ALPHA COURSE IN MANCHESTER
THE ALPHA COURSE
It is a series of evenings, each starting with some food and drinks, followed by a talk or video about some area of basic Christian belief, and then a time of group discussion where you are free to explore whatever questions you have.
In addition to the evening sessions, there is also a Saturday ‘Alpha Day’ part way through the course that gives space to explore some topics in greater depth.
CCM will be running an Alpha Course in Manchester, beginning in January 2019.
The course will be made up of 8 Monday evening sessions plus one Saturday.
You will get the most benefit from the course if you commit to attending all of the sessions. However, if this is not possible we would still encourage you to participate and we will make sure you can catch up on the content that you missed.
Monday 28th Jan 2019 - SESSION ONE - IS THERE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS?
In this first session, we consider some of our views of life and Christianity, and are introduced to some of the claims that Jesus made about himself.
Monday 4th Feb 2019 - SESSION TWO - WHO IS JESUS?
In this second session, we look at the person of Jesus Christ. What claims did he make about himself, and what evidence is there to support those claims?
Monday 11th Feb 2019 - SESSION THREE - WHY DID JESUS DIE?
In this third session, we talk about the deepest problem that humanity has and how, through his death, Jesus has been able to do something about this problem.
Monday 18th Feb 2019 - SESSION FOUR - HOW CAN WE HAVE FAITH?
In this fourth session, we talk about the idea of having faith in Jesus, and we explore what this means and how we can have such faith?
Monday 25th Feb 2019 - SESSION FIVE - WHY AND HOW DO I PRAY?
In this fifth session, we look at the topic of prayer, and we ask what prayer is and whether God always answers our prayers.
Saturday 2nd Mar 2019 - ALPHA DAY
The sessions will be:
- Who Is the Holy Spirit?
- What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
- How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?
Tuesday 4th Mar 2019 - SESSION SIX - WHY AND HOW SHOULD I READ THE BIBLE?
In this sixth session, we talk about the idea that God has spoken, and examine how he speaks through the Bible.
Monday 11th Mar 2019 - SESSION SEVEN - DOES GOD HEAL TODAY?
In this seventh session, we look at the topic of healing and how God heals today. There will be an opportunity in this session to receive prayer for healing if you would like to.
Monday 18th Mar 2019 - SESSION EIGHT - WHAT ABOUT THE CHURCH?
In this final session, we talk about the church. We look at different ways the church is spoken of in the Bible, and what it means to be part of the family of God. There will also be the opportunity to respond to what you have learned on the course and decide what (if any) next steps you would like to take.