Alpha Course

Alpha Course

As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints. Over 7,000 churches are currently running the Alpha course across the UK in rural and urban settings, including every major UK city.

Why attend the Alpha course?

People do Alpha for a wide variety of reasons - some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. 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 people have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood or wish to reconnect with the basics of the Christian faith.

Alpha courses are based around small groups of about 12 people, hosted by one or two leaders whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion.

The course usually starts with a shared meal. Typically including the meal the evening lasts about 2 hours. People tend to remain in the same small groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each other, continue discussions and deepen friendships.

Alpha Courses Weekly Format

Our Alpha course usually lasts for 8 weeks. There is a short talk or a DVD which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group.

The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course.

If you'd like more information or would like to know when we will be starting our next course send us an e-mail to info@uptonbaptistchurch.co.uk