Alpha

DOES GOD EXIST?

□ Yes □ No □ Probably

Wherever you put your tick, the Alpha course could be for you and maybe the turning point of your life.

Alpha is a chance for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a comfortable “non religious” relaxed setting over seven to ten thought-provoking and challenging weekly sessions. The Alpha course usually meets once a week over 7-10 weeks. There can be more weekly meetings if you want to explore further.

There are more that 7,000 courses presently running across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, meeting anywhere from peoples homes,church buildings, cafés, restaurants or pubs.

Each session, people enjoy food, friendship, laughter and learning in a relaxed atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile… grass roots questions like: Does God exist? How can you know this? What about evolution? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

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What’s been said about the Alpha course in the press:

“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.” – The Times

“Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.” – The Daily Express

“Alpha is an unqualified triumph.” – The Daily Telegraph

What other people have said about the ALPHA course

“The Alpha course helped to look at myself as I really am, and helped me to love and respect other people, even those I considered not my type. Considering how reluctant I was to go, I actually found myself looking forward to the Alpha course each week.”

“When I came on the course I thought they might try and get me on some sort of Religious treadmill, but the Alpha course taught me that I could have a personal relationship with God, and that God was but a prayer away.”

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What does the course cover?

Usually the course will cover the following topics – this may vary from course to course but essentially all these will be part of the course:

Week 1: Who is Jesus?
Week 2 Why did Jesus Die?
Week 3 How can we have Faith?
Week 4 Why and how do I Pray?
Week 5 Why and how should I read the Bible?
Week 6 How does God Guide us?
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?

There also may be a day on a week-end covering:

Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
How can I Make the Most of the Rest of my Life?


Where can I find an Alpha Course