Everyone has questions and everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask those questions and share their point of view. In September the Alpha course comes to St James’ church. This ten week course is a series of talks looking at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.
No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there’s FOOD - Most sessions start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then there’s a TALK - designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, 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?
Followed by DISCUSSION - 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.
The course starts on Tuesday 18 September between 7pm and 9pm at St James’ church. For more information or to sign up for a place contact us on 07934 419302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome.