Who Is Alpha For?
Some guests are skeptical or just curious or have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha is for everyone and people attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find 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 to try Alpha. Over 29 Million have tried Alpha Globally
What Happens At Alpha?
Each session begins with a meal which gives us a chance to get to know others. Then there is a Movie which looks at different aspects of the Christian faith. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions, or just listen. Questions might include; How can we know there is a God? Why am I here? What about Evolution? Why is there suffering in the world?
Every Alpha is unique because we all bring different views and experiences which makes for great conversations. No question or opinion is considered hostile or too simple.
The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.
We aim to make your experience at Alpha; Authentic, Interesting, Friendly, Inspiring, Encouraging, Positive, Hopeful and Fun.
The Alpha Movies
The Alpha Movies for 2016 are a new production of fast moving presentations, delivered as a TV style documentary. It has been filmed at locations all over the world with guest speakers such as Bear Grylls, and insights from well known celebrities.
How Much Will It Cost?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although there is an opportunity to contribute towards the cost of the meal if you wish.
When & Where?
The next Christ Church Alpha For 2016 runs on Wednesdays during the Autumn with one Saturday when lunch is provided.
Christ Church Alpha Course 2016
September Wed 28 Alpha 1 7pm Invitation Evening Is There more to life than this
The Invitation Evening is an opportunity to just come and see without registering for the course. You may arrive unannounced if you like and leave or sign up as you wish. There will be Coffee and Biscuits but no supper served on the Invitation Evening.
October Wed 5 Alpha 2 7pm Who is Jesus
October Wed 12 Alpha 3 7pm Why did Jesus Die
October Wed 19 Alpha 4 7pm How can I have Faith
Half Term Sat 22 Oct – Sun 30 Oct Alpha 7 How does God Guide Us TBC ???
November Wed 2 Alpha 5 7pm Why and How Should I pray
November Wed 9 Alpha 6 7pm Why and How Should I Read the Bible
November Sat 12 Alpha HS Day Who is the Holy Spirit Wknd
What does the Holy Spirit do Wknd
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit Wknd
November Wed 16 Alpha 8 7pm How can I resist evil
November Wed 23 Alpha 10 7pm Does God Heal Today
November Wed 30 Alpha 11 7pm What about the church