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The Alpha Course

 

                                                  

 

What is the Alpha course?

Alpha is a non-pressurised, fun and informative course. It is a place to share your thoughts and explore the meaning of life. The course is designed primarily for people who don't go to church or who haven't been to church in a long time and are interested in the Christian faith.

The course is based around sharing a simple meal followed by a talk and an informal discussion around the the person of Jesus.

During 2013 we completed an Alpha course within the three Leigh churches and completed a Youth Alpha course in January 2014 but whose members continue to meet. We will be looking at the possability of running further courses in the future so look out for more details that will follow. If you would like to join a course now, we would suggest that you visit the main Alpha website that has details of courses registered by other local churches.

 

Some frequently asked Questions about Alpha

Do I need to be a Christian to do the course?

No, you don't need to be a Christian. The course is designed for anyone who is interested in asking questions or learning more about the Christian faith. Many guests have never been to church before.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although courses may ask for a contribution towards the food and / or refreshments.

Are my questions too controversial for church?

All questions are welcome on the Alpha course. The course is designed for people to freely ask the tough questions about life and the Christian faith.

Does the course explore other religions?

The Alpha course is an exploration of the Christian faith only.

What if I try it and don’t want to come back?

The Alpha course aims to be a low-pressure and non-threatening experience. If you don’t feel that the course is for you, you are under no obligation to return.

Why do people go on the Alpha course?

Guests do Alpha for a variety of reasons; some want to investigate whether God exists or question what happens after death, whereas others come to discuss particular questions, understand other peoples' beliefs or explore the meaning of life.