Last updated Wednesday, 3 April, 2013
The Anglican & Roman Catholic Churches of Christchurch
For a list of forthcoming Alpha Course sessions, see the Event Calendar.
The Alpha Course and the Follow-up Course ‘Challenging Lifestyle’ is for everyone and are run by The Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches of Christchurch. They are an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a way that is relaxed, non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun.
There is a meal together at the beginning of each session which gives everyone an opportunity to get to know each other. After the meal, we divide into two groups, one to stay in the Hall to listen to the Speaker for the Alpha Course topic and the other to go into the Committee Room to listen to a CD talk by Nicky Gumbel on the chosen topic from ‘Challenging Lifestyle’. Both sessions have a time for discussion and sharing thoughts at the end of the evening. We usually finish about 9.15pm.
These Courses run from September to early December each year, on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7.00pm in Priory Hall, Princess Avenue, Christchurch. There is no charge for books or these courses, although we do ask for a small contribution towards the meal.
If you would like to come along to either of these courses, or would like further information, please contact Mrs Maureen Whiles, Parish Secretary/Alpha Administrator on 01202 488645 (9.00am - 1.00pm weekdays).
Listen, learn, discuss and discover... And ask anything.
Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile.
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Alpha Course Session Titles
Christianity: Boring, Irrelevant, Untrue?
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can I be sure of my faith?
Why and how should I read the Bible?
Why and how do I pay?
How does God guide us?
* Who is the Holy Spirit?
* What does the Holy Spirit do?
* How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
How can I resist evil?
Why and how should I tell others?
Does God heal today?
What about the Church?
How can I make the most of my life?
* The three talks about the Holy Spirit will be held at High Cross Church on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October.
It is hoped that the follow-on group will join with the Alpha Groups for these talks.
'Challenging Lifestyle' Session Titles
How to find the secret of happiness
How to change the world around you
How to understand the old testament
How to handle anger
How to approach sex in the 21st century
How to respond to divorce
How to live and act with integrity
How to respond to difficult people
How to handle conflict
How to become a generous giver
How to pray (and fast) like Jesus
How to handle ambition
How to stop worrying and start living
How to deal with criticism
How to respond to the most challenging words ever spoken
How to make the big decision
How to spot false prophets
How to build a secure future