Adult Enrichment Series/Events

Alpha Series

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Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is open to all—especially those who do not have any tie to the parish.

“Alpha at St. Stephen’s Church” launches Thursday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. It runs for most Thursday evenings through November 30. (No sessions November 2 or 23.)  The format: Dinner, Presentation, and Small Group Discussion.  Please note the November 30 session will run from 6:15-8:15 p.m.

An RSVP is not required but is helpful for ordering the food. Also, it’s not too late to volunteer, including food/hospitality, greeters and helpers! If you or someone you know is interested either in volunteering or attending, contact Deacon Matt Shireman via email or call 763-712-7490. Whether or not you can get involved, please pray for those who will attend Alpha.

Sessions build on topics from previous session(s), but you are welcome to join any sessions you would like.

Session Topics/Dates

1:  Is There More to Life than This? (9/14)

2:  Who is Jesus? (9/21)

3:  Why did Jesus Die? (9/28)

4:  How can I have Faith? (10/5)

5:  Why and How Should I Pray? (10/12)

6:  Why and How Should I Read the Bible? (10/19)

7:  How Does God Guide Us? (10/26)

W: Weekend Session (tentatively the morning of 10/28)

W1:  Who is the Holy Spirit?

W2:  What does the Holy Spirit Do?

W3:  How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?

W4:  How Can I make the Most of the Rest of My Life?

8:  How can I Resist Evil? (11/9) [note: no Alpha on 11/2]

9:  Why and How Should I Tell Others? (11/16)

10:  Does God Heal Today? (11/30) [note: no Alpha on 11/23]

11:  What About the Church? (11/30?)