Here we share personal experiences of those who have already participated in an Alpha Course, so you can have a flavour of it. Here are the confessions of Alison F.
“I returned to live in Edinburgh in my early 30s after a number of years overseas. My sister asked me to go on an Alpha course with her at the church she had just started attending – I thought it might be interesting and I hadn’t developed much of a social life by then anyway. It was an unpromising start – it was in a drafty old church hall, lumpy sofa and an old telly in the corner. But the people there were friendly and the coffee was pretty good. Astonishing to me still is that by week 2 of the course, I had heard for the first time in my life that Jesus died for me – ME! – and by week 5, I found myself saying over and over ‘Oh my goodness, this is actually true!’ By the end of the course, it was clear that my life was going to be very different from that point forward – it changed pretty much everything.
Since then, I have been involved in numerous alpha courses – hence the alpha-holic – in church, at lunchtime business meetings, and now on Zoom. And for me, the question shouldn’t be ‘should I do this alpha course’ but rather ‘why would I not do this course?’ It is well constructed, full of evidence about the facts in the Bible and I guarantee you will have some of the most worthwhile conversations of your week. Hopefully, we will have a laugh too! So, whether you know the Bible inside out or just have some vague knowledge about some bloke called Jesus who lived a while ago, you will get something new and something potentially life-changing from this course. I could not recommend it highly enough.”
See you there!
[from Alison Franks]
Our Online Alpha Course starts at 19:00 on Tuesday, 6 April and in eight sessions and The Weekend continues till the end of May.