Alpha

Alpha is a ten-week opportunity to explore the validity and relevance of the Christian faith for our lives today. It is a practical introduction to the basics of Christianity with opportunity for debate and discussion, fun and fellowship. The style of Alpha is informal, friendly, and non-pressured.

Alpha is enjoyed and appreciated as much by those who have never set foot in a church as it is by those who once attended and by the regular churchgoer. No matter what their background, whether investigating Christianity for the first time or revisiting their faith, participants get a lot out of the Alpha Course.

Each week people meet together for a meal, a talk on topics such as "Who is Jesus?", "Why did Jesus Die?", "How Can I be Sure of My Faith?", and "Does God Still Heal Today?", followed by small group interaction. There is a retreat midway through the course, which focuses on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

The syllabus of the course is contained in the book "Questions of Life" by Rev. Nicky Gumbel. Thousands of Alpha Courses are now running in many countries and it has been translated into many different languages. There is no charge for the Alpha course and yet so many rewards.

For more information on Alpha, and to sign up, please contact the church office or visit www.alphausa.org.