Alpha

Over 19 million people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, an opportunity to explore the meaning of life, running in tens of thousands of churches of all denominations across the world.


“What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions – life and death and their meaning.” – The Guardian
“What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.” – The Times
“Many claim Alpha has changed their lives and appear genuinely happier for the experience.”- Time Magazine
“Alpha is an unqualified triumph.” – The Daily Telegraph
“Alpha makes Christianity relevant to modern life.” – The Express

What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It’s relaxed, low key, friendly and fun. Listen, learn, discuss and discover. And ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations.

What’s involved?

Alpha looks at a series of topics, such as ‘How can I develop a relationship with God?’.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone, especially:

• Those wanting to investigate Christianity
• New Christians
• Newcomers to church
• Those who want to brush up on the basics

No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.

What are the topics?

Week 1: Who is Jesus?
Week 2: Why did Jesus die?
Week 3: How can we have faith?
Week 4: Why and how do I pray?
Week 5: Why and how should I read the Bible?
Away Day: Weekend Away: Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do? How can I be filled with the Spirit?
Week 6: What about the Church?

What will it cost?

The course is absolutely free.
Okay, I’m interested…what next?

We will be running Alpha again in Autumn 2017. To register your interest and to receive more details please email us at church.office@smem.org.uk.