A conference attended by 6,000 Christian leaders
The Alpha Course has been running for over 30 years. To date 24 million people in over 100 countries, speaking over 100 different languages have taken part in these seminars. Countless Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox-believers and members of free churches have used the Alpha Course material to get talking to non-Christians about their faith. The Anglican Holy Trinity Church Brompton, led by Pastor Nicky Gumbel, has made the course known worldwide. This week “Alpha” organised a congress for Christian leaders.
My wife and I are sitting in the last row way up in gods, just under the roof of the dignified Royal Albert Hall. Next to me is an Irishman, who is pastor of an English-speaking church in South Switzerland. My wife Tina’s neighbour comes from Indonesia. During the lunch break we get talking to a Canadian Catholic. How do we best go about bringing the message of the cross and Christ’s resurrection to today’s society? Church attendance is around 5% in the UK, under 5% in Germany.
Matt Redman played the guitar that evening. Millions of people coming from across the Christian spectrum have sung his songs. Now he is standing live on stage: musical, integer and humble.
At Diospi Suyana we have no fear of contacts. We invite staff who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour from many countries and varying church backgrounds. /KDJ