• Alpha Course

    At Bethel we love to run the Alpha Course every oppertunity we get for anyone who would like to to explore the meaning of life or is simply interested to find out more about Church of Christianity, its free and no obligation simply reply to this post if you would like to know more

    What is the Alpha course?

    Alpha is a non-pressurised, fun and informative course. It is a place to share your thoughts and explore the meaning of life. The course is designed primarily for people who don’t go to church or who haven’t been to church in a long time and are interested in the Christian faith.

    How Alpha began

    The Alpha Course began in the late 1970s at HTB as a means of helping new Christians learn more about the Christian faith.

    In 1990, former barrister Nicky Gumbel realised the potential of the Alpha Course to appeal to a wider audience, and adapted the course to make it inclusive for anyone interested in the Christian faith.

    The growth of Alpha in the UK and worldwide

    The Alpha Course spread during the 1990s, initially in the UK and then internationally, as more and more churches and groups found it a helpful and informal way to discuss questions about the Christian faith.

    There are now over 55,000 courses worldwide in 166 countries. Alpha is supported by all the major denominations.

    The work of Alpha International

    Explore the work of Alpha International further and see the difference Alpha is making to lives in the workplace, prisons, the forces, schools and universities.

    I want to do the Alpha course

    Find out more about the Alpha course by reading our Frequently Asked Questions.

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