Alpha at Grace
Beginning Friday April 20th
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
What does Alpha look like?
There isn’t really an average Alpha. Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, bars, prisons, parks, universities, schools, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage us and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video, all for free. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can I have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
When does Alpha run at Grace?
Alpha will be running at Grace Church on Friday nights from 6-8pm, our next session begins on April 20th. Come out at 6pm for a home-cooked dinner, followed by the session beginning around 7pm.
who is welcome at alpha?
Alpha is for anyone who wants to explore the big questions of life, in an open, informal and honest space.
is there a cost for Alpha?
Dinner and the sessions are free! If you choose to attend the Alpha Weekend, there may be a cost but that will be discussed later.
how do I register?
You can either fill out the form below or just show up on our first evening! Either way we look forward to welcoming you!