What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. 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—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common:

1. Food: Most sessions will start with food because it's a great way to build community and get to know each other. We will provide the food and let you know what's happening from week to week.

2. Talk: The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, 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? Why did Jesus die? The myth of religion, and How can we have faith? etc.

3. 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.



We will be running a 6 week alpha course at The George Street Centre, George St, Whitehaven, CA28 7PW. It will start on Wednesday 1st November from 7pm.

We will look forward to seeing you!

Contact: allen@gracecw.org

More general info about the alpha course: http://www.alpha.org/






Grace Church Whitehaven is a registered charity No 1164923 and our constitution was supported by Stewardship, an Evangelical Alliance member organisation.

We are also part of a family of churches called Christ Central, newfrontiers.