Explore the meaning of life with us! Join us for Alpha at Historic Cherokee Mills, 2240 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN.
What is Alpha?
Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course usually meets once a week for 10 weeks. Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and small group 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. Questions might include—Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
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.
Each gathering begins with a meal or refreshments – a chance to get to know others. Then there is a short talk which looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion in small groups, where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions. People usually stay in the same small groups for the duration of the course so they can get to know each other, continue discussions and deepen friendships. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for attending this course.
Celebration Dinner and Course Topics
Tuesday Nights, 6-9 PM – September 3 – November 12
- Sept. 3 Celebration Dinner
- Sept. 10 Who is Jesus?
- Sept. 17 Why did Jesus have to die?
- Sept. 24 How can we have faith?
- Oct. 1 Why and how do I pray?
- Oct. 8 Why and how should I read the Bible?
- Oct. 15 How do I resist evil?
- Oct. 22 How does God guide us?
- Oct. 29 Why and how should I tell others?
- Nov. 5 Does God heal today?
- Nov. 12 What about the church?
For more information, contact: John Case at 865-558-3033 or Kathleen Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org