The Alpha Course
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting over ten sessions with a day or weekend away. It is low key, friendly and fun. It is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.
Everyone is welcome on an Alpha course. Some want to to investigate whether God exists and if there is any point to life and what happens after death. Others may have attended church on and off over their lives but feel they never really have understood the basics of the Christian faith.
The course - which is free - lasts for seven weeks and runs on Wednesday evenings, 7-9 pm. Each evening begins with a meal together in the Green Pastures Café located within Westhill Community Church. It is open to everyone and we encourage you to bring a friend.
To sign up please contact Daniel, Vanessa or Lesley in the church office (01224 740291) or by email via email@example.com
Introductory session: Is there more to life than this?
Does faith have any relevance today?
Christianity - Boring, Irrelevant, True?
Session 1: Who is Jesus?
The historical evidence - His teaching, His character, His prophesies, His death and resurrection.
Session 2: Why did Jesus die?
The cross, its significance and His achievement.
Session 3: How can we have faith?
An eternal relationship with God.
Session 4: Why and how to pray?
Are prayers heard, answered and where to start.
Session 5: Why and how to read the bible?
Is it relevant today? - how to study more.
Session 6: How does God guide us?
does God have an interest in our everyday life?
We spend a day away from Westhill on a Saturday. It is a day of fun, relaxation, worship and teaching, with plenty of time to spend walking or simply chilling out.
The topic we look at during this weekend is The Holy Spirit. This is a day that is integral to the course and a must. We look at the following:
Who is the Holy Spirit? - What does the Holy Spirit do? - How to be filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 7: How to resist evil?
What to do.
Session 8: Why and how to tell others?
Discussing faith in a natural manner.
Session 9: Does God heal today?
Does it still happen today - what to expect
How to pray for the sick.
Session 10: What about the church?
Do you have to go to church to be a Christian?
Where do we fit into church?
Watch this space for dates of Alpha courses in 2018.
Fill in the form if you would like to be told about upcoming Alpha courses at WCC.