Alpha, Growing in Christ, Freedom in Christ

Our three new courses start on
Tuesday 12th September at 7.00pm
Contact our office for more information.

Al;pha 2013 scan1For further information please contact our office  01642 602223

Bear Grylls “I did Aplha!”

 

 

Who is Alpha for?

Courses attract guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints.  Over 7,000 courses are currently running across the UK.

Folks attend for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death.  Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples’ beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is.  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.

The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren’t churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend.

How the course works

The course is based around small groups of about 12 people, hosted by one or two leaders whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion.

Courses vary in size.   Some courses are held over morning coffee or during a lunch hour, most are evening courses, typically lasting 2 hours.  Whatever the course size, people tend to remain in the same small groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each other, continue discussions and deepen friendships.   Our course is usually run on a Tuesday evening in our Coffee House, starting at 7.30pm

The whole course usually lasts for 11 weeks, with a day away in the middle.

Our sessions begin 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.  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 upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.  There is no charge for attending our Alpha course.

Click on Alpha Course UK   to find out more.

Having completed Alpha, we offer two follow-on courses  ….
“Growing in Christ”   and   “Freedom in Christ”
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These two courses run at the same time as our Alpha Courses …. Tuesday evenings @ 7.00pm.  At present we are presenting all three courses in English and Farsi.