What is an Alpha course?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question about faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome.
Alpha Courses at OMC
We have been running Alpha courses for over 15 years. Essentially folk meet at a set weekly time and place and there is a social time usually involving food of some description! This is followed by watching a video together and then a time of chat to discuss the video and the topics raised. It is a safe, confidential place to talk, where you won’t be judged for your opinions. It is for those who know nothing about Christianity as well as those who know something but wish to explore further. We have found that as the groups get to know each other better, most people feel able to be honest and share their doubts and confusions about faith and the Christian message.
Please see the videos below of people describing their experience of an Alpha at OMC.
If you are wondering whether to come then maybe start with the introductory evening we are holding on Thursday 10th January 2019 where you can come along and just try it out, no commitment required and just see if this course is for you.
Our next course will be begin on Thursday 24th January 2019 at 7pm and runs weekly for 11 weeks. We provide a meal at each session and It is free to attend followed by a video and a discussion aiming to finish at around 9.30pm.
If you would like to know more please phone or text Nick Rowell on 07860 791967 or email email@example.com
Churches together in Sevenoaks ran an Alpha Course for sixth-formers and other students in 2017 for eight weeks. Held in the Youth Café beneath the Stag Theatre called the House in the Basement. The format was starting with food together then a DVD followed by discussion. The Alpha course is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, each talk looks at a different question about faith and is designed to create conversation.
The content of this Youth course is the same as a standard Alpha course.