The NORTH AMERICAN FORUM on the CATECHUMENATE
We have an increasing number of people coming to our congregation who feel so distanced from their Christian roots that they are actively seeking something like the "Rite of Christian Initation of Adults". I've got some issues with this practice (not the educational/catechetical piece, but the delay of baptism, the "mystery", etc.), but would love to hear if anyone out there is doing this stuff in their congregation.
Otherwise, the question in the Lutheran context becomes, to Alpha or not to Alpha!?