ALPHA COURSE

When does Alpha start?

We are starting a new Alpha course Tuesday 17th April 2018. We already have a host of people ready to cook, serve and lead the evenings so why not give Alpha a go? Contact the church office or use the email address alpha@stpaulscrofton.co.uk to let us know your availability. Not sure Alpha is for you? Read on...

Who is it for?

The Alpha Course is designed primarily for people who aren’t churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend. People attend for a wide variety of reasons - some want to investigate whether God exists, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. People come from many different backgrounds and hold many different viewpoints.

How the course works

The course is based around small groups of about 12 people and most begin with a meal or refreshments – a chance to get to know others in the group. Each week, the talk looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith, followed by a discussion in the small groups. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment. The Alpha course usually lasts for 11 weeks, with a day or weekend away in the middle. Some courses are held over morning coffee or during a lunch hour, most are evening courses, typically lasting 2 hours.
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although courses may ask for a contribution towards the food.

Course Content

The talks each week cover the following topics, which people are then free to discuss in the small groups afterwards:

Week 1. Is there more to life than this?
Week 2. Who is Jesus
Week 3. Why did Jesus die?
Week 4. How can I have faith?
Week 5. Why and how do I pray?
Week 6. Why and how should I read the bible?
Week 7. How does God guide us?
Week 8. How can I resist evil?
Week 9. Why and how should I tell others?
Week 10. Does God heal today?
Week 11. What about the church?

If you’d like to know when the next Alpha course is, please contact the Church Office on 01689 850697 or email alpha@stpaulscrofton.co.uk. If enough people ask we’ll put on an extra course!