Millions of people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course. In 2017, more than 270,000 people tried Alpha in the UK.
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore life and the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over eight thought-provoking weekly sessions.
Who is Alpha for?
Guests attend for a wide variety of reasons—some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Many have never been to church; others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other people’s beliefs or would like to explore the meaning of life.
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What can guests expect?
Each session begins with a meal—a chance to get to know others in the small group. There is then a short talk, which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week, for example “Can I trust the Bible?” and “Who is Jesus?”. This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group. The emphasis is on exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment. There is no charge for attending the Alpha course nor is there any obligation to come to the whole course—just come along and see what you think.
Where and when?
The 2019 course will start on 18th February, and will run for eight Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm. To stay up to date, keep an eye on our Facebook page.
Session 1: Is there more to life than this?
Monday, 18th February, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 2: Can I trust the Bible?
Monday, 25th February, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 3: Who is Jesus?
Monday, 4th March, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 4: Why did Jesus die?
Monday, 11th March, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 5: How can I have faith?
Monday, 18th March, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 6: Why and how do I pray?
Monday, 25th March, 2019, 7.30pm
Alpha Day: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 7: Why does God allow suffering?
Monday, 1st April, 2019, 7.30pm
Session 8: What about the Church?
Monday, 8th April, 2019, 7.30pm
Dinner and refreshments will be provided free of charge at each session.
Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6BS.
Please use the form on the right of this page to register or to enquire about further details.