Is there more to life that this? Ever wondered if there is anything in Christianity?
Have you ever wanted to explore it for yourself in an open, non-judgmental environment?
The next Alpha Course starts at Sudbury Baptist Church in April.
Sign-up details will be out shortly, but save the date if you’re interested.
We plan to run the course on Sunday mornings over breakfast. 11 sessions from April 15th 2018.
Watch this space for more details to come!
Alpha is a space where people come together and explore the big questions of life.
As a Christian organization, Alpha seeks to allow people to:
1. Examine their own beliefs.…
2. Share ideas and discussion with others.
3. Find out more about what Christians believe (it’s often not all you expect!)
4. Make new friends.
5. Eat delicious food together.
Alpha at SBC is open to all, regardless of faith or belief. We hope that by attending the course you will find the answers that are right for you.
The evenings will be informal and usually consist of watching a video together (a different topic each week), discussion, and a two course meal.
Alpha is free to attend. All you have to bring along is yourself, maybe a friend, a pen, lots of questions, and an open mind.
Our next course begins on 15th April 2018. Please let us know if you are interested in attending via our facebook page Alpha – Sudbury.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, bars—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up there’s food
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. Most sessions start with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then a talk
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
Followed by a discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.