Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Calgary Alpha Envisioning & Leadership Morning: June 13

A report on our Calgary, "Envisioning and Leadership" event in Calgary Last Saturday:

It went very well, although you can see by the picture that we didn't have an overly large crowd.

My sense lately has been that we need to be adjusting our focus back toward evangelization. Indeed, the re-evangelization of our society. Or at least strengthening the focus we already have in that direction.

Sometimes I think we who are so familiar with Alpha assume that everyone knows all about it, but of course, that is not the case. So I have tweaked some of my presentations to reflect this new attitude. I have lately been especially convicted by Judges 2:10, thinking of the current state of our Church;
After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.
The focus, then, in Saturday's event, was to readjust our aim, if only ever so slightly, to an increased emphasis on the need for evangelization, then Alpha as an extremely effective tool for it. We did so, both in regards to Alpha in general, and with the Alpha Youth Film Series, with a specific focus on empowering students to run  it in schools. We finished off with training and a demonstration of prayer ministry. This latter we felt was important, because we have found that one of the most commonly omitted areas in an Alpha is prayer ministry, both on the Holy Spirit day/weekend away, and on the healing evening.

I was very encouraged by the feedback. Every guest gave the event top marks. I'm thinking I will use this format again, i.e., half day seminar, reasonable admission cost, same agenda.

Thanks & Blessings,


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Alpha Event in Calgary

Calgary: Alpha Envisioning & Leadership Morning – June 13, 2015

Date: Saturday, June 13th, 2015
Time: 9 am – 12 noon (registration opens at 8:30 am)
Location: Foothills Alliance, 333 Edgepark Blvd NW, Calgary (map)
Cost: $10 per person | Students FREE

Take Alpha to the next level! Learn about exciting new resources, how Alpha is an effective tool for evangelism, top tips to reach high school students and prayer ministry with hosts John Kivell (Alberta Regional Director) and Amy Croy (Alberta Youth Coach). Special invitation to Pastors, Lay Leaders, Youth Volunteers and Student Leaders – bring your whole team!

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Alpha Leadership Conference 2017

The Alpha 2015 Leadership Conference was a great experience. Already, they are preparing for LC17. Anyone who sees this blog is welcome to keep it in mind and register when the time comes (still a year and a half or so away). I guarantee you will love it!