Alpha Course: Catholic Context

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What is Alpha?
Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s found in over 169 countries. It’s run in tens of thousands of schools, prisons, homes and churches of all denominations. It’s given more than 19.6 million people the opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Perhaps it’s just what your community - and your church - needs.
Find out more by watching the Intro video at alphausa.org

The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus?, and Why did he die? The Alpha course usually lasts 10 weeks, with a day or weekend getaway in the middle. Each week, guests gather for about two hours. They share an informal meal, sing a few songs, listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, then gather into small groups for discussion. The talks each week act as a springboard for small group discussions.

A great way to get a feel for Alpha is to watch the first talk given by Alpha pioneer, Nicky Gumbel entitled, Is There More to Life >>

What the talks on the Alpha course cover
Alpha guests explore Christianity in a relaxed, welcoming and engaging atmosphere. Each session explores a particular question:
Introduction Dinner: Is there more to life than this?
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 & how should we tell others?
Week 9: Does God heal today?
Week 10: What about the Church?
Weekend Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

ALL are welcomed!! Hope to see you there.

Looking for volunteers also to assist with Hospitality, setup, registration and small group leaders. Please contact me if you're interested.
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