The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over 10 thought-provoking weekly sessions. It’s low key, friendly and fun. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations.
Alpha starts with a light meal together at the beginning of each session, which gives people a chance to get to know each other.
After each talk we divide into small groups to discuss the topic of the evening, ask questions and express opinions.
Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.
Alpha is for everyone, especially:
Those wanting to investigate Christianity
Newcomers to the church
Those who want to brush up on the basics.
The Alpha course runs in every type of church, including:Anglican, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Salvation Army, Free Church, Pentecostal, Assemblies of God and House Churches.All the churches provide the same material, making alterations only to suit local culture
Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?
Who Is Jesus?
Why Did Jesus Die?
How Can I Be Sure of My Faith?
Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Why and How Do I Pray?
How Does God Guide Us?
Who Is the Holy Spirit?
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
How Can I Be Filled With the Spirit?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Why and How Should We Tell Others?
Does God Heal Today?
What About the Church?
How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
Alpha North have their headquarters here in York, and the city hosts regular alpha events. A considerable number of One Voice churches also run the course, others choose an alternative such as Christianity Explored.