ATLANTA: Church Partners With Local Bar to Hold Alpha Course
AMiA News July 31, 2011
At Manuel’s Tavern, a historic neighborhood bar in Atlanta, you never know if you’ll bump into a doctor, a plumber, a lawyer, a journalist—or a priest in a collar. One night a week during July and August, the Rev. Dale Brown of The Advent in Atlanta meets a group of 20 in the back room for an Alpha Course.
currents 20110801 beers on tap“We thought, ‘If we’re really going to create a space for people who are just beginning to look at Christianity, we should probably hold it in a place less formally Christian,’” Dale says.
He’s not new to the bar scene, however. Each Sunday after church, Advent members and clergy hang out and fellowship at the Tavern, building a rapport with its Roman Catholic owners. They eventually offered use of the Tavern for church-based activities like Alpha.