What is the Alpha Course?
The Alpha Course is a series of weekly evening sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over ten weeks. Each talk, or session, looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe in cafés, churches, universities, homes – you name it! The Alpha Course has also been described as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”.
The Alpha Course evenings will consist of two main components:
These are presented by way of the Alpha Film Series DVDs, each DVD presentation is about twenty-five minutes long. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity. They address questions including “Who is Jesus?”, “How can we have faith?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”.
Small group discussion (…with a nice hot cuppa too)
Probably the most important part of any Alpha Course: the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on the specific evening’s topic…to simply enjoy discussion in a small group setting. 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 add your own perspectives in an honest, respectful and open environment.
Worldwide, it is estimated that over 30 million people have done the Alpha Course to date. The Alpha materials are printed in over 112 languages and the Alpha Course is run in over 170 countries.
For more information on the Alpha Course that New Life Church will be running this year,  please contact Tessa on 011 706 7565 or alpha@newlifechurch.co.za