Alpha is going ONLINE!

Alpha is an open, informal and honest place to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. It's run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It usually happens in places like cafés, churches, universities, and homes, but obviously with the current lock-down we can't physically meet, so we're taking Alpha ONLINE! 

The more we think about it, the more we believe this could really work well at this time: People's diaries are a lot emptier than normal, participants can attend from the comfort of their own homes and we can have an endless number of people join.

Countdown to Alpha

Starting Monday 4th May

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Questions & Answers

WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?

Two main things in our online Alpha: Short film and conversation.

  • SHORT FILM– These short films explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. There is one video per night and they usually last between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • CONVERSATION – There is a discussion after the video where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything or just listen.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?

Alpha is taking place online on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Monday 4th May
  • Session 2: Monday 11th May
  • Session 3: Monday 18th May
  • Session 4: Monday 25th June
  • Session 5: Monday 1st June
  • Session 6: Monday 8th June
  • Session 7: Monday 15th June
  • Session 8: Monday 22nd June
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE EVERY WEEK?

Don't worry, just book in for as many as you can (simply tick your availability when you book in). 

Obviously, the more you can attend, the more you will get out of it, and to maximise the spaces in each group, we'd like people to attend at least 6 of the 8 weeks.

WHAT'S THE FORMAT OF EACH SESSION?

A typical night looks like this:

  • 7.45pm: Greeting from host
  • 8.00pm: Short Film (20-30mins)
  • 8.30pm: Group discussion
  • 9.00pm: Finish

If anyone wants to stay online past 9pm to continue the discussion, then they're more than welcome.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK ONLINE?

We will run 'Alpha Online' through the Zoom platform (www.zoom.us).

Before the course starts you will be given a link to simply click on which will direct you to the main Zoom 'Alpha' gathering. 

From the main gathering, after an introduction, you will be sent to your 'breakout group' (with several running at the same time). Each group will have two or three leaders in if from the Rock Church who will be there to keep the conversation flowing and answer any questions that may come up. Then there will be between 5 or 6 guests - people like you who are open to finding out more about God!

WHAT SUBJECTS DO WE COVER?

Each week we will watch a short video together that explores some of life's biggest questions, then return to our groups to spend time discussing these different subjects. Some of the questions we focus on, are:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • How can I have faith?
  • How and why do I pray?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Does God heal today?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Alpha is completely free. We're covering the promotional and IT related costs, so there's no cost for this course. It's our gift to you. 

IS ANYTHING EXPECTED OF ME DURING OR AFTER THE COURSE?

Absolutely not. Alpha is advertsied globally as 'no pressure, no follow-up, no fee' - and we fully intend to keep it that way!

Contact Details

The Rock Hub
13-15 Wellin Lane
Edwalton
Notts NG12 4AS
Tel/Text: 07913 426051

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