Friday, August 5th and Saturday August 6th nearly 1500
attended the Alpha Canada Leadership Conference held at Portico Community Church in
groups of churches throughout
years ago there was a large Alpha national initiative that resulted in
thousands of new courses being offered. This year the expectations are even
higher! Alpha courses are already running in many cities and communities
Nicky Gumble from Holy Trinity Church (HTB), Brompton,
Part of the Friday evening session involved testimonies from nearly 30 people whose lives have been changed by their Alpha experience.
The facilities at Portico are ideal for such a gathering and the number of volunteers attested to their commitment to Alpha! Thanks to the staff and volunteers!.
Food, did I mention food?
The cost of the conference included two daily snacks, two lunches and a bar-be-que dinner – all served ‘under the tent’. The logistics were daunting but I have never seen such efficient and well run food lines.
Here are a few pictures from the weekend conference.
Overhead screen announcing the Conference. The wonderful gathering in
Worship was marvellous and deep. Anointed David Clifton leading worship.
Nicky sharing his vision for Alpha. Nicky was approachable to everyone.
Gathering outside to share with others The very efficient food tent!