The Alpha Course ~ and Alpha Express!
If you are enquiring about, or are just getting into, the Christian faith, we would love to invite you to join the next Alpha Course.
The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over eight thought-provoking weekly evening sessions. We in Pyrford are delighted to be participating in the world-wide Alpha initiative which has helped millions of people from all over the globe.
We have been running Alpha at the Good Shepherd for quite a few years – each course proves to be very different, but each has made a big difference in the life of many of those attending.
The evening begins with a meal (or on the Alpha Express COFFEE, CAKE Mmmmm,) refreshments and introductions. Then a brief input on a topic (such as Who is Jesus?, Who is the Holy Spirit? Does God Guide Us?) using a DVD, is followed by a chance to discuss and chat in small groups. No question is too shocking or silly, the idea is to have freedom to come and hear more, not necessarily sign up to believe everything.
There is no charge for attending the Alpha Course – why not give it a go !
If you want to have a closer look at Alpha to decide whether it's for you, visit uk.alpha.org.
"What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning." - The Guardian.