Students can learn more about Christianity at Alpha workshops

Students can learn more about the Christan faith in a series of workshops on  the Teesside campus.

Teesside University’s Christian Union is hosting  the latest series of sessions exploring Christianity.

The Christian Union has been planning its very own eleven week course called Alpha.

The committee has just started advertising the course across campus, with flyers, banners. posters and even free hot chocolate .

Bear Grylls has called the Alpha course his ‘greatest adventure yet!’

Alpha courses have been run across the globe usually in a cafe, church or university.

TV adventurer Bear Grylls is a supporter of Alpha after taking part in a course.

The sessions within the course generally have three things in common, food, a talk and conversation.

One of the most important things about Alpha is sharing a meal with everyone as food always has a way of bringing people together.

The sessions always start with food as its a great way to build a community and get to know each other better.

The series is aiemd at creating conversation as each week covers a different topic.

Each topic  is designed to inspire and create group based discussions around Christianity.

The talks themselves are around 30 minutes long and are set up across  the eleven weeks.

The main goal is to share the faith of Christianity by asking the questions: ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Is there more to life than this?’

One of the most important part of the course is the discussion of the topics, typically the course places everyone into small groups, in which everyone has an equal right to speak their mind…or not.

It’s an opportunity to hear from others, whilst also giving your perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Emily Hammond, who is a member of the Christian Union, said:  “The Christian Union is really small and when we first started, one of our motives was to try and grow the christian unions of Teesside.”

“The Alpha course is being run to get people to talk about their faith in a open and non-judgmental environment and  allow people to make their own opinion on religion.”



Emily Hammond, a CU member who is one of the main leaders for running the Alpha course.

The Christian Union has it’s own Facebook page, for those looking to gain even more information on the Alpha course:

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