The Alpha Course

Explore the foundations of Christianity

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What Is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of 11 interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

01.

Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, 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 connect, relax and build friendships.

02.

Film

The Alpha videos are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?” and “How does God guide us?”

03.

Friends

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.

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Explore Together

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.

Searching Issues

Nicky Gumbel offers an engaging, insightful, and accessible response to the tough questions that surround faith and Christianity in the modern world. Searching Issues is suggested for all who are in an Alpha small group.

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

What About Other Religions?

Is There a Conflict Between Science and Christianity?

What About the New Spirituality?

Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?

Is The Trinity Unbiblical, Unbelievable, and Irrelevant?

Is Faith Irrational?

Attend Alpha Weekend

Alpha Weekend is a time to relax, get to know each other, have fun, and learn more about the Holy Spirit without being rushed. It’s an opportunity to take all the theory and “head knowledge” and experience it on a “heart level”.