What is Alpha?

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions.  It’s low-key, friendly and fun – and is supported by all the main Christian denominations worldwide!

Who is Alpha for?

Everyone is welcome on an Alpha course and people attend for a wide variety of reasons.  Some want to investigate whether God exists and if there is any point to life; others are concerned about what happens after death.  Still others may have attended church off and on all their lives but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith.  People come from many different backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints.

What’s involved?

The Alpha Course is held in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in small home groups.  Each evening includes a meal, a video (with Nicky Gumbel) addressing key issues relating to the Christian faith, and a time of discussion afterward.  Each session people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere.  Listen, learn, discuss and discover.  And ask anything!

ASK ANYTHING.  Alpha is a place where no question is regarded as too simple or too hostile.

What Topics are Covered?

Life: Is There More to Life Than This?
Jesus: Who Is Jesus?
Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
Faith: How Can We Have Faith?
Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray?
Word: Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
Follow: How Does God Guide Us?
Spirit: Who Is the Holy Spirit and His Job?
Fill: How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?
Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?
Healing: Does God Heal Today?
Church: What About the Church and Telling Others?

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?
Is there a God?
What is the point of life?
Where did I come from?
Where am I going?
What happens when we die?

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?

Who Benefits from Alpha?


Check our calendar for the next start date of Alpha

Dinner at 6:30 pm | Course starts at 7:30 pm

TO REGISTER: Visit the ALPHA table in the church foyer or email alpha@bfmc.org.

What will it cost?

The course is free.

You are most welcome and invited to make a contribution toward the food.

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