Everyone has questions about life, faith and meaning. Alpha is a series of sessions where anyone can bring their friends, family and coworkers to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Each week will include a meal, a short teaching and an opportunity to explore life’s biggest questions in a safe and respectful way. If you are curious about Christianity or new to the Christian faith, then Alpha is for you!
What to expect
Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there's food. Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
Then a talk. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Followed by discussion. Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
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