Everyone has questions
We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.
What is 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 is welcome. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First, there is Food
Food has a way of bringing people together. It is no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it is a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then a Talk
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?
Followed by Discussion
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 is no obligation to say anything and there is nothing you cannot say. It is an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.