Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith, and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. It is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. The Alpha program is offered by organizations all over the world. Everyone is welcome.
The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally 25 minutes long, 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 such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
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’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.
Each Alpha class features a food, a talk, and discussion. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. See a sample of one of our talks below.
It doesn’t matter if you missed the first week of Alpha – you can catch up online at any point. Anyone can register up through session 3; after that we encourage you to sign up next term so you can start from session 1.
Please contact Calum Lindsay with any other questions you have.