The Alpha course

alpha courseAn exciting time lies ahead for us with the start of this autumn’s Alpha courses at St. John’s Church, Langdon Hills.

Alpha is a 10 week course which gives guests the opportunity to explore the Christian faith and as the advertising says to ‘explore the meaning of life’. It is a chance to ask questions you may have always wanted to ask or to just look at life a little bit deeper. Over 7,000 courses are currently running across the UK and over 2 million people in the UK and 11 million worldwide have now attended an Alpha course.

Alpha is designed primarily for people who aren’t churchgoers, and there is absolutely no commitment to attend church during or after the course. One thing about Alpha is that it is friendly, relaxed and informal. Ask whatever you like, or just sit quietly and listen. Courses attract a wide range of guests of different ages, backgrounds and viewpoints and this makes for interesting and diverse discussion.

Guests attend for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Often, events in peoples’ personal lives cause them to think more deeply and raise questions. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples’ beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.

It really is for anyone…bring a friend, partner or just come on your own. Everyone is welcome. So don’t miss out, register now! Call Jill Hurley, 01268 543179.

The evening course starts Thursday 22th September 7.30pm until approx. 9.45pm and the daytime course, starts Friday 22 September 1.15pm to 2.45pm. There is no charge to attend.

If you would like to find out more and hear what others say about the course then check out the Alpha website at www.uk.alpha.org, or if you have questions see the FAQ page.

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