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The Alpha Course
Alpha is an eleven-week course within which anyone can explore the Christian faith in a safe and comfortable environment. Alpha is designed around building a community where questions about life and faith can be discussed without feeling silly or judged.
Each Alpha session includes a meal, a talk, along with time to explore your questions in a small group of like-minded people. You don’t have to be a Christian or have any church background to join an Alpha Course, you just have to have questions.
At Oak Park Church we don’t run the Alpha Course on any regular schedule, only when there is enough interest. If you or someone you know would like to take the Alpha Course, please call the church office and enquire when the next Alpha will run.
The Sanctuary Course
Churches have been notoriously negligent in talking about mental health. We confess that we have not lived up to our calling to preach good news into brokenness in ALL areas of life - ignoring or shaming issues surrounding mental health has led to a crisis within the church. We want to reopen that conversation in a sensitive and helpful manner.
The Sanctuary Course is for anyone who wants to learn about faith and mental health. It requires no previous training or expertise—just a willingness to engage in dialogue with other believers.
The Sanctuary Course is an eight-week study guide for small groups. Each week participants will gather together, listen to it on audiobook, watch a film, and engage in conversation, reflection, and prayer. The course is designed to be run by small-group leaders in your church or organization.