According to the Alpha Course website:
The Alpha Course is a ten-week introduction to the Christian faith. It centers on fifteen talks, weekly small group discussions and a weekend or day away to focus on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
Alpha had its origins at Holy Trinity Brompton, an Anglican congregation in the heart of London. The course has been run in its present form since 1992. God has blessed Alpha in a powerful way. Today 31,260 courses are running in 154 countries throughout the world. The material for the course has been translated into 61 languages plus braille.
The Alpha Course for college and university students is run exactly in same way as a traditional Alpha course. However the circumstances facing college students today require some creativity and flexibility in adapting the course to the university context.
- Is there more to life than this?
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- How can we have faith?
- Why and how do I pray?
- Why and how should I read the Bible?
- How does God guide us?
- How can I resist evil?
- Why and how should we tell others?
- Does God heal today?
- What about the Church?
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- What does the Holy Spirit do?
- How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
- How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
Dinner is provided, followed by a video viewing and a time of discussion.
The course curriculum is the book Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel.
The Alpha Course is currently being presented weekly at the home of Dwight and Maria Schwartz, 46 E. 26th St., Baltimore, MD, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.
For more information please visit the Alpha Course website or contact Andrea Allgood (allgood @ jhu.edu).