Alpha Tips: A Creative solution to a Weekend Challenge
How can we introduce speaking in tongues as one of the spiritual gifts that Paul mentions in I Corinthians when the person leading weekend away is not personally familiar with this gift?
One church in Texas found a good way to address this issue. For their Alpha weekend away when the topic of the gifts of the Spirit are being discussed, the pastor interviews a respected Alpha leader who has the gift of tongues and asks her to comment on how she received the gift and what it means to her personally. They find that it makes more sense to hear someone speak from their own experiences of how the gift affects their prayer and personal life.