The Alpha Course

Our Church runs the Alpha program once a year. This is a chance for people who have questions about God, Jesus or religion to come and ask those questions in a relaxed and open environment. No question or topic is to simple or to complex or out of bounds. Alpha was designed for people who want to know more about God or religion.

Ever wondered what it’s all about?
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course meets once a week, and includes an intriguing video talk, a free meal and a small group discussion. Alpha has become a worldwide phenomenon, now in 164 countries, where approximately 15 million people have come to explore the meaning of life.

At each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life and God is seen as too simple or too hostile… questions like: Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for anyone…anyone who thinks there may be more to life than what he or she is experiencing now. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions around the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people are looking for a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. Everyone is welcome.

How does the course work?

Each session begins with a meal or refreshments which is an opportunity to get to know others in a casual setting.

This is followed by a short talk, which examines a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. Next is a time of discussion in designated small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss issues with the rest of the group. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.

To find out more or when our next Alpha course will be run please contact Val at the church office by email at or by phone 604-980 0307.