Alpha Course Crossroads Church


What is Alpha?

Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course meets once a week for 11 weeks, including a weekend getaway.  Sessions begin with a meal, followed by watching a DVD session together and time to discuss what's been taught.

During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and no question is considered hostile or too simple. Topics that will be discussed include—Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Why and how do I pray? Does God heal today? How about church?

English Alpha Website
Dutch Alpha Website


 

Alpha is for anyone and people attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course.

Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome.
 

Language:

The course will be in English. However the DVD has Dutch subtitles so will be easy to understand. And if the group size is big enough we will split into a Dutch and English speaking group for the discussion time.



 

  

when and how?

When:

Alpha Course starting in January 2019
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Throughout twelve consecutive weeks we will explore all aspects of the Christian faith, such as 'How do I Pray', 'Who is Jesus', and 'How does God guide us'.  The course is designed to have you formulate your own questions, establish your views on the different topics and get a more profound understanding of the Christian faith. It is the ideal opportunity for new first time explorers, but also a great way for significantly deepening or reaffirming your faith. 
 

Sign up together

Some people may find it somewhat difficult to sign-up alone, especially when they're new to church, or even faith as a whole. Therefore we very much encourage you to come and bring someone along, even if you've done the course before. Prayerfully consider who in your environment would be open to coming along with you, and sign-up together.
 

The facts

Date: Alpha will be starting 29th of January 2019 near Scheveningen.
Time: Every Alpha evening will start at 7 pm with a lovely dinner which will be prepared for us.
  
At Crossroads we try to host an Alpha course twice a year (Fall edition and Spring edition). Alpha meets in the evenings and it will typically last about 2 hours. Check our events section for upcoming courses or sign up for the newsletter.
 

Costs:

There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. However we will ask a small contribution to help cover meal and weekend getaway costs.
 

Sign up:

You can sign up using the sign-up sheet at the Connection Table in church, or by sending an e-mail to  Alpha Team, Alpha@crossroadschurch.nl 
 

Want to help out?

Interested in getting involved in making it all happen? The Alpha Course can't be held without the help of dedicated volunteers. If you feel that you would like to help, please contact Alpha@crossroadschurch.nl . We are always in need of people who can pitch in to host, cook or pray.