ALPHA is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. ALPHA has become a worldwide phenomenon, now in 164 countries, where millions of people have come to explore the meaning of life and discover a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
ALPHA meets once per week. In each session we enjoy a meal, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life and God is seen as too simple or too hostile… questions like
- Is there a God?
- Why am I here?
- Where did I come from?
- Where am I going?
WHO IS ALPHA FOR ?
ALPHA is for anyone. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions around the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people who come are tired of religion and are looking for a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. Everyone is welcome.
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
The whole course usually lasts for 11 weeks. Each weekly session begins with a meal, which provides an informal opportunity to get to others attending the course. There is then a short talk, which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.
The talks each week cover the following topics, which people are then free to discuss in the small groups afterwards:
- Week 1: Is there more to life than this?
- Week 2: Who is Jesus?
- Week 3: Why did Jesus Die?
- Week 4: How can we have Faith?
- Week 5: Why and how do I Pray?
- Week 6: Why and how should I read the Bible?
- Week 7: How does God Guide us?
- Week 8: Who is the Holy Spirit?
- Week 9: What does the Holy Spirit do?
- Week 10: Why and how should I tell Others?
- Week 11: What about the Church?
ALPHA Starts Feb 6th and will run each Tuesday evening until completed – 11 weeks.
You can sign-up for the course with the link: TBA
WHO LEADS OUR ALPHA GROUPS?
Our Pastors (Marlee and Dave) along with others host each week.