What is Alpha
What is Alpha:
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the meaning and purpose of life. 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, bars, online—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, an engaging video clip and good conversation.
First up there’s… Food
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. Even during Lockdown we hope to drop off delicious home baking so we can ‘virtually’ eat and socialise together!
Then a… DVD clip
The clips are designed to engage and inspire conversation. They are entertaining fast paced and usually around twenty 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.