The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith
in a way that is relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun.
The course consists of ten sessions plus an away-day and while you benefit most
from attending everything, it is not essential to do so. During Alpha we will look at
the following themes:
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can I be sure of my faith?
Why and how should I read the Bible?
Why and how do I pray?
How does God guide us?
Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
How can I resist evil?
Why and how should I tell others?
Does God heal today?
What about the Church?
Each session begins at 7.00pm with a meal followed by a theme talk. After a coffee break we divide into small groups to discuss issues raised by the talk. People contribute to the discussion in whatever way they feel comfortable and no question is regarded as too hostile or too simple.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for anyone aged 16 and above. It particularly caters for:
People investigating Christianity
Newcomers to the church
Those who what to renew or deepen their faith
What will it cost?
There is no charge for the Alpha course, although a contribution towards the the evening meal would be appreciated. There is, however, a charge for the away-day to cover the cost of the venue and food.
When does it run?
In 2016, the Alpha Course at St. John's will start on Thursday 8th October. Before this is our taster evening, the Alpha Banquet, on Thursday 29th September. There'll be good food, an after-dinner message and a chance to hear from those who've been on the course before. It is free, so just contact us to let us know that you'll be coming.
To have a look at the national Alpha website, click here: