What is the purpose of Life?
Ask 10 people on the street, “What’s the purpose of life?” and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. What’s the purpose of life for you? We welcome you to join us to explore this question in a relaxed, friendly setting taking place all around the country and world.
The Alpha course usually meets once per week for 10 weeks, and includes an amazing one-day or weekend getaway. In each session, people enjoy great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile…questions like—what is the purpose of life? Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from?
Alpha is for anyone…Whether your question is specifically about the purpose of life or you have specific questions about faith and God.
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People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course.
Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome. Don’t spend another day wondering what the purpose of life really is.
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What Happens At Alpha?
The Alpha course usually lasts 10 weeks, with a day or weekend getaway in the middle. Courses vary in size, from one small group meeting in a home, to hundreds of people in a church. Some courses are held over morning coffee or during a lunch hour. Most are evening courses, typically lasting 2 hours.
Each gathering begins with a meal or refreshments - a chance to get to know others. Then there is a short talk which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions. People usually stay in the same small groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each other, continue discussions and deepen friendships. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.
How Much Will It Cost?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. Some courses might ask for a small contribution to help cover meal and weekend getaway costs. We don’t want costs to get in the way of you finding the purpose of life.
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