What is Alpha?
Alpha provides a place to explore faith, life and the significance of Jesus over a dessert, a movie talk, and a discussion.
Alpha has three ingredients
- Food. We begin every session by sharing a dessert.
- Movie talk. Each evening we watch a movie talk about one aspect of the Christian faith.
- Discussion. Everyone has questions. We want to discuss your questions. Together.
Why did you decide to join Alpha?
I am spiritually hungry and I really want to know more about Jesus. (Krista)
I decided to join Alpha after hearing a testimony from a lady whose background was similar to mine. I wanted a deeper relationship with God. (Barbara)
I initially joined Alpha to support my partner, but soon realised it was helpful and enjoyable for me too. (Deb)
Alpha is about Jesus
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- Why and how should I read the Bible?
- Why and how do I pray?
- How can I resist evil?
- Does God heal today?
…and more. We also have a day retreat where we talk about the Holy Spirit.
How did Alpha change your idea of Christianity?
It is great to know that my relationship with God is real, that he is present and that he loves me. (Yerry)
The Alpha course allowed me to learn more how God could help me in different scenarios such as forgiving people, which at the time was a big thing for me. (Kilita)
The videos clarified a few things and the group discussions were thought-provoking. Everyone had an interesting perspective and we all felt safe talking there. (Deb)
Who would you recommend an Alpha course to?
Everyone! If you have any questions about God and just life in general, it’s great to talk to people who can help answer those questions. (Kilita)
To everyone! (Yerry)
Anyone and everyone. It’s an informal and fun way of having questions answered. No question is silly or wrong. It’s a safe and confidential environment to explore Christianity. (Barbara)
Alpha @ Darfield 2019 begins with the Alpha Dinner
Saturday 3rd August 2019, 6:30-9pm
15 Greendale Road, Darfield
The rest of the course will be held on a Wednesday evening, 7-9pm, over the third school term.
Interested? RSVP to Philip by 31 July 2019 at email@example.com