The Alpha Course
The Alpha Course
From little ones like what am I going to cook for dinner, or did I lock the back door, to big ones like why are we here or what is my purpose in life?
Alpha is for anyone who wants to take some time to think and talk about the meaning of life along with other interested people. It’s an 11-week course that has been completed by over 20 million people in 160 countries worldwide. Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation in a relaxed, non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Here at Hope, we’re going to be running an Alpha course starting in September, and we would love to invite you to join us. It’s open to anyone who wants to explore the big questions of life! To register your interest please fill in the form below, or scroll past to read more about Alpha.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
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. Most sessions start with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, 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 from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
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 (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Watch the video below to learn more.