Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome.

There is no pressure and no charge. If you want some more information, there is some great stuff on the Alpha website: alpha.org.uk/tryalpha

What is the format of Alpha Online?

Normally, we would invite you to join us for a meal beforehand, but that’s not possible in the current lockdown! Therefore, Alpha Online will be using ‘Zoom’ so we can meet and talk in ‘Zoom Rooms’.

After introductions, we watch a video that never lasts more than 30 minutes and after the film we break out into smaller hosted ‘rooms’ where there will be 4-6 people who you can chat with and express any views you want about what you have just heard. You can say as much or as little as you'd like - there's no pressure!

There will be people from many backgrounds and stages of faith, and it is not filled with Christians who claim to know all the answers. Everyone gets a chance to give their thoughts and, with very few exceptions, everyone enjoys it. The evening is guaranteed to finish by 9.00pm.

What kind of subjects do we look at?

Here is the subject list for what we will be looking at each week. Remember though, you do not have to sign-up to all of it – just one week at a time.

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can I have faith?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the church?

If I have not used Zoom before, what do I do?

It is very easy, but if you have any concerns, we will help you through it. The only thing you need to do is ensure you have registered for a Zoom account.

Do I have to sign-up for the whole course?

No, you just sign-up to the next week to help us with the admin of running the course. If you decide not to come back, no one will chase you up and you just walk away!

Sign Up

Sign up to join an online Alpha course by clicking the button below. We will close sign up once the course has been running for two weeks, but if you'd like to register your interest for the next course, email us at alpha@festival.church

When you have signed up we will be in touch with more details about Alpha Online and how to join the meeting.

If you would like any more info, or have some questions for us, we'd love to hear from you! You can email us at alpha@festival.church

Our next Alpha Online Course will start on Tuesday 5th October 2020.