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Crash Course – Alpha courses offer basics of Christian faith

Jim Charlton was serving on the evangelism committee at Wheatland Salem Church in Naperville, Ill., when he first heard of the Alpha course. While the United Methodist congregation advertised, “we really weren’t doing evangelism,” he said. “We were not providing a venue for people to hear the gospel and respond to it.” So Mr. Charlton […]

Commentary: ‘Never-churched’ require new form of evangelism

By Jack Jackson, Special Contributor… Last Christmas season, my family walked through the downtown community where we live. In one of the store windows we passed were a small set of woodcarvings that included a baby, two adults right next to the baby, three kingly-looking persons nearby and a scattering of cows, donkeys and ducks. […]