On Tuesday, October 2nd we will be starting the amazing Alpha Course at The Space Bar in Manly. Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith over something to eat and drink. Everyone is welcome and every time it is run I’ve seen incredible changes in people’s lives.
Running Alpha is a bar is going to be an interesting experiment. While we would hardly be the first to share the good news of Jesus outside of a church, we think running Alpha in a wine bar is going to be great. Jesus dined with the people of his time, he took the good news to the people that forgiveness was possible and a fresh start was here! he healed people and taught people where they were… Rather than retreat to a holy huddle, we need to follow Jesus to where the people are.
The Space Bar is great. It is a fantastic piano bar in one of the lane ways of Manly. It has a great vibe, lots of live music, good food and a nice wine list! Victoria and I have been there several times. Last week we got the chance to pray with the Bar Manager and bless him. It reminded us of the openness people have if you are normal and not weirdoes. OK – yes we are weirdoes because we pray for people in public – but you get the idea.
So come along. Order a glass of wine, get to know some people and explore life with us!