Saturday, September 12, 2009

Alpha on Tap

The drinks are on the church tonight
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"CHRISTIANS" are being driven to drink – but for all the right reasons, and only in moderation. Several initiatives are bringing believers and non-Christians together, outside the church.

Alpha on Tap

Alpha Canada is trying a new approach to its popular course, sponsoring an evening of gospel-centred discussion at a pub.

“We see this as an opportunity to impact the community,” said Shaila Visser, international director of Alpha in the Workplace. Non-Christians, she added, “can come to a comfortable environment and ask questions – people who otherwise might put up barriers to attending a church event.”

Asked about potential controversy over combining evangelism and alcohol, Visser said: “We want to bring Christianity into the secular world. A pub is a place where many people typically go after work. We go where the people are. There will be alternative drinks, other than alcohol.”

Alpha on Tap is scheduled September 9, 5:30 – 7pm, at Doolins’ Irish Pub in downtown Vancouver.

Right reason to drink, ha!


This is the same "Alpha course" put on by a number of churches here in Prince George.
Bro. Jeff

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