The Alpha course is an introduction to Christianity which has been adapted to be as effective as possible in a variety of settings and contexts, and the different environments.
A typical session includes a meal to encourage relationship and community, a talk addressing a specific issue on the Christian faith and a small group discussion to help course guests talk through issues raised. Small groups are lead by experienced and trained volunteers who do not consider any question too simple or too hostile.
The talks in the course, which can be delivered by a trained course leader or watched on DVD, commence with an introductory talk entitled Is There More to Life than This? Subsequent talks consider topics including Jesus, prayer, the Bible and healing. Three talks on the Holy Spirit are typically given over a weekend which enables course guests to build friendships and trust. Questions of Life, the book on which the Alpha course is based, has sold over one million copies worldwide.
- Student Alpha
- Youth Alpha
- Alpha for Prisons
- Alpha in a Catholic Context
- Alpha in an Orthodox
- Context Alpha for Forces
- Senior Alpha Alpha
- ESOL Alpha in the Workplace
How can we be happily married to the same person for a lifetime? How do engaged couples put down good foundations for marriage? What’s involved in being a good parent of toddlers and teenagers?
These and many more questions are answered by Relationship Central’s courses and resources. Our aim is to provide practical, relevant help to parents, couples and individuals in different areas of family life and relationships. Visit the Relationship Central website.
- The Marriage Course
- The Marriage Preparation Course
- The Parenting Children Course
- The Parenting Teenagers Course
- The Bereavement Journey
The William Wilberforce Trust
The William Wilberforce Trust works through the local church to confront injustice and poverty and care for those in need. We have a local office which runs projects that tackle the needs of the vulnerable and marginalised in the community, and a global office which resources and equips churches around the UK and the world to support those in their communities. Visit the William Wilberforce Trust website.
- Alpha for Prisons
- Caring for Ex Offenders
- The Recovery from Addiction Course
- The Money Course
- The Dealing with Depression Course
Worship Central is a school of worship from Alpha International, led by Tim Hughes & Al Gordon. Our vision is to encounter God, equip the worshipper and empower the local church.
Since launching in 2006, tens of thousands of people have attended training events on three continents, and hundreds of thousands have visited this website for practical resources.
Tim Hughes writes "there’s a real need to train worship leaders spiritually, practically and with good leadership skills. Our passion is to see the worship life of the local church around the world explode". Visit the Worship Central website.
St Paul’s Theological Centre (SPTC) aims to be a new kind of theological institution, dedicated to play a part in restoring theology to the heart of the church. Its unique quality is the combination of excellence in theology and teaching within the context of a vibrant local church, rather than a university, residential college or diocese. Holy Trinity Brompton provides a very special context in which to offer theological training. Its global profile, due to the Alpha Course and related resources that have become widely used worldwide, can draw speakers and students from around the world. At the same time, its many different ministries (family life, social transformation, youth and students, worship central, etc...) and its wider network of church plants, and other associated communities also make it an ideal context in which people can learn the kind of practical theology and skills which are so necessary if the church is to flourish into the future. It aims to articulate, develop and teach a theology that is true to HTB’s Anglican evangelical charismatic roots, yet also embraces the best of orthodox, classical theology throughout the church worldwide, whether Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Pentecostal or more. Visit the SPTC website.
God at Work
The God at Work course is designed for Christians of all denominations whatever stage they are at in there walk with God. Whether its post Alpha or long standing Christians, this course has something to offer everyone.
The material is relevant to everyone, in the sense that we all ‘work’ in one way or another, whether we are currently employed or whether we plan to work in the future. The course is aimed at:
- Those in paid employment
- Those working in the voluntary sector
- Those who work but are not paid (eg, stay-at-home parents)
- Those who are between jobs
- Those currently not working, but who hope to work in the future (eg, students)
Guests attend the God at Work course for a variety of different reasons. For some it has been recommended by a friend, whereas others may be particularly interested in one of the discussion topics, Work-Life balance for example or possibly how to make tough decisions. Others may be looking for a career change and some may just be wondering how to apply their new found faith to their current working life. The God at Work course is also a great way to meet other Christians and build support and prayer networks within companies or maybe just build relationships with new friends. Visit the God at Work website.