What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is 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. Our Alpha course runs over 10 weeks.
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 and a drink, 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, 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.
Next Alpha Course
Starts: Saturday 13 February 2021 | 10:30am to 12:00pm
Course: 10 sessions
Sessions: Every 2 weeks from 13 February 2021
Location: Virtual over Zoom
We are using Zoom for our online meetings so you may be asked to download the Zoom app for your PC, Tablet or Smart phone.
If you are interested in coming to our Alpha course then please contact us.