To mark the begining of November, which leaves us only a few weeks away from Alpha starting, here's a post from one of our amazing young leaders and expert blogger Beckie, who did Alpha herself last year!
What is Rise Alpha? Good question, let me explain. You may have the assumption that to go to Rise Alpha you have to go to church, read the bible or believe in God... you'd be wrong. There's no rule about who you need to be or what you need to do or believe about any of those things.
Rise Alpha is for you to come, have fun, have a good time, and get your questions answered.
There's no harm in having questions! In fact, if I ever met a person who didn't have questions about either the bible or the big man himself I'd be shocked. How can you not be curious?
The truth is there's so many questions that no one knows the answer to, but it doesn't mean that no one can try. I know from experience there's things that I wish I knew, like 'Why do bad things happen to good people?' or 'If God loves us all, why would he let people die?'.
There is no right or wrong answer, but in Rise Alpha together we'd discuss it and see what we'd come up with.
In Rise Alpha, besides answering questions and all that stuff, we always have so much fun! Every week is different, we play games and just have a laugh.
If you think you want to come, then just ask, anyone is welcome to come and join the party! And I hope that if you read this it encourages you to come or even take a look into coming.
Personally for me, it's helped me realise a lot of things about life and myself. We'd love to see you on a Tuesday night....