The Alpha course, which we run regularly, starts with an introductory session, and is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything. The Alpha Course is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations.
The Alpha course looks at a series of topics, such as ‘Why and how do I pray?’. After a short presentation, we divide into small groups for a time of informal discussion.
The Alpha course normally runs every week for twelve weeks.
You don’t have to come to the whole course – just pop along for the first night and see what you think. No pressure.
Who is the Alpha Course for?
The Alpha Course is for everyone, especially:
- Those wanting to investigate Christianity
- New Christians
- Newcomers to church
- Those who want to brush up on the basics
No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.
What are the topics?
Week 2 – Who is Jesus?
Week 3 – Why did Jesus die?
Week 4 – How can we have faith?
Week 5 – Why and how do I pray?
Week 6 – Why and how should I read the Bible?
Week 7 – How does God guide us?
Week 8 – How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
Week 9 – How can I resist evil?
Week 10 – Why and how should I tell others?
Week 11 – Does God heal today?
When will you be holding it?
Our next course starts on Tuesday 27th September 2016. Typically it will start at 7.30pm and run until 9.45pm.
Do fill out the form opposite if you are interested and we will send you full details.
Where will you be holding it?
It will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Queen Mary’s Ave, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 4NP.
What will it cost?
The course is absolutely free. If you’d like to, you can make a voluntary contribution towards dinner on the evening.
Okay, I’m interested…what next?
To register or to ask any questions please fill out the form opposite.
Alternatively you can just come along on the night!
We look forward to meeting you on our next course
Of course, it may be the case that you would like to do an Alpha Course but you aren’t able to do it with us. If that is the case then do go on over to the Alpha Course website and search for somewhere that runs it near you.
What the press say
“What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions – life and death and their meaning.”
The Guardian, London
“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.”
The Times, London
“Many claim Alpha has changed their lives and appear genuinely happier for the experience.”
“Alpha is an unqualified triumph.”
The Daily Telegraph, London
“Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.”
The Express, London