Explore life, faith and meaning.

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 with COVID restrictions still in place, we're offering our online option at this time.

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Questions & Answers

WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?

Two main things in 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.

 

WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE EVERY WEEK?

Don't worry, just book in for as many as you can.

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 try and attend at least 8 of the 10 weeks plus the 'Away Day'.

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 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 approximately 9-10 people in it, including a couple of leaders from the Rock Church who will be there to keep the conversation flowing and answer any questions that may come up.

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?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • 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 for those meeting on-line. 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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