The course runs for 9 weeks and covers topics such as: Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can I be sure of my faith?
Everyone is welcome.
If you are interested please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org
. They will advise you when the next Alpha is running.
What is the Alpha course?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, friendly environment over ten, thought-provoking weekly sessions and away day.
In the New Testament, in Revelation 1:9, God refers to himself as 'The Alpha and the Omega, the first and last,' mentioning the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. This course is a place for initial enquiry, and it directs people towards God. Hence the name Alpha.
Each week, the evening begins with light refreshments or a meal where you can relax after your day, and get to know the other people in your group. After the food you will hear a short presentation on topics such as Who is Jesus? and Why & how do I pray? Following the talk, we divide into small groups, taking the opportunity for a friendly but lively discussion. This is your chance to ask questions, to learn, and to give consideration to the topic for the evening. There is no question too simple or too challenging at the Alpha course.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, especially:
You're not on your own either. Worldwide at least 8 million people including over 120,000 people in New Zealand have attended an Alpha Course. It is a well known and internationally appreciated course for people wanting to know more about Christianity.
Those who feel there must be more to life than just empty existence
Those wanting to investigate Christianity
Newcomers to the church
Those who want to brush up on the basics
How much does it cost?
Nothing - it's free! There is no charge for the Alpha course.
Some Comments from Our Recent Course
In what way did you benefit from doing the Alpha course?
• “I realise now that God has always been there for me, and that he has protected me”
• “It got me talking and thinking about Christianity again”
• “That God loves me no matter what I’ve done in the past”
What did you enjoy most about Alpha?
• “Meeting great people with really interesting talks at the end”
• “Being encouraged to think and talk about my faith”
• "Meeting new people and the mean food”