The Alpha Course
What is Alpha?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun. There is a meal together at the beginning of each session which gives you 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.
The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking at topics such as ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and how do I pray?’
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
Please contact us if you wish to participate in our next Alpha course.
More information on Alpha can be found at http://alpha.org/
Thinking of trying Alpha? – A Testimony
OK, I admit I was more than a bit wary about going along to our local Alpha group. I wasn’t sure what to expect and whether it was “me” but curiosity and a deep pull within me was quietly telling me it was the way forward. So I felt the fear and did it anyway.
It turned out to be a real revelation for me – literally, a life changer. After having had my faith switched off by past events in my earlier years suddenly I was part of a group of people (now friends) who were at all stages of differing beliefs, there was no such thing as a silly question or a wrong answer, no judgement, no pressure to speak up in the meetings – just a welcoming environment (with good food laid on by our kind volunteers) in which to explore and expand on my knowledge about the Christian faith.
The course covers a wide range of topics about Christianity from discussing who Jesus was, and IS, to wild stuff like what gifts the Holy Spirit can share with you!
With hand on heart I can say it kick-started a change on my outlook on life and I feel like I’m a better version of myself now. I could go on to tell you about my journey in faith since I finished the course but that is another story.
OK, now imagine you’re all alone in a dark room. The only light is a dim slither at the bottom of a doorway. You edge closer and you hear a gentle but persistent knocking. You reach for the handle, unsure of what lies beyond. You open that door and let the light flood in! Suddenly you are basking in the warm glow of love, support and guidance only one Person can give. Do you want to know who was knocking? …. Try Alpha.