What is Alpha?
- Alpha is aimed at people who want to take some time to think & talk about the meaning of life along with other interested people.
- Alpha is open to anyone, whether you consider yourself a Christian or not.
Alpha is an 11 week course that helps people explore the essentials of the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. The evening course starts with a light meal followed by a video by Nicky Gumbel and then small groups where there is an opportunity to discuss the issues raised in the talk. The format of the morning course is similar, except that there is no meal.
Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon – since 1992 it’s spread to more than 160 countries – with over 60,000 Alpha courses running across all the main Christian denominations – Anglican, Baptist, Free Church, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army and United Reformed. Over 20 million guests have been on an Alpha course – and it’s been translated into 112 languages.
You can also visit the Alpha course website for more information.