How about a new start for a new year?

Alpha is an open, informal and honest place to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. It's run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome.

It happens in places like cafés, churches, universities, and homes, in addition to meeting physically we are offering an online course as well if you want to join in from the comfort of your own home.

Secure your in person or online place now!

Countdown to Alpha

Starting Mon 4th January, 2021

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WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?

Two main things in Alpha: Short film and conversation.

  • SHORT FILM– These short films explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. There is one video per night and they usually last between 20 and 30 minutes.
  • CONVERSATION – There is a discussion after the video where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything or just listen.

BONUS: If you attend the Alpha 'in-person' you'll be served FOOD as well. For FREE!

WHAT ARE THE DATES?

Alpha is taking place on the following 2021 dates (7.00pm start in person'; 7.45pm for 'online')

  • Session 1: Monday 4th January
  • Session 2: Monday 11th January
  • Session 3: Monday 18th January
  • Session 4: Monday 25th January
  • Session 5: Monday 1st February
  • Session 6: Monday 1st February
  • Monday 15th February (no Alpha - half term)
  • Session 7: Monday 22nd February
  • Sessions 8, 9, 10 & 11: Saturday 27th February (Away Day)
  • Session 12: Monday 1st March
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE EVERY WEEK?

Don't worry, just book in for as many as you can.

Obviously, the more you can attend, the more you will get out of it, and to maximise the spaces in each group, we'd like people to try and attend at least 6 of the 8 weeks plus the 'Away Day'.

WHAT'S THE FORMAT OF EACH SESSION?

A typical night looks like this:

IN-PERSON COURSE

  • 7.00pm: Food and conversation
  • 7.45pm: Greeting from host
  • 8.00pm: Short Film (20-30mins)
  • 8.30pm: Group discussion
  • 9.00pm: Finish

ONLINE COURSE

  • 7.45pm: Greeting from host
  • 8.00pm: Short Film (20-30mins)
  • 8.30pm: Group discussion
  • 9.00pm: Finish

If anyone wants to stay past 9pm to continue the discussion, then they're more than welcome.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK ONLINE?

We will run 'Alpha Online' through the Zoom platform (www.zoom.us).

Before the course starts you will be given a link to simply click on which will direct you to the main Zoom 'Alpha' gathering. 

From the main gathering, after an introduction, you will be sent to your 'breakout group' (with several running at the same time). Each group will have two or three leaders in if from the Rock Church who will be there to keep the conversation flowing and answer any questions that may come up. Then there will be between 5 or 6 guests - people like you who are open to finding out more about God!

WHAT SUBJECTS DO WE COVER?

Each week we will watch a short video together that explores some of life's biggest questions, then return to our groups to spend time discussing these different subjects. Some of the questions we focus on, are:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • How can I have faith?
  • How and why do I pray?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Does God heal today?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Alpha is completely free. Dinner is on us for those meeting 'in-person' and we're covering the promotional and IT related costs for those meeting on-line. Either way, it's our gift to you. 

IS ANYTHING EXPECTED OF ME DURING OR AFTER THE COURSE?

Absolutely not. Alpha is advertsied globally as 'no pressure, no follow-up, no fee' - and we fully intend to keep it that way!

Contact Details

The Rock Hub
13-15 Wellin Lane
Edwalton
Notts NG12 4AS
Tel/Text: 07913 426051

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