Alpha

WELCOME TO THE INTERCULTURAL ALPHA COURSE

ICF Rotterdam North will soon be organizing an Alpha course (a course where you can talk to each other about faith and the meaning of life, etc.). Would you like to join? It’s free and you can just come and see if you like it the first night!

Intercultural Alpha Course (bilingual English/Dutch)
Intro evening Sept. 30th
10 Thursdays 19.00 – 21.00
Dinner + Talks + Discussion
Info and sign-up: Fred +31 (0) 6 21 21 27 26 / fred@icfrotterdamnoord.nl

WHAT IS ALPHA?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Run over 10 weeks, each session looks at a different question about faith and is designed to create conversation. It is an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

WHO IS ALPHA FOR?

The Alpha course is intended for anyone who would like to know more about the Christian faith. You are welcome, whoever you are and whatever you believe. View stories from people who took the Alpha course here.

WHAT DOES ALPHA COST?

Participation in the course is completely free; we provide the course material and the food. (There is an opportunity to give a voluntary contribution for the meal).

IN WHAT LANGUAGE IS THE COURSE GIVEN?

Our Alpha course is bilingual, English/Dutch.

DATES, TIMES and LOCATION

After the introduction on Thursday September 30th, the course runs  over 10 weeks on Thursday evenings (from 19:00-21:00) and 1 weekend (see dates below).  The location is the Feisserkapel, Proveniersstraat 52b, 3033 CL Rotterdam (directly behind Rotterdam CS)

Introduction evening: Is there more to life than this? (30/09)
Who is Jesus? (07/10)
Why did Jesus die? (14/10)
How can I have faith? (21/10)
Why and how should I pray? (28/10)
Why and how should I read the Bible? (04/11)
How does God guide us? (11/11)
Who is the Holy Spirit? (Friday evening – Sunday afternoon 12/11- 14/11)
How can I resist evil? (18/11)
Why and how should I tell others? (25/11)
Does God heal today? (02/12)
What about the church? (09/12)

WHAT DOES AN EVENING LOOK LIKE?

You are welcome to walk in from 18.30

19.00-19.45 | INTERCULTURAL MEAL

Every Alpha starts with a tasty meal, prepared with care by people from our church. Sometimes Pakistani, then Chinese, Mexican or Antillean. The moment to get to know each other in a relaxed way.

19.45 – 20.15 | LOOK

Each Alpha meeting you watch a 25-minute video. The videos inspire me to ask more questions, not provide answers. Each video covers a topic of the Christian faith, such as ” Who is Jesus?” and ” Praying: Why and How?

20.15-21.00 | DISCUSS

The best moment of Alpha: after the video you break up in small groups to discuss the topic of the evening. Share your thoughts on faith and life and hear what everyone else thinks.

Afterwards there is plenty of time to have a nice chat

Info and sign-up: Fred +31 (0) 6 21 21 27 26 / fred@icfrotterdamnoord.nl