Alpha @ BFC
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over 11 weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
“One of the most effective evangelism tools for the 21st century.”
⏤ Rick Warren, Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church
“The Alpha format is definitely a huge improvement and right for our time, because process is involved instead of a quick presentation and it is more communal.”
⏤ Tim Keller, Author & Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church
“Alpha has succeeded in many cases in turning faithful churchgoers from an inward focus on church work to an outward focus on evangelistic outreach.”
⏤ Christianity Today
Group meets weekly on Sundays at 4:30-6:30pm
WHAT TO EXPECT
A TYPICAL ALPHA
Alpha runs in cafes', churches, universities, homes - you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk, and good conversation.
FIRST UP THERE’S
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a life talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share throughs and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.
At Bridge Fellowship Church, Alpha is delivered through our Bridge Groups. To learn more about Bridge Groups, click here →.