Adult Discipleship Ministry

A disciple is one who seeks to follow Jesus and grow in relationship with God, one another and the world.

St. Andrew’s invites you to ask questions, seek faith, go deeper in your faith and develop a closer relationship with God through Bible Studies, Connection Groups, Sunday Classes and more. We seek to offer a variety of opportunities to get closer to one another and God and experience healing, renewal, growth and belonging. We also welcome suggestions and new ideas that will help you and others grow in faith and seek transformed lives. No matter where you are on the journey we welcome you to “Go Deep, Grow Strong” with us.


Purpose Statement:

Provide opportunities for members and friends of St. Andrew's to grow

  •  in the understanding and formation of their faith.
  •  in their relationships with one another in the context of faith and encountering Christ in one another.
  • in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture.
  • in their relationship with Christ.

In order to share faith, practice service, bear fruit and advance the Kingdom of God to the glory of God.


Alpha Is Coming

What Is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Food and Talk
Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

First Training!
Come join the fun by helping us prepare to make Alpha a successful meeting for St. Andrew’s members and friends to learn and grow in the faith. Sign-up to be a host or hostess, greeter, table leader, meal planner, or worship leader.  Training will be provided by Alpha. The first training date is Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 am—3:00 pm. For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Connie Randall at cjrandall65@yahoo.com or (714) 401-5236.