With its well designed materials, and ready to use format, many churches throughout the UK have taken up the Alpha course enthusiastically. Many others are considering whether they could use it to boost their evangelism by making the most of its apparent runaway success. But are we hearing the full story? Chris Hand has carefully observed the development of the Alpha Course over several years and offers an overview of its aims and methods, and asks whether it provides an authentic full presentation of the Gospel.
About the Author:
Chris Hand is pastor of College Park Baptist Church, South-East London. He is a co-founder of the Christian Research Network, a ministry aiming to provide a biblical assessment of teachings and practices in today's church. He is also one of the authors of ‘The Signs and Wonders Movement—Exposed’. He and his wife, Caroline, have a son, Timothy.