We had a really neat event at Truro on Saturday afternoon where pastors and lay leaders from churches all over the DC metropolitan area from many different denominations filled up the Truro Undercroft to learn more about the Alpha Course, a tool for evangelism first developed at Holy Trinity Brompton, in London, England.
The event opened with a short time of worship led by Derek Rust, new pastor of evangelism at Truro, and accompanied by his young sons. Derek has just come to Truro after serving for several years in a Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And yes, Derek originally started on the other side of the Big Pond.
Among the major tasks on his plate, Derek and his wife Cathy will be leading the Marriage Course at Truro as well as working to introduce this course to other churches that seek to strengthen the marriages of their members while reaching out to their local community. The Marriage Course at Truro is currently underway, meeting at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax City.
Welcome Derek and Cathy and their wonderful family!