Everyone has questions. Exploring is good. We’re built for it.
Explore more about life, faith and meaning with Alpha.
WHAT IS ALPHA?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven 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.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table (when we’re not experiencing a Pandemic), 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.
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?
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.
Register for the next course.
We want everyone to have the chance to ask those questions they have always wanted to ask, without anything getting in the way. Perhaps, in this time of uncertainty, you have even more questions than ever before. So we are running Alpha Online.
Alpha Online runs across 11 sessions, each lasting 1 hour 15 minutes. Each course includes watching a short film then, following that, we would love you to join us for discussion in a small online group.
Discussion is probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share YOUR 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 or ask. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
So what have you got to lose? grab a coffee, a bar of chocolate or a packet of crisps and join us!