What Works—The Alpha Course

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Updates


45f0e82d-a94e-4d6d-ac78-fa4f70f9788aWhat Is Alpha?
Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s found in over 169 countries. It’s run in tens of thousands of schools, prisons, homes and churches of all denominations. It’s given more than 19.6 million people the opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Perhaps it’s just what your community – and your church – needs.

The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus?, and Why did he die? The Alpha course usually lasts 10 weeks, with a day or weekend getaway in the middle. Each week, guests gather for about two hours. They share an informal meal, sing a few songs, listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, then gather into small groups for discussion. The talks each week act as a springboard for small group discussions.

Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle… Alpha is for everyone. Running in every setting from church to pub, Alpha is an opportunity to explore life’s big questions.

“To be clear, Jesus, not a program transforms lives and the Holy Spirit guides and empowers people to lead transformed lives. Alpha has brought many people to become born again Christians. It has also helped many who are already saved to release or learn how to draw on the Indwelling Holy Spirit to live out their faith more fruitfully.” – Fr. Jim Fosdick

Note: Alpha is available in Spanish too!

Introductory video on Alpha

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