Church of God Aberkenfig

Alpha Course

The Alpha Course is one of the most famous basic Christianity courses in the world. It has been acclaimed for allowing discussion on the ‘big’ subjects, such as life, death and their meanings. The course is designed for those who wish to understand more about the basics of Christian faith. It is open anyone who would like to attend, whether you have experience of church and of the bible, or none at all, it is a great chance to get together for discussion with other like-minded people, who have similar questions to you.

The Alpha Course is a free course run by the church using recourses provided by professionals. The course has been running since 1990 and is probably one of the most famous and successful courses on the basics of Christianity in existence. It is practiced by many churches of different denominations throughout the world and has been praised for its informal, friendly structure, its ability for provoke thoughtful and interesting discussion, its respect for all beliefs and ideas, and its ability to allow discussion on the ‘big’ questions – such as life, death and their meanings.

What Happens?

The course is usually run on a weekday evening over 10 separate 1 hour sessions, taking 10 weeks to complete. It starts with refreshments such as cakes, biscuits and hot or cold drinks before being split into 2 parts. During the first part a short video clip will be shown, and the topic for that session presented. The second part will involve discussion on that topic. The course is designed to run in small groups, making discussion times enjoyable and informal. Please click here to visit the official Alpha Course website.

Discussion Topics

The course covers 10 separate topics. These are as follows:

  1. Who is Jesus?
  2. Why did Jesus die?
  3. How can we have faith?
  4. Why and how do I pray?
  5. Why and how should I read the bible?
  6. How can God guide us?
  7. How can I resist evil?
  8. How and why should I tell others?
  9. Does God heal today?
  10. What about the church?


The Alpha Course is run on request and is not currently scheduled. If you would like to register your interest please contact us here, we are more than happy to help.

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