Our ten weeks together during the Alpha course was a special time and the following testimonies, from some of the participants, give you a glimpse of what we experienced together.
My heartfelt thanks for the excellent organisation of this Alpha Course. Everything was so well planned. I am from a different denomination, but was made so welcome that I feel part of the Lutheran Church.
I found clarity in every lesson we were given by Nicky Gumbel. We were given “food for thought” by this excellent speaker and dedicated Christian.
I enjoyed sharing these thoughts with our group afterwards (thank you Jabu). I gained by the teachings pertaining to the Holy Spirit. It has strengthened my understanding and relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. I received Joy, Peace, Security and cleansing to my person.
By God’s Grace I shall be having a closer walk with Jesus.
Spiritual growth through excellent study material and in-depth discussions in the small groups; establishing sound relations with other course participants and members of the greater congregation; sharing concerns among each other and carrying each other’s burdens, encouraging and being encouraged – moving closer, to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
This has been such a journey of spiritual growth. Daily becoming aware of the working of the Holy Spirit in my life; trusting entirely in God for my ever need, listening carefully and prayerfully for the nudging of the Spirit, teaching me to discern. To love others, caring, uplifting each other through the fellowship of group discussions, experiencing the deep, understanding love shared and glorifying God!
What lovely fellowship, delicious meals, lots of smiles and lots of questions answered. My spiritual awareness was amplified. The Holy Spirit weekend was a wonderful time of bonding.
Helga de Villiers
I have experienced the love and care among us. I’ve learnt about the importance of prayer and the Holy Spirit and that everyone has the Holy Spirit living in him/her.
I’ve learnt that I’m loved unconditionally. I experienced the Holy Spirit. Getting to know people in my church better was also an awesome experience.
I re-learnt the power of the “basics” – the core. I experienced a wonderful renewal during the session on “Healing” which was unexpected, but long overdue.
It has been a truly spiritual and fulfilling experience. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know fellow congregants and make new friends.
God is love, kindness & hope. Prayer is important. Everything is done in God’s time.
Talks and discussions were very helpful in explaining parts of our faith and encouraging us to live out our faith in everyday life. It was enriching to learn about the Holy Spirit and to be filled with the Spirit.
I certainly have come closer to wanting to be a good Christian!
So good to hear other people’s stories in the small groups – gives courage to be strong and resist the devil and to be patient. The Holy Spirit leads us.
Christ set us free to love – we can have a loving relationship with Christ. The God of love and all the suffering – we won’t always understand everything.
What an amazing God we believe in. Everything is possible through Him. I experienced amazing fellowship in the groups. We learnt a lot through talking.
How refreshing and uplifting it is to “go back to basics” and ponder on our wonderful triune God.
I’ve learnt a lot of things as a Jesus follower. Most of the Alpha lessons were really amazing and inspiring. The different kinds of prayer was my food for thought. Sharing of ideas in groups gave me strength and helped me grow in my faith. It isn’t enough for me to go to church, I also have to be salt and light to other people - go out and spread the word of God. The Holy Spirit guides our way, as well as our faith.