We’re excited to be re-launching Alpha this term, where we will eat together, watch the Alpha film series and have group discussions. Alpha is a free event and open to all. It gives everyone the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. It will start on Wednesday 26th September at the Windsor Youth and Community Centre from 7.15pm-9.00pm and will run for 11 weeks.
There will be both an Adult and Youth Alpha Course running at the same venue. Come along and invite your friends for what is going to be an exciting adventure in life, faith and meaning.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven 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 is welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes – you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
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.
Find out more here.