Over 29 million people worldwide have attended an Alpha course.
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. No two Alphas look the same but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there’s
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. All 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, they are played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Is there More to Life than This? and Who is Jesus? 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.
…”It exceeded my expectations. I wasn’t expecting much but I think I got a lot…”
... “I love its simplicity and friendliness”...
... “I found the course very informal and relaxed”...
... “I had not expected how warm, thought-provoking and encouraging the course would be”
The next Alpha course is running at MOBC from the 25th July.
Come and explore - there is no charge for the course.