After a lot of hard work and preparation, Vineyard Columbus is a few weeks away from launching its first all-church Alpha campaign. Alpha is an event where people from all walks of life come together to ask questions, discuss different ideas, and share a meal.
As I’ve been praying for Alpha, the picture that comes to mind is a gigantic, gift-wrapped box; a larger-than-life package with something life-giving inside! As a church, we are endeavoring to offer the city of Columbus a precious gift through Alpha. We want to demonstrate hospitality, create a space to ask questions, pray, and give people an opportunity to press in with Jesus. There is so much joy in giving and receiving this gift.
I am part of a team that will be leading a group called Alpha Us. Alpha Us is a course for couples (dating, engaged, and married) seeking to strengthen their relationships. The course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help couples build healthy relationships that last a lifetime. I am thrilled that we are offering this gift to couples in our city, and I want to share a few reasons why I love Alpha Us.
- Alpha Us is like a date night. If you have kids, fur babies, or just don’t get much time alone together, can you imagine a night out that feels special with quality time together? Can you picture what it would be like to have a meaningful, private conversation with your partner that helps you feel more connected to them?
- Alpha Us has top-notch snacks! We want to love on couples and have sought to bring in treats that will please. Each week is a surprise, and it keeps getting better.
- Alpha Us (like all Alpha gatherings) shows what God’s character is like. Alpha Us says, “You are loved, belong, and are welcome here.” It is a demonstration of God’s unconditional love that invites people to come as they are.
Will you and your partner join us to receive this gift? Can you invite a couple to receive this blessing?
Alpha Us will meet on Tuesdays from 6:45-9:00 p.m. at Vineyard Columbus, Westerville Campus. The course starts Sept. 20 and runs through Nov. 1. Space is limited, so please register beforehand. Limited childcare is also available (ages 1-12).
To register or find out more visit alphaus.vineyardcolumbus.org.