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Alpha Course Autumn 2018

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Alpha can give answers to those unanswered questions in your Life

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. That is what the Alpha course is designed to do.

It’s a series of Video sessions, discussions, and short meetings held at Living Waters Church which started September 11th, 2018. Don’t worry if you missed some sessions. Come along to the next one. We’ll help you with any questions and get you up to speed with the rest of the Group in no time. We start at 6:30 in the evening and aim to finish at 9 pm.

Alpha is a genius programme that has serious results in bringing spiritual information to all ages, all individuals, from all backgrounds

Joel A’Bell : Hillsong Church

Exploring the Christian faith, asking questions and sharing a point of view; we’re all built for it. Alpha offers the opportunity to do just that – in an informal, friendly and open environment.

No one can force anyone to believe anything; we’ve found over the years that if we show YOU hospitality and let you be yourself, your life will be transformed.

Many members of our Church have had their lives transformed by God. They can tell you in simple words how finding God made them so much happier with their lives (and much more ❤)

Most Alpha sessions start with some shared food and some general talk. The main part is where we watch a special video that poses some questions and gets us to think on some of the answers (see below). After the video, we talk through some of the issues raised in the video.

Why not come along to one and just see if it’s for you?


FAQ

😇Do I have to believe in God to come to Alpha?

No! (But you can be if you want 🤗) Whatever you are. Whatever you believe, Alpha is designed to help you move forward from where-ever you ‘are’ to where-ever you want to ‘be’.

🤷‍♂️Can anyone come?

Yes! All ages. All faiths – including ‘none’.🎈

⌚Do I have to attend all the sessions?

No! It’s best if you do, of course. But missing the odd session is not going to really affect your journey on the course.✨

💷Is it free?

Yup. There is no charge for attending Alpha. 👍

😠Am I going to be lectured by a Vicar?

No! Being a Pentecostal church, we don’t even have a vicar! (We do have Pastors though.) The course is always presented by ordinary people who’s only difference, from you, is that they believe in Jesus. You’ve probably already talked to people like them in the supermarket and never knew 💗💛💙💚💜!

❌Do I have to reserve a place?

No. But it does help us get ready for you if you let us know that you plan to come.

🗺Where is it?

At Living Waters Church in South Shields. Click here for directions. Tuesday 11th September. 6:30 pm


How people feel about the Alpha course - before and after 🤷‍♂️

So how effective is Alpha?

After the Alpha course, most people change their mind about Jesus, Faith and Christianity.

❓ I am interested in learning about Jesus and exploring his teachings

Before the Alpha course

I am interested in learning about Jesus and exploring his teachings
54%

AgreeDisagree

People are about equally split before the Alpha course

After the Alpha course

I am interested in learning about Jesus and exploring his teachings
93%

AgreeDisagree

A large majority want to know more about Jesus (after Alpha)

Faith and religion are very important to me

Before the Alpha course

Faith and religion are very important to me
44%

AgreeDisagree

Again, before Alpha, people are about equally split on faith

After the Alpha course

Faith and religion are very important to me
72%

AgreeDisagree

After Alpha, nearly 3 out of 4 people think faith is very important

Give it some thought…

A couple of hours of your time. To find out why believers of God, and Jesus, are so happy 😍…

Think if Alpha will help you.

We think it will. And you’ll also get to meet some lovely friendly people.😎

Some who have had to fight very hard to overcome some of the troubles in their lives.😪

Put the date in your calendar now – Tuesday 11th September. 6:30 pm.🙏

Here’s how to find us


What things are discussed in Alpha?

How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Alpha explores these questions

Does God heal today?

Alpha explores these questions

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Alpha explores these questions

Is there more to life than this?

Alpha explores these questions

Who is Jesus?

Alpha explores these questions

Why and how do I read the Bible?

Alpha explores these questions

Why did Jesus die?

Alpha explores these questions

What does the Holy Spirit do?

Alpha explores these questions

Why and how do I pray?

Alpha explores these questions

How long until Alpha at Living Waters Church?

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

You need just 2 hours to find a better life…

To put some of those bad things in your life aside 😯…

To talk to people who know how finding Jesus made them happier 😍…

To meet some lovely friendly people 😎 …

To talk about those things, in our lives, that need answers 🙏…

Put the date in your calendar now – Tuesday 11th September. 6:30 pm.🙏

Here’s how to find us

Got any questions?

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Greg works on the media team at Living Waters Church as well as a regular Church attendee since Jan 2018. He thinks he is always busy but its sometimes hard to see the progress that he has made! 👷‍♂️

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