You want to bring people into contact with Alpha, but you feel uncomfortable making a direct approach of "Hey, come to Alpha with me". Is that you?
Well you don't have to be that direct, but simply BE PUBLIC about your association with Alpha.
If you just let it be known that you are linked with Alpha, you'd be surprised how easily conversations develop, and invitations happen.
So associate yourself ... here are some simple suggestions.
1. "Like" our Alpha page on Facebook (click on the like button on the Alpha page here). Or, if you're a google plus user, do the same with the g+1 button.
2. Write a posting on your Facebook page about how your church is running an Alpha course, and you're wondering what to do about it ... add the link to our Alpha page.
3. Add an Alpha comment to the end of your emails, such as "Interested in Alpha? See here: http://www.stbarnabas.org.za/alpha.html)"
4. Put an Alpha notice in the back window of your car.
5. Have a small pile of Alpha cards on your desk at work ... pick up some from the church.
6. Bring Alpha into conversations. Like "Hmmm, someone gave me an Alpha flyer ... its unusual, what do you think of it?"
7. If you're a on-line type of person, tweet it.
Bottom line: simply bring Alpha visibly into your daily life and see what God does.
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I woke up this morning rather early, and after meditating on yesterday’s sermon found myself thinking about my friends and contacts who do not share my faith in the this wonderful God we worship - Father Son and Holy Spirit.
I long to share my faith with others but do not find it at all easy. It seems to me that either I force the conversation or say something which is a conversation stopper or that I am being intrusive.
Anybody identify with me on this?
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One of the most effective tools that God gives us for doing his work, is our voice - its the primary way we communicate. We can choose to use it, abuse it, or neglect it. God's call is "Make a noise, find your voice".