People attend Alpha for a wide variety of reasons – some want to investigate whether God exists; others are concerned about what happens after death. Some people have particular questions that they would like to discuss; others want to understand other peoples’ beliefs or would like to explore the purpose of life. Many people have never been to church and others may have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha is their open door.
WHO IS THE ALPHA COURSE FOR?
The Alpha course attracts a diverse range of guests, including people of different ages and backgrounds, all with differing viewpoints, and at all different levels of faith.
DO I NEED TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO DO THE COURSE?
No, you don’t need to be a Christian. The course is designed for anyone who is interested in asking questions or learning more about the Christian faith. Many guests have never been to church before.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course, although we ask for a $7 contribution towards dinner each week.
ARE MY QUESTIONS TOO CONTROVERSIAL FOR CHURCH?
All questions are welcome on the Alpha course. The course is designed for people to freely ask the tough questions about life and the Christian faith.
DOES THE COURSE EXPLORE OTHER RELIGIONS?
The Alpha course is an exploration of the Christian faith only.
WHAT IF I TRY IT AND DON’T WANT TO COME BACK?
The Alpha course aims to be a low-pressure and non-threatening experience. If you don’t feel that the course is for you, you are under no obligation to return.