HUDSON, Wis. — Faith Community Church in Hudson has scheduled its next 11-week Alpha Course for April 4. The sessions offers a warm, non-threatening environment to ask and discuss the difficult questions that non, new or disenchanted believers have concerning Christ, faith and religion.
Each Thursday evening session begins at 5:45 p.m. as participants arrive, a meal is served at 6 p.m. and the evening ends at 9 p.m. There is also an all-day Saturday retreat held about the eighth week.
The Alpha Course offers the following studies:
- “The Quest for Authentic Manhood” by Dr. Robert Lewis is the foundational level or ground floor of manhood. This 24-session study focuses on a man’s core identity and gives an overview of basic manhood issues. It will help men deal with various identity issues by looking back at past wounds and other things that may have distorted their idea of biblical masculinity. Throughout the course of the study, men will learn how to clearly define manhood and will finally be able to give a succinct and passionate answer to the questions: “What is a man” and “What am I living to be”.
- “Esther” by Beth Moore is an in-depth and very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. She peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to people’s lives. This study is for those who’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, its tough today.
- “Your Divine Design” by Chip Ingram helps participants explore how God has uniquely wired them. Faith Community Church believes every believer was created to play a strategic role in the body of Christ with the gifts God has given them. But many of today’s Christians face one difficult question: How do I discover my spiritual gifts and then use them effectively in my church? This series will unpack key passages from Romans, Ephesians, and 1 Corinthians to explore the role of spiritual gifts in the believer’s life, while helping attendees to pinpoint their own. With Biblical insight and practical steps, atendees will learn how to discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts so they can live a life of greater impact.
Those attending these additional studies will share in the Alpha dinner and then break out into their own separate groups.
The church encourages people to consider participating, or inviting family members, friends, acquaintances or co-workers to attend. Those interested in attending should call the church office at 715-386-4070 so they can prepare enough food.
Free childcare service is provided.