We’d like to invite you to join us at the Alpha course here at Riverside Church. Alpha is for people who are asking questions about life and Christianity.

What is the meaning of life?

What happens when we die?

Is Jesus Christ relevant to my life and the world today?

How do we deal with guilt?

Come and join our next Alpha Course, starting on Tues 1st October 2019.


Oli’s story

Before becoming a Christian I considered myself an agnostic. I had little understanding of the extent of historical evidence that supports the Bible and I didn’t know the facts surrounding when it was written and the reliability of critical analysis of early scripture.

I thought that Christians were weak in convincing themselves of a higher power and I considered this an excuse to not take responsibility for things or be the masters of their own destiny.

Not believing in God means that you are, by default, the architect of your own moral code. Before being a Christian I didn’t concern myself too much with acting honorably or doing right by people. I figured that we live in a ‘dog eat dog’ world so it was inevitable that I would have to tread on a few toes now and again.

I used to argue about faith with a Christian friend of mine from London and would berate her during the discussions because she never seemed able to handle my challenges. She was not a practicing Christian at the time and I couldn’t see the benefit of upholding something that didn’t seem to provide any benefit to her life.

However, I was receptive to the Alpha Course because I was more concerned with a balanced argument and finding the truth. After reading a number of books and a series of discussions with various people I came to the conclusion that there was a stronger argument for God than against Him and so I became a Christian.


When & where?

The Alpha Course will be held at Riverside House, 21 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8AR

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The next course

The next 10-week course begins on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 7:30pm, when we'll be asking "Who is Jesus?". The first two sessions include a complimentary meal, and all other weeks include free refreshments. Click here to sign up or find out more.

Alpha Course Dates

Week 1 - Who is Jesus?
Tues 1 Oct, 7:30pm

Week 2 - Why did he die?
Tues 8 Oct, 7:30pm

Week 3 - Can you trust the Bible?
Tues 15 Oct, 7:45pm

Week 4 - Too much to give up?
Tues 22 Oct, 7:45pm

Week 5 - Understanding faith
Tues 29 Oct, 7:45pm

Week 6 - Who is the Holy Spirit?
Tues 5 Nov, 7:45pm

Week 7 - How can I receive the Holy Spirit?
Tues 12 Nov, 7:45pm

Week 8 - Understanding Good & Evil
Tues 19 Nov, 7:45pm

Week 9 - Does prayer really work?
Tues 26 Nov, 7:45pm

Week 10 - Understanding Church
Tues 3 Dec, 7:45pm



How do you play the game of life? The following audio segments explore the way that various people approach life, and some of their discoveries on the journey.

Part 1 – The Game of Life – Live It! Love It! Learn It! Earn It! (4:31)

Part 2 – When the Game of Life goes wrong (5:08)

Part 3 – Everything Must Change (4:53)

Part 4 – Charlie’s Story (5:51)

Part 5 – A Different Game (3:09)

Part 6 – Song: Still Small Voice & Next Steps on your journey (4:52)



Download the app for the full version of the 7-day journey and the best news, it’s multi-platform, so you can download it for Apple, Android and Windows devices.


Download a free booklet here, or order your free guide here.