If you have been a regular reader of the articles on this website, you know that out spiritual journey has been along the Christian path. Many of you share our faith. Many others are still searching or are just plain curious.
If you are searching or curious, I would highly recommend the Alpha course. It is a several week course that explores the basic tenets of Christianity in a form that is very user-friendly to those who come from outside the church, either from other faiths or from no faith at all. Each session is two hours in length: 30-35 minutes of a free and shared meal, 20-30 minute video, and 45-60 minutes of discussion in a group of no more than 12 people who are also searching, plus one leader to keep things on time and on tract.
If you want more information about the course, go to alpha.org, and maybe sample a video.
If you live in the Jacksonville area, an Alpha class is beginning at CrossRoad UMC on January 8th at 6PM. Register at: http://www.crcumc.org/alpha/. Or contact me or Sandy Dukelow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!