The Alpha course is aimed at anyone who has questions about God, about faith, about Christianity or about the meaning of life in general. Alpha is for anyone - if you have a faith or not - we welcome anyone with questions. You may be wondering, what is Alpha, well..
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, prisons, businesses, bars - you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Alpha starts at St Andrew's Church Avonmouth on Tuesday 8th January 2019, with a meal at 7pm. Everyone welcome. #TryAlpha
Drop us an email or give us a call if you want to let us know you're coming, or to find out more.
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. Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty 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 from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
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 (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
We would absolutely love to welcome you to one of our Alpha courses and to share food, a talk and good conversation with you. If you would be interested please get in touch.