Help support the mission of Alpha Mid Atlantic.
Alpha is a global non-denominational ministry which runs in 169 countries and has had over 29 million participants.
Alpha Mid Atlantic is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working in partnership with Alpha USA to train and equip churches in PA, NJ, and DE in running the Alpha course.
When I moved to New Jersey in 1994 I wanted nothing to do with church. I wanted nothing to do with God. I was driving by this church. Something hit me. God’s Spirit said, “You’re going there.” I went to the Alpha class and the 4th session I found God; God found me. I felt totally redeemed. I felt loved. I felt a purpose. I felt that this hole that was inside of me was finally filled. I couldn’t believe it—after all those years of turning my back toward God that he would forgive me and accept me.
My role is to bring people there. I’ve heard that to go on Alpha you have to bring someone. I’ve always found somebody to bring. That’s my goal—just to bring people there. To bring people to Jesus. That’s my whole goal in life right now.
It has affected every single aspect of Parish life. There’s not one part of parish life that has not been affected by Alpha that I can think of. The faith life of the parish is completely different. This is the big thing. They have faith. Alpha was the one most significant thing in my life as a priest. If I didn’t have Alpha right now, I don’t know where I would be. Personally. Spiritually. Vocationally.
Alpha has given us a consistently simple and fun way to welcome people on the margins into our lives as a church family. It has taught us how to listen attentively, empathize with people’s life journey and consider their sincere questions with love and respect. Whether in prisons, coffee shops, community outreach centers or a person’s living room, Alpha keeps the conversation relevant and accessible to all. We love running Alpha at West Shore because we get to be with people as they come to know Jesus. The evidence of new life is undeniable!
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When more churches run Alpha,
more guests meet Jesus.
It’s that simple.