Alpha is a place for honest conversation about Christian faith. Dinner, watch a short film, then warm discussions around tables. What to Expect: CONNECTION - Connecting with others is what we were made for. All sessions start with a time to connect over dinner, eliminating awkwardness and creating space for important conversations. CONTENT - Small films with big ideas: Each evening features a 25-minute film designed to inspire more questions than provide answers. These short films explore the big issues around faith, and guests from any background can unpack the basics of Christian faith. Bring your questions, you’ll find you’re not alone. CONVERSATION - Discuss the questions that matter to you: After the film discussion in small groups is where you can share your thoughts and hear from others. Those who attend Alpha share that their small group discussions are hands-down the best part of the experience. The goal is conversation, not consensus.
Central Ohio has been a warm, welcoming city for immigrants and refugees for many years. Join us to learn more about newcomers in our area, the refugee resettlement process, and the difficulties newcomers face as they strive to be stable and successful here in Columbus. We will also learn about how we can lend a hand in this success by using our skills and talents to serve refugee families in the first few months of resettlement. Teresa Gibson, the Welcome Team Coordinator at CRIS (Community Refugee & Immigration Services) along with a refugee speaker will share and answer questions.
We are a group of women from around the world gathering to celebrate our unity in Christ through beautiful diversity. Join us for a morning of fellowship, fun, and food. We will listen to teaching, participate in discussions, share a meal, and pray for one another. Bring a dish and bring a friend!
"Better Together" is Vineyard USA’s (VUSA) National Diversity Conference that seeks to thoughtfully discuss race, gender, reconciliation, and the multiethnic church, while moving us intentionally toward being the Beloved Community. This event is led by Vineyard USA's four Associations (Women's Association, Hispanic Association, Black Pastors & Leaders Association, and the Asian American Pacific Islander Association).
This is the first time all 4 associations will host this conference together, and we have the honor of hosting them here at Vineyard Columbus! If you are a leader or aspiring to lead and desire to raise your awareness, have real conversations, gain access to practical resources, and tools for living out Kingdom Multiethnicity in ministry, register today! Morning/Afternoon sessions are registration only!
Evening sessions are open to everyone, and it's FREE! Bring your entire Small Group, invite a friend, or your neighbor. We want you to experience ALL that this conference has to offer! Register today so you don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Learn more at https://bettertogether.vineyardusa.org