Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over ten weeks. Alpha is run all around the globe – over 29 million people worldwide have experienced Alpha. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, bars – and in the St John’s Church Centre in Hartley Wintney.
Every Alpha session at St John’s starts with food because it’s a great way to build community and to get to know each other. Then there’s a talk, usually around thirty minutes long, exploring the big issues around faith and unpacking the basics of Christianity.
Probably the most important part of any Alpha is the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on the topic by discussing it in a small group. There is no obligation to say anything and there is nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.