How Does Alpha Work?
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.
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
The whole Alpha course usually lasts for 10 weeks, with a day or weekend away in the middle. Each session begins with a meal or refreshments - a chance to get to know others in the small group. There is then a short talk, 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, although there is an opportunity to contribute towards costs.