Shokan Wesleyan Church - Going Mobile In Kingston New York






A 10-Week Practical Introduction to the Christian Faith



 Anyone can come. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith is welcome. 

Learning and laughter. Join others in a relaxed atmosphere.

Pasta (and other great food). Each weekly session begins with a meal.

Helping one another. Dinner is followed by large group presentation and small group discussion.

Ask anything. Here’s your chance to ask your questions and Express your opinions.



What Happens At Alpha?


The Alpha course lasts 10 weeks, with a day or weekend getaway in the middle. Courses vary in size, from one to as many as 7 small groups meeting at the church.

Each gathering begins with a meal. (a chance to get to know others) Then there is a short talk which looks at a different aspects of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions. People usually stay in the same small groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each other, continue discussions and deepen friendships. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.



Weekly Schedule:


•  6:00    GuestsArrive

•  6:15    Meal is served

•  7:00    Announcements:

•  7:15    DVD Talk (45 minutes)

•  8:00    Coffee & Tea

•  8:15    Group Time (Question and Discussion Time)

•  9:00    End





•  if you have attended church all your life and felt you never understood the basics want to grow in your journey of faith

•  if you are concerned about what happens after death

•  if you have questions about your faith and want to ask them in a safe non

    threatening environment

•  seeking for more to life than what you are experiencing now


The talks each week cover the following topics, acting as a springboard for the small group discussions:


Week 1:    Who is Jesus?

Week 2:    Why did Jesus die?

Week 3:    How can we have faith?

Week 4:    Why and how do I pray?

Week 5:    Why and how should I read the Bible?

Week 6:    How does God guide us?

Week 7:    How can I resist evil?

Week 8:    Why & how should we tell others?

Week 9:    Does God heal today?

Week 10:  What about the Church?

Weekend: Who is the Holy Spirit? / What does the Holy Spirit do? / How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

How can I make the most of the rest of my life?