The Alpha Course
The Alpha Course (more commonly known simply as Alpha) is an opportunity to explore the big questions in life. It’s run by all sorts of churches around the world. An estimated 27 million people have already done Alpha.
The exact format varies a little from church to church but most follow a format of a meal together (with opportunity to chat over the tables in a group), followed by a talk (either on DVD or by a person in the church) and then an opportunity for everyone to express their own views and listen to others. It’s designed so people wherever they are on their faith journey (even starting from no belief in God at all) can look at the claims of Christianity and ask any questions they like. Most courses last 10 weeks (one evening session per week is normal but daytime courses are also available). Depending on the church there may be a weekend away towards the end of the course.
Find out where your nearest course is and more about Alpha at alpha.org