The next Alpha course is to be confirmed.
So, what is Alpha? (Check out some more videos below too)
We all have some big questions: What is the point of life? Why do people suffer? What happens when we die? Is forgiveness possible?
The Alpha course is open to everyone interested in discovering what Christianity is about and how it is the only genuine answer to these challenging questions! It’s a place where people can come and relax, share thoughts and explore the meaning of life. It’s supported by all the main Christian denominations and over 2.8 million people in the UK, and 16 million worldwide have already found it to be a fantastic experience.
Listen, learn, discuss and discover and ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too big or too small. It’s a place for delving into issues and looking for answers together with friends.
What is involved in Alpha?
The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking at topics such as Who is Jesus? and Why and how do I pray? After each talk we divide into small groups for a time of discussion.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for everyone, especially:
…those wanting to investigate Christianity, New Christians, Newcomers to the church and those who want to brush up on the basics.
What will Alpha cost?
There is no charge for the Alpha course, although you are more than welcome to make a contribution.
The Alpha course takes a step-by-step walk through the Christian faith. Here is your outline timetable of what to expect:
Taster Night: Information Evening
Week 1: Who is Jesus?
Week 2: Why did Jesus die?
Week 3: How can I have faith?
Week 4: Why and how do I pray?
Week 5: How & why should I read the Bible?
Week 6: How does God guide us?
Holy Spirit Day: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Week 7: How can I resist evil?
Week 8: Why and how should I tell others?
Week 9: Does God heal today?
Week 10: What about the Church?
Over 2.8 million people in the UK alone have already found it to be a worthwhile experience. here’s some comments from those who have recently attended Alpha at TVC Church:
‘Totally life changing – grew in confidence and more accepting and mindful of my actions. I feel loved and joy that I have found Jesus and God and know that they love me for who I am. I have met some wonderful people and love being amongst people who feel the same way.’
“I have really enjoyed doing the Alpha course and meeting new people. I have been so inspired by the leaders to believe more in prayer. It is a lovely friendly atmosphere and a very relaxed time with everyone.”
“I have been so inspired to pray more since starting Alpha. My belief in God has strengthened and I have been reading the bible and understanding it better. I have met so many lovely people and I love the way people speak about their experiences with God and how they became Christians. I feel a lot more at peace within myself.”
“Very exciting and fun, I liked the singing and friendship, the talks and finding out about Jesus and the bible. After Alpha I always felt calm and more positive.”
You can get further information by visiting the Alpha website at http://uk.alpha.org/