I remember the first time I truly understood what Jesus had done for me.

I was sitting on the floor of my room, reading a book my grandma had bought me. It was a Christian, teenage fiction book and I wish I could remember the title. But it was through that book that Jesus revealed Himself to me. I remember crying, being both sad and happy at the same time that my sin was truly forgiven by God as Jesus took my punishment.

The Gospel message that the Alpha Course so clearly explains is simple, but effective. It’s the reason many of us at Elmwood are here today. I don’t believe that we can hear the truth of the gospel enough times. Each time I hear what Jesus did for me I’m filled with wonder and awe that this was God’s plan all along. This is one of the reasons why we are taking part in our Whole Church Alpha Discipleship Course.

It’s great to hear that so many of us have signed up for the Course already even though we have been Christians for years. If you’ve never had that moment where you would say you believe, please join a group where you can hear the gospel again, share your views and ask as many questions as you like.

The beauty of our Whole Church Alpha Course is that it never assumes knowledge – come with 50 years experience or none and rediscover what it is that makes us Christian.

Rebecca Kelly
Leadership Team & Chair of the Alpha Team