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 2020.
The course will be made up of 10 Tuesday evening sessions, each starting at 7pm.
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.
Tuesday 28th Jan 2020 - 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.
Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 - 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?
Tuesday 11th Feb 2020 - 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.
Tuesday 18th Feb 2020 - 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?
Tuesday 25th Feb 2020 - 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.
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 - 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.
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 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.
Tuesday 17th March 2020 - SESSION EIGHT - WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Who is the Holy Spirit?
This session introduces The Holy Spirit and how through relationship with the Spirit we can experience God’s love for us.
Tuesday 24th March 2020 - SESSION NINE - HOW CAN I BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT?
How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?
This session we look at what it means to be filled with The Holy Spirit and how that transforms our lives.
Tuesday 31st March 2019 - SESSION TEN - WHY AND HOW SHOULD I TELL OTHERS?
Why and How Should I Tell Others?
This session explores why Christians tell others about their faith and looks at practical and effective ways of doing so.