Developing faith

Youth Alpha: Open Space is an opportunity for 11 - 14 year olds in Formby to explore the meaning of life from a Christian perspective. It’s part of an international programme: over 24 million people worldwide have taken part in Alpha.

Our Christian faith is central to the leaders’ lives, so we have chosen to use Alpha as the framework for this Open Space. We’ll use Alpha videos and resources, and invite local Christians to speak. But what really matters is what happens when we sit down and the conversation starts. 

Youth Alpha

Our leaders Cherie, Isabel and Fiona  all have children of our own. We see the questions and issues they face growing up in a society full of opportunity and uncertainty. We don’t have all the answers, but we think it’s crucial they can talk openly about the things that matter to them and share their views and experiences without feeling judged.  
Each session will start with food – maybe not a full evening meal, but enough to fuel our discussion! We’ll then show a short video about an aspect of the Christian faith and what it can mean for us today, then get the discussion started.

The Youth Alpha course runs for 10 weeks initially, from 10 January to 21 March 2018. We’re also open to continuing with meetings after the end of the course, if that’s what the group wants to do.

We hope that Youth Alpha will make young people think. It should help them find out about what Christianity is and why it matters to so many people. It aims to get them thinking about what they themselves believe and how that affects how they behave. It will answer some questions but prompt many more.

You can find out more about Alpha online at, or contact us directly about St Luke’s Youth Alpha : Open Space by email.You can phone or text the Youth Alpha team direct on 07925 055918.
If you want to take part, please contact us for a sign up form by 5 Jan 2018 at latest. There’s no charge but numbers are limited so you MUST register in advance.