What is Alpha?
Alpha creates an environment of hospitality where people can bring their friends, family and work colleagues to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. Alpha makes it easy to invite friends to have a meal, hear a short teaching talk, and have an opportunity to explore life’s biggest questions in a safe and respectful way.
What to expect?
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.
Talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally, the video is thirty minutes long. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity. Topics include:
- Is There More to Life Than This?
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus Die?
- How Can I Have Faith?
- Why and How Do I Pray?
- Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
- How Does God Guide Us?
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
- How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
- How Can I Resist Evil?
- Why and How Should I Tell Others?
- Does God Heal Today?
- What About the Church?
Small Group 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.