What is Alpha?


We’d like to welcome you to join us on the Deaf Alpha Course. It is for Deaf people who are asking questions about life and Christianity – what is the meaning of life? What happens when we die? Is Jesus Christ involved in my life and the world today? How do we deal with guilt?

See the “Book Your Place” page– you can leave your details / name on our list and, once we have enough candidates, we can confirm future dates for the 10 weeks course.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is usually a 9 week evening course plus one full Saturday at Riverside House in Moseley. We start with a welcome and a hot meal and you can meet other Deaf people on the course. Every week we learn different topics and then break into small groups to talk, ask questions and share from what we have heard.

AAnyone interested in finding out more about The Christian Faith
L – Learning about the Christian Faith and having fun at the same time
P – Pasta and Pudding. Getting to know others over a tasty meal
H – Helping one another. Discussing the issues raised in small groups
A – Ask Anything. No question is too simple, silly or difficult

Who is Alpha For?

It is for everyone who is Deaf and signing and gives you the opportunity to discover:

– More about Christianity
– What church is for
– What it means to be a New Christian
– The simple things about life

Alpha course welcomes anyone from any backgrounds of life.

Example structure of the Night, for example:

7:30pm: Hot meals and drinks

8:15pm: Meeting start: “Who is Jesus?” (Week one)

8:45pm: Break: Coffee / Tea

8:55pm: Group Discussion / Questions & Answers

9:45pm: Close

Get in Touch

If you have got any questions or want to find out more about the Deaf Alpha Course at Riverside House, you are very welcome to contact us: wordofhands@gmail.com.