Tomorrow night is the last in this session of Alpha and a life worth living... and I would like to extend my thanks to the team who all contributed to making it happen. To Alec and Andrea who brought us their thoughts on the Alpha subject matter... to B*L*O*C for leading us in thoughtful worship... and to Kenny & Sarah for making a life worth living happen.
We have a new formula to follow - run both courses concurrently... which I am delighted about. People want to be with people... share their stories... be in fellowship... and running to the two courses together has really worked and enabled everyone to connect.
Next on the list is kickstarting the home groups again... they kind of got left while we've been focusing on this. Most, but importantly not all, of the folk who attend the home groups joined us for a life worth living and its time to give back to those who weren't able to join us. Looking for ideas for a 12 week course, starting in Jan 07. Thinking John Ortberg... any ideas? Hoping to be fed for a wee while... Olly and I need to sit back for a while and rest... and am looking to encourage new blood into facilitation.
Anyway... thanks again to everyone involved and to all the folk who have joined us for one week or for them all who maybe hadn't done this God thing before... hope it has been of benefit... and I hope you continue to journey with us at Bellshill.
Another brilliant session of Alpha comes to an end. The feedback we received at the end was really encouraging - warm welcome... 10 week friendships that feel like a lifetime... openness and trust... Wow! Really encouraged by this. Don't feel the usual sense of exhaustion that we have felt before - feel elated and excited... hopeful for the future and glad to have represented my Lord and my faith in a relevant manner to people curious to know more. Real privilege!
Here's to the future. This is only the end of the start.