Why be on the meals team?
When someone comes to Alpha, they are often unfamiliar with church customs, they feel out of place, and they are deciding whether this is a setting to which they want to return. An indispensable ingredient in Alpha’s success in the fact that guests enjoy a meal together for 11 straight weeks, wherein defenses are lowered and relationships are formed, so that they can be open to the good news presented in the teaching.
Your role as a meals team member
- Depending on group size, prepare or purchase a meal (or portion of a meal) for Alpha guests, for one or more evenings during the Alpha course. The Alpha Meal Coordinator will communicate with you about group size and needs.
- Under the direction of the Alpha Meal Coordinator, and according your abilities, prepare or purchase a meal or portion of a meal for Alpha guests.
- If you are able, be present to assist with meal setup and cleanup at one or more Alpha meetings.
Next steps . . .
Notify your lead pastor of your interest. Attend one Alpha session to get a feel for how it works. Though you are behind the scenes, you will play a crucial role, and will have the joy of seeing people come alive in new ways, as they are introduced to Jesus.