Exploring Faith and Community: Bethany Church’s Alpha Course Begins This Thursday

At Bethany Church, Manchester, a wonderful opportunity to embark on a journey of faith and self-discovery is just around the corner. Starting this Thursday, the 28th of September, at 6:30 PM, the Bethany Church community is excited to launch its Alpha Course. This course promises to be a transformative experience, offering a safe and welcoming space for individuals to explore the Christian faith, ask questions, and build meaningful connections with others. In this blog, we’ll delve into what you can expect from the Alpha Course and why it’s worth considering.

What is the Alpha Course?

The Alpha Course is a globally renowned programme that introduces participants to the foundational aspects of the Christian faith. It provides a structured and supportive environment for people of all backgrounds and beliefs to explore life’s big questions, delve into the teachings of Jesus Christ, and engage in meaningful discussions about faith and spirituality.

Why Alpha?

  1. Open and Inclusive: Alpha is designed for everyone, whether you’re new to Christianity, seeking answers, or simply curious. It’s a space where you can bring your questions, doubts, and experiences without judgment.
  2. A Safe Place to Explore: Alpha provides a non-threatening atmosphere where you can discuss spiritual matters and the Christian faith at your own pace. There’s no pressure to commit, and you’re free to share as much or as little as you like.
  3. Meaningful Discussions: The Alpha Course consists of a series of interactive sessions that encourage open dialogue and conversation. It’s an opportunity to connect with others, hear their perspectives, and share your own.
  4. Exploring Faith Together: Participating in Alpha fosters a sense of community and belonging. You’ll have the chance to build relationships with fellow course attendees, creating a supportive network of friends who share your quest for faith.
  5. Deepening Your Understanding: Whether you’re new to Christianity or have been a believer for years, Alpha can deepen your understanding of the Christian faith, allowing you to grow in your relationship with God.

What to Expect

Each Alpha session will include a meal and refreshments, a short video presentation on a specific topic, and group discussions. Topics covered in the Alpha Course range from “Who is Jesus?” to “How Can I Have Faith?” to “Does God Still Heal Today?” The course provides a comprehensive overview of essential Christian teachings and principles.

How to Join

Joining the Bethany Church Alpha Course is easy. Simply arrive at Bethany Church, Manchester, on Thursday, September 28th, at 6:30 PM, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Whilst there’s no need to register in advance it will helpful to the catering team; the course is open to everyone. Email alpha@bethany.uk to register or ask for further details.


The Bethany Church Alpha Course starting this Thursday offers an exciting opportunity to explore faith, connect with others, and embark on a spiritual journey. Whether you’re new to Christianity, have questions about your faith, or simply want to deepen your understanding of the Christian teachings, Alpha provides a nurturing and inclusive space for you to do so. Don’t miss this chance to discover, learn, and grow in the company of a supportive and welcoming community. We look forward to seeing you there!

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100 Church Road, Gatley, SK8 4NQ