Alpha Course

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 take's place in cafés, churches, universities, homes – you name it. Ours is at The Rock Hub on Wellin Lane, Edwalton. 

When you join an Alpha course you’re not a student or pupil or delegate or even a participant. Instead you’re a guest – as though you’d turned up at a friend’s house for dinner and a chat. 

WHAT SUBJECTS DO WE COVER?

Each week after food we explore together some of life's biggest questions on the big screen then spend time discussing them around our tables. The questions we will focus on, are:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can I have faith?
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the Church?
WHAT'S THE FORMAT OF EACH SESSION?

A typical night looks like this:

  • 7.00pm: Doors Open / drinks
  • 7.30pm: Food served
  • 8.00pm: Video
  • 8.30pm: Round table discussion
  • 9.00pm: Finish
WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?

Three main things: Food, video and conversation.

  • FOOD – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
  • VIDEO – 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 around thirty minutes long.
  • CONVERSATIONS – 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 WILL I BE WALKING INTO?

You will be greeted at the door, sign in at the registration desk, then shown into the main hall where the course takes place. Here you will be introduced to your table facilitator and can get to know other people. There will be time to get a drink and mingle before food is served up. Everything is set up to be relaxing and enjoyable.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Alpha is completely free. 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!

Alpha runs 'on demand', so please contact us if you want to find out more details or wish to put your name down for the next one.

Contact Details

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

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