
Please pray for someone the Lord will put on your heart who you could invite to the course. Invitations through leaflets and banners may inform people but often people come only when a Christian comes alongside them by praying, inviting and bringing them to the course. This prayer and accompaniment is vital for the course to work as an effective outreach.

Registration forms for the Alpha course or at the back of the church and available on this page of the website.

Micro Alpha
– Training begins on 5th October for courses starting on January 15th 2017

We are launching ‘Micro Alpha’ and where you are invited to join to training and equipping sessions over the next few months designed to prepare you to lead your own small Alpha course.

The training will be part of our ‘Deeper Life’ services on Wednesday evenings through October and November for courses being launched in January 2017.

In the New Year, we are looking to have 4 or 5 Micro Alpha courses running simultaneously as we reach out through our own network of friends and family, neighbours and colleagues.

To recap:

  • 25th September: Alpha Sunday will launch our church Alpha course.
  • 28th September: Autumn Alpha course begins.
  • 5th October: First Micro Alpha training session.
  • 15th January 2017: Launch of our Micro Alpha’s.

We need people to:

  • Cook and prepare a meal for Alpha Sunday. (A hot food dish for 8 or 12 servings).
  • Help distribute leaflets and flyers about the course.
  • Help serve both in the kitchen and church.
  • Participate within the autumn course.
  • Attend training for Micro Alpha’s.
  • Please contact me if you can help in any way; this is a great opportunity to bring the gospel and salvation to those who are seeking Him. We are already praying that we will see people lives transformed through this course.

    Every blessing

    Rob