Alpha explores life and the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal setting. Come and eat, make friends and ask questions. Each week there is a free meal / tea, coffee and cakes, a short presentation followed by discussion in small groups.
Alpha is run every term at the Catford site. It starts again on Thursday 3 October 2019, 7.15-9.30pm, with an introductory evening, continuing from 10 October, 7.15-9.30pm (free two-course meal provided, and special groups for 17-30s).
Alpha consists of nine sessions looking at topics such as Who is Jesus? Why and how to pray? Why read the Bible? It runs on a termly basis – nine evenings with one Saturday.
It is for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity, and also for new Christians and people who want to reconnect with God.
Alpha is free. However, people are welcome to make a small contribution to the cost of the meal.
3 Oct – Introduction Meal with a short talk – "Is there more to life than this?"
10 Oct – Who is Jesus?
17 Oct – Why did Jesus die?
24 Oct – How can I have faith?
31 Oct – Why read the Bible and pray?
7 Nov – Who is the Holy Spirit?
14 Nov – How does God guide us?
16 Nov – Alpha Saturday
21 Nov – How can I resist evil and does God heal today?
28 Nov – What about the church?
I believe the Alpha course touches lives. I have seen so many people find a personal relationship with God and a quiet strength in their life after doing the course – me included – and it takes a proud man to say he never needs any help. Alpha is a non pressured and fun course, and it shows how Christianity can be relevant and empowering to our lives. Bear Grylls, TV Adventurer
I was invited to Alpha through a friend who attends King's. There are questions I have always wondered about which I have been able to ask and find answers to in Alpha. I feel I have grown in a hugely positive way. Alaana
I came on Alpha not knowing what to expect and found I really enjoyed communicating with the rest of my Alpha group. I feel I have changed as a result of doing Alpha and it has opened my eyes to other people’s views. Owen
I attended Alpha last year and met some incredible people. I wasn’t a Christian when I started Alpha but was invited by a very dear friend of mine. On Alpha I connected with God in a way which I never thought possible. I understood the sacrifice Jesus made for me through the teaching on Alpha. Throughout the past few months, as I have built a relationship with God, I have felt a weight lift off me and I have at last found peace. I trust in God and I know He is there for me no matter what. He made things possible and changed my outlook on life. Jacqueline
I loved Alpha! It was freindly and open. I could just be me. I was accepted regardless of what I said or thought. There was no pretense. John-Paul