It works brilliantly. One thing we have learned is that the Holy Spirit is not constrained by Zoom. We are currently about three quarters of the way through the current Alpha course and it has been a marvellous experience for those leading and those participating. Those who have done Alpha in the past will remember it as a series of long but excellent sermon from Nicky Gumbel. Those days are over.

The videos last about 25 minutes instead of 45 minutes. They take us all over the world and are right up there with the best BBC programmes. Many of the words will be familiar to those who have done Alpha in the past and the teaching is basically the same. Doing Alpha alongside, Pattern has opened up a whole new world of possibilities both online and when the crisis is over, in 3D.

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