Alpha Group

Alpha Online

St. Thomas Aquinas is partnering with the churches of, St. Ann, St. Andrew, and St. Jude to bring an Alpha online experience. Guests will be grouped with their parish. Invite your friends and fellow STA parishioners and share this journey with them. The session will begin Thursday, June 4, 7:15pm - 8:30pm, and run for 10 weeks.

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​We are looking forward to connecting and sharing Alpha with you. Need more information, contact us at [email protected]

 

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a 12-week journey in your personal faith with Jesus Christ combined with getting to know others at STA who are on that same journey. It’s a chance for everyone to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point-of-view. You are assigned a table that you will stay at for the 12 weeks. As you get to know your table mates, you’ll become a small faith community.

Each one hour and 45-minute session starts with a home style dinner at each table where you will get to know each other and become friends. After dinner, everyone watches a 30-minute Alpha video (covering the basic principles of the Christian faith). After the video, hosts at each table facilitate meaningful conversation and everyone has a chance to share their opinions.

The environment is warm, friendly, non-threatening and there is absolutely no teaching or judging. This “open” mantra that Alpha is all about transforms everyone at each table and in the room to explore a deeper relationship with Jesus (and each other) and creates new and engaging friendships in our community.

Que es Alpha?

Alpha es un programa de 12 semanas donde podrás profundizar de una forma abierta y amigable en el conocimiento del Cristianismo, crecer tu fe y establecer una relación con Cristo.Formarás parte de una mesa durante las sesiones y esperamos que a partir de este grupo se forme una comunidad de fe.

Cada sesión dura 1hr y 45 min. e inícia con una cena estilo familiar para compartir los alimentos y conocerce con tus compañeros de mesa. Al término de ésta se pasará un video de 30 min. donde se cubren los principios básicos de la fe cristina y al termino de este el líder de tu mesa facilitará la conversación sobre el video y todos tendrán la oportunidad de hacer comentarios y preguntas.

El ambiente de Alpha es amistoso y sin presiones, nadie es juzgado por sus opiniones. El objetivo de Alpha es motivar a todos y cada uno de nosotros a conocer a Cristo y establecer una relación con él, así como crear nuevas     relaciones y amistades en nuestra comunidad.

Who can benefit from Alpha?

Primarily, Alpha is for everyone. Do you go to church each week but talk to no one? Do you stand, sit and kneel at the proper times but don’t necessarily recite prayers and songs? Do you feel unconnected at church? Would you like to start a new relationship with Jesus?  Do you know someone who has fallen away from the church who might be interested in hearing more?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then Alpha is for you!

Secondarily, Alpha targets our community as a whole. Are you deeply involved in your faith and relationship with Jesus? Are you involved in one or more ministries at STA? Do you want to learn more about our Christian faith? Do you feel a need to share your faith and bring others to Christ? Do you feel a need to be even more active and move our church from maintenance (stagnant) to mission (active)? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then Alpha is also for you!  If we are all called to evangelize as the bible says Alpha is a way to do just that in a very warm, friendly and engaging way.

Es Alpha para mí?

Alpha es para todos.

¿Vienes a misa cada semana pero no te sientes realmente integrado?, ¿Te gustaría establecer una relación con Cristo o si ya la tienes, te gustaría profundizarla más?

¿Tienes preguntas sobre tu fe?, sobre la fe Cristiana?, ¿Te has alejado de la Iglesia ultimamente y te gustaría regresar?,

Si contestaste que “Sí” a alguna de las preguntas anteriores, entonces Alpha es para tí.

Alpha se enfoca en toda la comunidad.

¿Sientes la necesidad de compartir tu fe con    otros?, ¿Te gustaría estar más activo en la Iglesia y ayudar a que la comunidad de Santo Tomás sea una comunidad con una mision de servicio?

Si contestaste que “Sí” a alguna de las preguntas anteriores, entonces Alpha también es para tí.!

 Alpha Question Mark

Alpha "Day Away"

The Alpha "Day Away" is just that...a one day retreat away from STA where we focus on all aspects of the Holy Spirit. We also end the day with prayer ministry which can magnify your faith and guidance of The Holy Spirit. The day includes "live" praise and worship music and breaking of the bread together by serving delicious food. When the day is done, most everyone is spiritually refreshed!

Retiro Alpha

El "Día del Retiro de Alpha" es un día en que nos alejamos de la rutina de la vida , nos reunimos en un lugar fuera de Santo Tomás para reflexionar y conocer más sobre el Espirítu Santo y como actúa en nuestras vidas. Incluye tiempo para el ministerio de Oración, el cual enriquece esta experiencia. Tenemos musica en vivo, deliciosa comida y saldrás espiritualmente renovado de este retiro.

 

English Contact:

Mimi Madrid
[email protected]
832-334-8284

Contacto en Español:

Martha Zamorano
[email protected]
770-475-4501