Alpha is an awesome course that gives you an opportunity to find out the basics about the Christian faith. There is loads of pudding, a short video and loads of time to share with others your views and Jesus, life and the cosmos!
Tonight is the third session but if you haven’t been before then you are more than welcome.
So get down to St Thomas Crookes at 7pm TONIGHT (8th April).
Following the success of the student conference, this Monday (25th February) ChurchforStudents hosted its Student Alpha launch party in the new link block. We wanted the launch party to be big, so we had a free burger and a beer (well… Stella) for everyone who came along, as well as… erm… kangaroo boxing (left). After chilling out with everyone for a bit, the group split off into two separate areas to watch a short video introducing them to the Alpha Course.
We had 138 (!) people turn up, excluding staff and various final years who came early to help us set up. We estimate about 60% of them were not Crookes-goers. 138! I’m not sure I can convey in words how exciting and awesome this is. One hundred and thirty eight! God is good!
A big, big thank you to all the students who came early to help out, and especially to those who took a step of faith and invited their friends along. We’re praying they’ll all decide to come along to the rest of the course, and that we’ll have even more people next week!
This year on Form, we’ve been given a fair amount of information about mission and evangelism. During these sessions, we attempted to define “mission”. We came up with lots of ideas, but the key words for me were “response” and “participation”; mission is a response to everything God has done for us, and it’s participation in what God is already doing.
Another thing I’ve learnt is that some of the most effective evangelism is where we’re working with people, where we’re results expectant but not dependent, and where we just turn up out of joy of serving God.
Last Saturday, the Youth and Student Alpha Tour came to Sheffield. We had 80 people from the Student and Youth Churches come along, a few people shared their testimonies, and everyone learned a lot. So, a big thank you to the guys who came up from HTB to share with us, and to everyone who came along.