Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Can we be excused? Our brains are full.

We're at a training conference for Alpha. When we first started going to RVC, someone said that we'd be great at leading it, and since we've never been involved with it, we thought it might be useful to learn more about it. It is a great evangelism tool, and it really follows the Vineyard way of doing stuff. We also went to a session about a Marriage class/workshop--it's 7 weeks of "date nights"--you serve a nice dinner and do a lesson where all the conversations are within the couple, so it's like a date night with a purpose. There's a real need for that at our church too--so many of the leaders are younger couples who in the last year have moved, started new jobs, planted a church, and had babies--that's a lot of stress for anyone. And if those marriages aren't healthy, it can have ripple effects throughout the entire church's ministry.

But we are only two people, with our own family and marriage that needs attending to. So we both feel like we have more questions than we came with, and not very many answers--Alpha or the Marriage course? At our house or at church? What first, if anything? We did get some clarification at prayertime last night, but we definitely need more :)

5 comments:

Jen said...

And, we'll be praying for that clarification!

the rockstar said...

Oh, that is what you are doing! I get it now... I never went to the Alpha course in Champaign, but I know it had tremendous effects on the people that attended. I also know a lot of couples have benefited from the marriage course things. Maybe, God is saying you could do either and that would be ok with Him. He would bless either... Either way, I hope things clear up!

Mindy said...

What is the Alpha course?

Kim said...

I think you guys would be great at either. OUr church would benefit from both.

mexicanmasala said...

I first felt the holy spirit at Alpha. It's amazing and I recommend it to anyone that can attend! God will give you the answers you need.