Worcester’s resourcing church, All Saints, is using a regular Alpha course as a key way of reaching out to the local community. 

The PCC has committed to running the course at least once a term on a Wednesday night and has found that there is a steady stream of people who want to take part. Guests include both men and women aged from 17 to 70 and usually half of the guests profess to have no faith at the beginning of the course. 

Andy Smith, Curate at All Saints, said: “The course has been really well received. We’ve seen a good number of people become Christians and there is now a steady trickle of new people joining the All Saints family. I just love seeing Jesus transforming peoples’ lives; becoming worshippers and growing in love for others.” 

“The question ‘Is there a God?’ is the most important question we can ask, because if the answer turns out to be ‘yes’, it will impact every area of our lives, from how we understand relationships, ethics and ecological issues, to how we manage our money.” Andy continued. “The Alpha Course provides a safe, fun, no-pressure space to explore the Christian faith.” 

Details of the next course starting in September are available on their website: www.allsaintsworcester.org.uk/alpha.

Please pray for All Saints as it honours this commitment to run Alpha each term and for all those who have and will attend, that they will be encouraged to come to faith as a result. 

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