St Michael’s, Offham are running an Alpha course for our local Cluster starting on Monday 17th September at 7.00 p.m. with sessions hosted at the Jabez Barn next to St Michael’s Church, Church Road, Offham.
All sessions will centre around a good hot meal (kindly supplied by The Swan, West Malling) and with an opportunity to hear about, discuss and ask questions about the basics of Christian faith.
For those who have not heard of Alpha before, it is a free-of-charge course exploring the basics of the Christian faith, typically run over ten or eleven weeks. It started at one church in London and has since become a major enterprise with courses run all over the country and all around the world.
Each talk looks at different questions around faith and is designed to create a conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. It runs in cafes, churches, universities, homes – you name it. No two Alphas look exactly the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation and open discussion.
Alpha is perfect for two groups of people. If you are a churchgoer and want to do a refresher on the basics of your Christian faith and perhaps fill in a few gaps in your understanding or ask questions you never get to ask, Alpha is for you.
Alpha is also great for anyone who doesn’t currently call themselves a Christian, but is interested in exploring God, the meaning of life and the big questions we all ask, and examining what Jesus and the Christian faith has to offer. If you’re still wondering, you can watch an introduction video online via YouTube.