Alpha

WHAT IS ALPHA?

The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. There is a meal together at the beginning of each session which gives an opportunity to get to know each other.

Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations.

WHY ATTEND THE ALPHA COURSE?

Guests do Alpha for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples’ beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.

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WHAT’S INVOLVED?

The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking at different topics each week. Talk topics include:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Holy Spirit Day Away
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • What is Healing?
  • What about the Church?
  • Thanksgiving

After each talk, we divide into small groups for a time of discussion.

WHO IS ALPHA FOR?

Alpha is for everyone, especially:

  • Those wanting to investigate Christianity
  • New Christians
  • Newcomers to the Church
  • Those who want to brush up on the basics

HOW MUCH WOULD IT COST?

There is no charge for the Alpha course, although you may be asked to make a contribution towards food.