Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith in a relaxed setting.

The course is based around small groups of about 12 people, hosted by one or two leaders whose role is to facilitate and encourage discussion. The whole course usually lasts for 10 weeks, with a day or weekend away in the middle. Each session begins with a meal or refreshments - a chance to get to know others in the small group. There is then a short talk, which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in the small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion, ask questions and discuss with the rest of the group.

The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.

It is a course run in tens of thousands of churches worldwide, including Northern Suburbs Anglican Churches.

To find out more information, or to register your interest, contact Peter or Sue on 04 461 6111.

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