ASk Life's big Questions
Alpha is a series of 11 weekly interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. Each sessions looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. 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.
Each Alpha session has a talk which is designed to engage and inspire conversation. The talks are usually around thirty 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?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on that session’s topic, and to be able to 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.