After attending Church regularly for a few weeks, and feeling as though God was trying to tell me something, I decided I really should find out more. But where does one go about finding out more?? I had no clue…and God knew it. That very next Sunday it was announced they were going to put on another Alpha Course in a few weeks and the sign up table was in the lobby. This course would be covering “the basics.”
“Ok God, I’m listening,” I thought. After the service was done I stepped into the hall and signed up for Alpha…My first Bible Study, and I was going alone! Oh the nerves!!
At my Church, we are lucky enough to have our Pastors lead the Alpha Course, however the weekly lessons are available on YouTube. I think it is worth it to find a local Alpha Course. Being able to discuss your thoughts and questions with fellow Christians in a small group setting is what it’s all about.
After week 3 ended, I was hooked, God had once again pointed me in the right direction. Small Groups are not nearly as scary as they sound, it really will be a rewarding experience! Since I completed my Alpha Course last fall, I have participated in 3 Church sponsored bible studies. I am also taking the time to explore some studies on my own.
Please check out the Alpha Course information, and find one near you. I will be attending my Church sponsored Alpha Course again in the fall of 2013. I challenge you to do the same.