Alpha Course

Who is the Alpha Course for?

The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren’t churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend.

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.

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.

Alpha course weekly format?

The whole Alpha course lasts 10 weeks, with a day away in the middle. Each session begins with a meal – a chance to get to know others in the small group. There is a short talk, which looks at different aspects of the Christian faith each week.

This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask 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 R50 a meal.

Course content.

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