WHAT IS ALPHA?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. At St Nic’s we run multiple Alpha’s each year, and everyone’s welcome. Generally each Alpha has three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
HOW ALPHA WORKS
Alpha runs for 9 weeks. Each week includes a short video and discussion where you can share your thoughts. The first meeting will include a meal.
TALKS: The talks are 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?
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.
WHO IS ALPHA FOR?
The Alpha course is open to anyone who would like to attend and really is for anyone who is curious.
WHY ATTEND ALPHA?
Guests come on the Alpha course for many different reasons; some want to investigate whether God exists and some have questions they’d like to discuss. Many guests have never been to church and others may have attended church but feel they have never had a personal understanding of the Christian faith.