Alpha is a ten-week opportunity
to explore the validity and relevance of the Christian faith for our lives
today. It is a practical introduction to the basics of Christianity with
loads of opportunity for debate and discussion. The style of Alpha is
informal, friendly and non-pressured.
Alpha is enjoyed and appreciated as much by those who have never set foot in
a church as it is by those who once attended and by the regular churchgoer.
No matter what your background, whether investigating Christianity for the
first time or revisiting your faith, you will get a lot out of an Alpha
Each week we meet together for a meal, a talk on topics such as "Who is
Jesus?", "Why Did Jesus Die?", "How Can I be Sure of My Faith?", and "Does
God Still Heal Today?" , followed by small group interaction. There is a
daylong retreat midway through the course, which focuses on the person and
work of the Holy Spirit.
There are over 3000 Alpha courses running in the US and about 500,000
Americans have already participated.