Alpha DFW Regional Update June 2011
Getting Started Training
Host: Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
When: Saturday June 4 9am to 2pm
Where: Garrett Hall, St. Matthew's Cathedral
RSVP: Carrie Boren 903-399-3230
National Alpha Conference October 14 and 15 with Pre-Conference October 13
Excitement is rising as the date for the Alpha Confernce draws closer. Plan to bring your team to the conference. Register now and take advantage of the Early Bird special. Plan to attend the conference and pre-conference. The pre-conference will provide additional training and information for those currently running the course. You must be registered for the conference in order to attend the Pre-conference. October 14 and 15 (pre conference event October 13) at Irving Bible Church
Note: Click here for the latest information for the Alpha Dallas Fort Worth and the National Conference
Save the date: Monday September 5 at 7pm for the national conference prayer meeting-location to be announced
Joint Leader Training
The next DFW Regional Joint Leader Training will be August 27 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Alpha encourages all Alpha churches to provide training prior to each course or at a minimum of once a year regardless if your team has attended training in the past. Selecting and training table leadership is one of the most important keys to a successul Alpha course. Attending training with experienced practitioners can provide invaluable encouragement and support to those just starting Alpha, but also offer important reminders for experienced table leaders. Although the training is geared for Table leaders, all team members are encouraged to attend. Click here to register.
Alpha Reunion Friday June 24
You're invited attend an Alpha Reunion Dinner at Trinity United Methodist Church, Alpha DFW's Lighthouse Church!
Get together with former Alpha graduates for dinner, songs, a joke, and an update on the future vision for the Alpha ministry in the DFW Region and her stories of changed lives. Silent Auction (Restaurant, manicure, pedicure, gift certificates, etc.)
WHEN: Friday Evening June 24, 2011
TIME: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
WHERE: Trinity Hall at TUMC
3321 West Park Row Dr.
Arlington, Tx 76013
Potluck dinner with mean and drinks provided by Alpha. Bring a dish according to your last name:
A-H: Vegetable I-R: Salad S-Z: Dessert
RSVP Required: due to seating limitations
Please call the church office by June 20, 2011
(Indicate if childcare is needed)
Information will be sent out soom requesting volunteers to serve during the Alpha Confernce. The registration of volunteers will occur online, providing volunteers with the opportunity to select times of availability as will as to receive emails confirming their reigstration and other key information. Alpha Advisor, Angel Thompson, is responsibile for Volunteers and Jaye Barnett is coordinating the scheduling.
Weekly Texas Prayer Call
Please join us as we pray Wednesday morning at 7:30 am for the continuous blesings on our Alpha courses. We would love to hear your voice!
You can call in from your car, home, or office and if you need to mute the call, simply hit *6.
Call in numbers:
Dial in: 218-339-4600
This is a free call for all who have free long distance. We look forward to praying with you!
Looking to take Alpha to Another Level?
Consider training an Alpha treeam to take Alpha into a local prison. For more information contact Frank Dirnbauer, Prison Alpha Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider volunteering for an Alpha Course at Union Gospel Mission with the homeless. For more information, contact Father Stanley Maneikis, Chaplain at UGM and Alpha Pastor Advisor at email@example.com
Start an Alpha Course at another church who needs your help
Start Alpha in an already established ministry contact, ie apartment ministry
Offer the Marriage Course
Attend the National Conference to receive Parenting Course Training (The Marriage and Parenting Courses can be excellent side door ministries to acquaint non-members with your church and then invite them to an Alpha Course at the conclusion of the course
Register your Course
Please remember to go on the Alpha USA website and register your course if you have not done so. We want others to know where and when courses are being offered in the region. If you are no longer doing the course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your Alpha Advisor to have your church removed from the website. it can be easily added again if you decide to resume offering Alpha. If you plan to offer one course during the year, please indicate when the next course will be offered.
The Marriage Course also needs to be registered.
If you need assitance with your Alpha Course or have any questions, please contact your Alpha Advisor or Regional Director, Peggy Lively at Peggylively@alphausa.org or call 817-561-0441
Now more than ever, Alpha is the perfect evangelism tool for reaching today's emerging generation!