What is Alpha
There is more to life than money, beer and sex. Deep down we know there is an unseen spiritual reality. Something beyond us that we hope will one day satisfy our deepest longings, and liberate us from our strongest fears.
We search for this elusive dream in a thousand and one places but often the last place we look is in the Church. For most people Church is boring and irrelevant – ironically all the things its founder, Jesus Christ, never was.
As a Church in St Austell we run a course called Alpha that will help you look into the person and work of Jesus, answering questions like; What is the point of life, what happens when we die? Is forgiveness possible? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today?
How does it work?
The Alpha course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith. It is relaxed, non-threatening, low-key, friendly and fun.
Each evening begins with tea or coffee and a dessert, which gives you an opportunity to get to know each other.
Listen, learn, discuss and discover. Ask anything. Alpha is a place where no question is to simple or too hostile and it is supported by all main Christian denominations.
The Alpha course consists of a series of talks looking at topics such as ‘Who is Jesus?’, ‘Why did he die?’ and ‘Why and How do I pray?’ After each talk we divide into small groups for a time of discussion.
When can I come on a course?
Please check our calendar for the next course in What’s on or contact the church office to register an interest.