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What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there's Food
Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then a Talk
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
Followed by Discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
All in just around 2 hours!
There is no charge for the Alpha course, although a small contribution can be made towards the food or refreshments.
26/02 Is there more to life than this?
04/03 Who is Jesus?
11/03 Why did Jesus die?
18/03 How can I have faith?
25/03 How and why should I pray?
01/04 How and why should I read the Bible?
08/04 How does God guide us?
Alpha Weekend Saturday 18/04
Introduction to the Weekend
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit Do?
How can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
22/04 How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
29/04 How can I resist evil?
06/05 Why and how should I tell others?
13/05 Does God heal today?
20/05 What about the church?
Click here for the national Alpha web site.
We run Alpha courses on a regular basis.
Please contact the Office to find out when the next one starts.