Blog 21st September – Alpha and Bear Grylls

“We Can’t Set The World On Fire” featuring Lucy Stimpson- Maynard from the album “Uplifted” recorded and produced by Bob Ross

So Alpha starts in many churches this month – at my church Holy Rood there was an introductory evening last night. This year Bear Grylls has presented some words of encouragement for those who are considering attending an Alpha Course. They are featured in today’s blog. He also gave a Christmas message which I posted on my blog of December 17th 2015.

So what is Alpha ?

The Alpha website that Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Next week I will tell you the story of my first Alpha (if you can’t wait it was first posted on April 3rd 2014)