What is Alpha?

No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Who is it for?

Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.

You don’t have to come for the whole term – just pop along for the first session and see what you think. No pressure, no follow up and no charge.

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First up there's food...

Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha and at Gamlingay Baptist we love food!  Each week Alpha will kick off with a meal, and the bar will be open, it's a great way to build community and get to know each other.

Then a talk...


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they will be a mix of live talks or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from 'Who is Jesus?'  and 'How can we have faith?' to 'Why and how do I pray?'  and 'How does God guide us?'

Followed by a discussion...

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything and there's nothing you can't say (seriously). It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

When is it?

Starting INSERT DATE - INSERT DATE 2018 - it will be on INSERT DAY OF THE WEEK evenings Alpha from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at INSERT LOCATION for 10 weeks. You don’t have to come to the whole course – just pop along for the first night and see what you think.

What are the topics?

Week 1 -  Is There More to Life Than This?
Week 2 -  Who is Jesus? 
Week 3 -  Why Did Jesus Die?
Week 4 - How Can We Have Faith?
Week 5 - Why and How Do I Pray?
Week 6 -  Why and How Do I Read the Bible?

Alpha Day - (INSERT DATE)
Session 1 - Who is the Holy Spirit?
Session 2 - What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
Session 3 - How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Session 4 - How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?

Week 7  - How Does God Guide Us?
Week 8 - Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Week 9 - How Can I Resist Evil?
Week 10 -  Does God Heal Today?


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There is no cost.


Doors open for food at 7.45pm and we will finish by 10pm every week. Check dates as we will take breaks during school holidays (half term & Easter) 

The Alpha day is a relaxed Saturday that offers a great opportunity to get to know your group better and hear some more talks about the Christian faith. Everyone on the current term of Alpha is welcome to come.