Alpha for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Open up a conversation about life, faith and God. Whether you are part of an urban community, a remote or a coastal community you can now run Alpha for your own community.
Alpha for Our Mob is the 15 Alpha talks that include Indigenous Australian stories, illustrations and concepts. There are two free resources. There are scripts for each of the talks so a community leader can pick them up and present them as live talks with their own Mob. There are also short video vox pops for each of the main weekly sessions. These videos have Indigenous Australians sharing their views on that particular topic and can be used as a way to introduce that week’s Alpha talk.
While Alpha has provided each talk as a script ready for use, there is still room for local leaders to adapt them by using their own local stories, language and expressions. We understand there are different languages and customs in various communities and encourage the speaker to present Alpha in a contextualised way by using the local language, personal stories and use a local Bible translation if available. The aim is for you to run Alpha in a way that works for your own community and really make it your own.
Alpha for Our Mob covers the following talks:
- Is there more to life than this?
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- How can I be sure of my faith?
- Why & how do I pray?
- Why & how should I read the Bible?
- How does God guide us?
- 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?
- How can I resist evil?
- Why and how should we tell others?
- Does God heal today?
- What about the church?
Alpha for Our Mob is set up to be run by the community, for the community. Alpha for Our Mob not top-down but designed as a grass roots presentation for any community leader to use. It is relevant to any specific community because you personalise how you present Alpha. Whether it is in the centre of an urban community, in a remote or a coastal community, you can open up a conversation about life, faith and God.