The Alpha Course

The Alpha course is designed primarily for people who aren't churchgoers and each course is open to everyone who would like to attend.

As a course, Alpha attracts a diverse range of guests of different ages and backgrounds, holding many different viewpoints. Over 7,000 churches are currently running the Alpha course across the UK in rural and urban settings, including every major UK city.

 Alpha is a 15 session practical introduction to the Christian faith. Below are the titles of the sessions.

  • Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?              
  • Who is Jesus?                                                         
  • Why did Jesus die?                                                  
  • How can I be sure of my faith?                                  
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?                       
  • Why and how should I pray?                                     
  • How does God guide us?                                           
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?                                (These three videos
  • What does the Holy Spirit do?                       are covered together             
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?        on the Alpha weekend)              
  • How can I resist evil?                                                 
  • Why and how should I tell others?                               
  • Does God heal today?                                                
  • What about the Church?                                              
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my life?    

River City Church run alpha courses on a regular basis in homes and public venues. If you would like to attend a course please contact our church office on

Also check out much more info on alpha by going to their main website at

An Alpha group pictured at the Radisson Roe hotel during an Alpha Weekend.