The Alpha Course is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No charge.
Typically, Alpha runs for around ten sessions on Saturday afternoons and includes food, a short talk and an open discussion for participants to ask questions and share thoughts. Alpha is for anyone curious to learn about the Christian faith and who Jesus Christ is. The talks are designed to encourage discussion and exploration of the basics of Christianity in a friendly, honest and informal environment.
Sessions are on Saturday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.
Try out Alpha at PJEFC with an introductory dinner. It will be a time of great food, laughter and an opportunity to make new friends and discover some of the most profound truths about LIFE!
Hear from an Alpha Graduate
The Alpha course opened my eyes to who Jesus really is. As each class progressed, I felt an eagerness to learn and know about Jesus more. By the fourth class, I recited the sinner’s prayer, accepted Jesus into my life and felt overwhelming joy, peace and strength inside me. I remember shouting with joy that I am now a child of God and had the best nights’ sleep! Reading the Bible was a bit scary but the encouragement and support from Alpha committee members really helped and from the Bible, I was comforted that God will not give us more than we can handle. This verse really helped me through the ups and downs of my life.
I ended up in Alpha after my husband’s sudden death which was a devastating loss. I realized all my self-effort was not good enough for my life. Life was already challenging raising a teenage son with special needs who cannot speak or care for himself independently.
After my husband’s death, the shock, numbness, denial, extreme sadness and fear of life without my soul mate were indescribable. He was the love of my life, my best friend, the live wire, the strong, capable and talented one, the “Jack of all trades”. I had lost the foundation and backbone of my family.
This was the state I was in when a concerned neighbor brought me to the Alpha course in September 2016.
Since accepting Christ, I have felt miraculous differences in my life. Where I used to be worried, anxious and easily stressed out, I now know John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
Knowing Jesus has given me inner peace, strength and confidence to be a single parent with a special needs child and to make decisions by myself for the family. I am always assured that Jesus is by my side and I call on him in my emotional and difficult moments with just a prayer. By the Grace of God, I also see my son growing stronger and healthier than before and I am longing to see greater improvement in his life because I believe that God has a plan for him.
All thanks, glory and praise to the one and only God and savior, Jesus Christ.
Tan Lih Mei
Alpha 20 | PJEFC