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Meet Our Alpha Leaders
Ian & Jennie
(Ian) I was brought up in a Christian home but found little of interest in church andeven less relevance to my life. As a teenager, I was relieved when I stopped having to go to church.
(Jennie) I believed in God but growing up didn’t feel the need to do anything about it. I enjoyed my job, had lots of friends and a great family.
When we got married, we were both busy enjoying full and happy lives with no thought or interest in the meaning or purpose of life. Everything in the garden was rosy.
After my son was born, I started to worry and I suddenly realised that I wouldn’t always be there to watch over him, protect him and keep him safe, and that I needed “ back up “. I didn’t have the resources to do it alone, I needed help!
(Ian) A few years after we were married, I started to ask myself the big questions of life – what was the point of it all, was there a God, who was Jesus anyway?
And the Alpha Course would have been perfect for me!
Thankfully, God had put some Christian friends around us and they were endlessly patient at answering questions, listening to our arguments and pointing us towards a God who loved us and cared about us.
Malcolm & Sandra
(Malcolm) I had believed in God as long as I can remember but he always seemed rather remote. At university I heard that Jesus Christ, God’s son, was the only way to God and enabled us to have a personal walk with Him. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and have been on a journey of discovery over the many years since. Things now make sense which didn’t before and I have found the love, joy and peace which God gives has sustained me over the years. I still have much to learn and understand, but I wish alpha courses had been available when I was young as they help to explain so much about what Christianity is and how we can find God.
(Sandra) Growing up my family were not Christians although I was sent to church on Sundays. I enjoyed the time I spent with the other kids in the church group and there were lots of discussions about God, the Bible, and Jesus. It was great to be able to talk about important issues with other youngsters as we were all searching for answers to life’s many questions. I became a Christian by accepting Jesus as my Lord and Saviour when I was a teenager. Later I met Malcolm who was looking for a church to worship God. We married and have grown together as Christians over the years since.