Looking for hope? Want to explore what life is all about?
Has this Coronavirus crisis caused you to ask the big questions of life?
Then we’d love to invite you to try Alpha online…
Watch our trailer for the new course by clicking here.
What is Alpha? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the meaning of life and the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s fun, relaxed and totally no pressure – that’s why over 27 million people worldwide have already done it. Normally we do this in person around a meal, but currently, because of COVID we are doing this online via ZOOM.
Who is it for? Got lots of meaningful questions? Never really understood the Christian faith or been to Church? Maybe you gave up on it a long time ago. Alpha was designed for you, or anyone who doesn’t go to church much, if at all. It’s also a great ‘basics course’ for those who want to understand their faith better.
What will the online course be like? Each session will begin with a general catch up online (using ZOOM video conferencing software – we can help you set that up easily if you don’t already have it). This is a chance to get to know others on the course a little and build friendships. This will be followed by a short video talk and then we’ll have time to discuss the talk together. During the discussion everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions (as much or as little as they like – you can just listen if you wish) and ask questions – and no question is considered hostile or too simple! Alpha doesn’t care about your background, it welcomes all those big questions and it’s completely free!
What others have said… We ran an online course in the Summer and this is what some of the participants said.
Gemma’s story: click here to listen to how Gemma found the course and what difference it made. She also writes “We started out sceptical but together we laughed often, we cried a bit, we questioned deeply, we shared plenty, we loved massively, we grew together.”
“Alpha is a safe place to explore our bigger, deeper questions. Particularly in such modern day challenges” (Helen)
“I have refreshed my faith, thought deeply, learnt more about God, asked questions and journeyed with other Christians. Thank you Alpha course” (Alice)
To get a taste of the course, you can watch the trailer for the Alpha films here. Including some reflections from Bear Grylls.
Our current Alpha Course by Zoom started on 13th January 2021 and is now running.