Alpha

Millions of people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course. Last year, 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 nine 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. 

For inspiring stories check out Alpha’s YouTube channel.

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 2018 course will start in early October. To stay up to date, keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Session 1: Is there more to life than this?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 15th October7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 2: Can I trust the Bible?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 22nd October7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 3: Who is Jesus?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 29th October7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 4: Why did Jesus die?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 5th November7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 5: How can I have faith?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 12th November7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 6: Why and how do I pray?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 19th November7:30pm to 9.30pm

Alpha Day:
Westminster Chapel | Saturday, 24th November: 10am to 4pm
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Session 7: How does God guide us?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 26th November7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 8: Why does God allow suffering?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 3rd December7:30pm to 9.30pm

Session 9: What about the Church?
Westminster Chapel | Monday 10th December7:30pm to 9.30pm

Dinner and refreshments will be provided free of charge at each session.

Carol Service: Sunday, 16 December, 5:30pm
Join us as we sing and celebrate Christmas together, at our traditional carol service, followed by mince pies.

Venue
Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6BS.

Register
Please use the form on the right of this page to register or to enquire about further details.

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