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Alpha Ireland, AIC19- Abbeyleix Manor Hotel,Co. L

11 October, 2019

When: October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – October 20, 2019 @ 2:06 am
Where: Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Co. Laois, Ireland (R32 VE24 Cork Road)

Hosted by Alpha Ireland, AIC19 is a two-day event in which church leaders can come together, learn, and network. We want to equip you to lead the change in your community. Alpha is a tool[...]

When:
October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – October 20, 2019 @ 2:06 am
2019-10-18T19:00:00+01:00
2019-10-20T02:06:00+01:00
Where:
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Co. Laois
Ireland (R32 VE24 Cork Road)
Cost:
€30-$55-check the contact person fo details
Contact:
Footprints Bookshop, Dun Laoghaire (01) 663 7883)
(01) 663 7883)

Hosted by Alpha Ireland, AIC19 is a two-day event in which church leaders can come together, learn, and network. We want to equip you to lead the change in your community.
Alpha is a tool that is made for the Church and we’re really looking forward to a conference that will show us all how to build a new culture of mission around Alpha and the parish.’
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
Alpha is run all around the globe in a variety of venues including cafés, churches, universities, and peoples’ homes. Alpha series usually include food, a talk and an opportunity to converse with others searching for a deeper understanding of the Christian faith.

This is Alpha Ireland’s first national conference. We welcome priests, parish teams, key church leaders, and vibrant servants who want to see their churches revitalised, their youth evangelised, and mission prioritised again.

Why come? World-class speakers, expert seminars, great networking opportunities. Join us to receive knowledge, support, and necessary tools to unlock the potential of your church.

The Programme:

Friday 18th October

19.00 Doors Open
19.15pm Welcome from Dominic Perrem, National Director of Alpha Ireland. Praise and Worship with Ryan Ashley and band
19.35pm Introducing , Ron Huntley, Director of Coaching, Divine Renovation Network
19.45 Alpha in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore
19. 55 Jasper Rutherford, European Director of Christ in Youth and Barna Report Author ‘The Shifting Spiritual Landscape of Teens and Young Adults in the Republic of Ireland’
20.30 Prayer + Prayer Ministry Introduction
20.40 Praise and Worship
20.50 Nicky Gumbel, founder of the Alpha Course – a specially recorded video interview with Dominic Perrem
21.00 This Is Alpha Youth in Ireland…onstage interviews and testimonies, contexts, experiences, prayer spaces
21.25 What to Expect Tomorrow…Meet The Alpha Ireland Team
21.30 Networking Social

Saturday 19th October
08.45 Doors Open. Tea and Coffee
09.30 MORNING SESSION ONE Praise and Worship with Ryan Ashley and band
09 40 Introduction and Welcome

Dominic Perrem, Alpha Ireland National Director (left) and Nicky Gumbel, Pioneer of Alpha and VIcar of HTB in London

09.45 Nicky Gumbel, founder of the Alpha Course – a specially recorded video interview with Dominic Perrem
10.05 Ron Huntley, Director of Coaching with Divine Renovation Network, Halifax, Nova Scotia ‘Unlocking Your Parish, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha’ – Part One
10.50 Talking Head Video
11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 MORNING SESSION TWO Praise and Worship
11.35 Talking Head Video
11.40 Louise Jones, Assistant Pastor at St Catherine’s Church, Dublin‘Rebuilding From the Rubble’
12.10 Talking Head Video
12.15 Amanda O’Shea, National Director of Alpha Youth
‘Creating A Space for Youth’
12.50 Prayer + Prayer Ministry
13.00 LUNCH
14.00 AFTERNOON SESSION ONE Talking Head Video
14.05 Called to more…Alpha Ireland
14.15 SEMINARS
• Building Up Leaders – Ron Huntley
• Alpha Youth – Simon Marriott, National Director of Youth for Christ and Alpha Midlands Team
• How to Run A Holy Spirit Day – Southern Alpha Team with Susan and Rev Roly Heaney
• Alpha Taster Session – Dublin Alpha Team
15.15 TEA BREAK
15.45 AFTERNOON SESSION TWO ‘The Use of Alpha in Ireland’…A Conversation With…Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore and The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough
16.30 ‘How to …..’ Register Your Course Using Alpha Builder
16.45 Ron Huntley ‘Unlocking Your Parish, Raising Up Leaders With Alpha’ – Part Two
17.30 Q and A – Ron Huntley
17.50 Closing Worship
1800 Closing Prayer
Friday and Saturday

Prayer Spaces Open – Annette Evans, Alpha Midlands’ Regional Coordinator Alpha Shop open in the Entrance Foyer, (Footprints Bookshop, Dun Laoghaire (01) 663 7883)

Overnight Accomodation

list of places near the venue that you can book.
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel – Please contact hotel reception for details as rooms blocked online for conference attendees.
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise – 15 mins drive
Midlands Park Hotel – 15 mins drive
The Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise – 15 mins drive
Ballyrider House B&B – 24 mins drive
The Gandon Inn – 23 mins drive
Ashbrook Arms Townhouse – 9 mins drive
Weir View B&B – 12 mins
Traditional Farm Hostel – 14 mins ( 25 euro a night includes breakfast)