Alpha Course

Why do an Alpha course?

Guests do Alpha for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples’ beliefs or would like to explore what the purpose of life is.

Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian Faith.

We will be running an Alpha course in 2022. The first session is the invitation dinner where you can find out more about Alpha and decide if you want to commit to attending the whole course.

How the course works?

Alpha courses are based around small groups of 8-10 people, hosted by a leader or two who will facilitate and encourage discussion.

You have approximately 613,200 hours left to live. Why not spend less than 24 of them on what could be your greatest adventure?

Alpha course weekly format?

The whole Alpha course lasts 9-10 weeks, with a day away in the middle. Each session includes a meal at the start, a time for people to get to know others at their table. There is a short film with prompts for discussion. Everyone is welcome to bring their questions and discuss with the rest of the group. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although we do ask for a donation to contribute towards the food costs. We suggest about R30 a meal.

Course content.

Week 1: Is there more to life than this?
Week 2:
 Who is Jesus?
Week 3: Why did Jesus die?
Week 4: How can we have faith?
Week 5: Why and how do I pray?
Week 6: Why and how should I read the Bible?
Week 7: How does God guide us?
Week 8: How can I resist evil?
Week 9: Why and how should I tell others?
Week 10: Does God heal today?
Week 11: What about the Church?

The day away topics are:

Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Ministry leader.

Jonathan Miller.

Ministry Leader

Jono is married to Taryn and they have three kids. Aside from being part of our music teams and collective of cycling enthusiasts, Jono loves seeing people be inspired and find community whilst wrestling with life’s big questions.

Ministry resources.