I was still sick this morning . . . But I had been to a fantastic first day to be trained to run the ALPHA program. Nicky Gumbel is the kind of minister that makes be glad to be a minister.
So I got up, took Advil, and headed off today.
What a disappointment.
Nicky was still great -- as was Jamie. But the other two presenters came across as coming from a position of power and superiority -- Instead of humbleness and encouragement.
The whole ALPHA program, as I understand, is about providing an open and safe environment for people who are in a place to talk about, learn more about, and experience real Christianity.
The second day of the conference didn't feel that way.
I believe the program is wonderful -- but the training was only half wonderful -- half angering