EXPLORE: LIFE | FAITH | MEANING
October 8 - December 10, 2020
WHAT IS ALPHA ONLINE?
It is a safe and informal online space to explore and discuss questions about life, spirituality, faith and God.
WHO IS ALPHA ONLINE FOR?
Everyone! People attend for a variety of reasons. Some want to investigate whether God exists and if there is any point to life; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some may have attended church on and off all their lives but feel they never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. People come from many different backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints – but all come with the same objective: to establish whether Jesus Christ has any relevance in their lives.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
10 Minutes: Introductions
Welcome and meet some great people.
25 Minutes: Short Films with Big ideas
Each session of Alpha online features an engaging 25-minute film. Designed to inspire questions more than provide answers, these short films explore big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity. We will watch the film each week through the Zoom platform.
25 Minutes: Discuss the Questions That Matter to You
This is the most important part of the evening. After the film, you will be put into a virtual breakout room and your hosts will facilitate conversations in small groups where you can share your thoughts about faith and life and hear from others in your group. The film is where we share what we think, but this time is when you get to say what you think. We really want to hear your thoughts and opinions. There is no obligation to say anything… and there’s nothing you can’t say. It is an opportunity to talk about things in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Alpha Online will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Our first session will be on October 8 and the last session is on December 10 (ten sessions in all).