Join Us For Alpha

By August 27, 2019City Church News

AlphaDear City Church,

This fall City Church is offering the Alpha Course on Monday nights for nine consecutive weeks beginning September 23rd at Calvary Baptist Church on Rutledge Ave. If you are not familiar with Alpha, it is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. A typical evening involves great food, a thought-provoking talk and engaging conversation in small groups. While the course welcomes people who already know Christ, it is especially designed for our friends – those who may not know Jesus well or at all. Experience has taught us that the best way to get a friend to Alpha is to invite them and to come with them.

In order to have the greatest possible participation, our City Church Life Groups will hit pause on their weekly meetings by mid-September so that members can have space to be at Alpha. While we are asking for everyone to hit pause, we are not disbanding our groups. Our hope is that groups can still find ways this fall to experience community on weekends at the beach, at a game night, enjoying a potluck supper or whatever God leads you to do.

Our prayer is that God uses this on many levels. We believe that God is calling us to make disciples of the people of Charleston. One of the best tools for this is the Alpha Course. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have met Christ through Alpha.

We also hope that new Life Groups and new Life Group leaders will come out of the Alpha course experience. Nine weeks in an Alpha small group can help folks discern that!

We are pausing our Life Groups as we also need to be able to count on current Life Group members to serve as helpers, greeters, set up and take down, as well as the small group facilitators. Sign-ups for those roles will begin later this week.

Alpha sign up is already live online at AlphaCharleston.Com  Anyone who participates in Alpha needs to register. We are providing a really nice meal and need an accurate head count. It also enables us to assign people evenly to small groups.

The registration site has plenty of information. Please do not hesitate to contact Sam Hunter (SHunter@StAndrews.Church) or me (TGlenn@StAndrews.Church) if you have any questions.

  • Mondays, 6:15-8:30 PM
  • September 23 – November 18
  • Calvary Baptist, 620 Rutledge Ave, Charleston SC
  • Register at AlphaCharleston.Com

Finally, please pray for the City Church Alpha Course. We desire God to move powerfully in this outreach to our community. Your prayer is essential for this to happen. And pray for Calvary Baptist Church. They have been so gracious to provide the space for us to be able to do this downtown.


Lead Pastor
St. Andrews City Church