Holland Road Baptist Church

Jonny Holman


By Jonny Holman

I’m Jonny and I have the privilege of overseeing Alpha at Holland Road.

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in an open, non-threatening setting over eight thought-provoking weekly sessions. It is low-key, friendly and fun, and is supported by all the main Christian denominations. It’s a great way to explore the meaning of life and also ask those questions you have always wanted to ask! What’s more, Alpha is completely free.

We meet on Monday evenings to share dinner and a talk, followed by open group discussions. It has been fantastic to see over 30 people joining us regularly on Alpha this time round. Together we looked at questions such as, ‘Who is Jesus?’, ‘Why did he die?’ and ‘What is faith and how do I have it?’.

I absolutely love Alpha, particularly meeting some really interesting people and talking about some really intriguing and important questions with them. We encourage people to engage seriously and critically with the evidence for biblical Christianity and make their own minds up about it.

Over the past couple of months it has been thrilling to see a number of people come to a place where they are convinced by the evidence and commit to placing their faith in Jesus. It’s equally a joy to keep talking to people who are still wrestling with the evidence and have further queries. I’m particularly grateful for people who ask honest and tough questions as it keeps me and my team in a place of faith that’s based on rigorous, careful thinking.

We run Alpha twice a year and it’s starting again in February 2014. You can find out more on our website, including how to register. If you’re unsure, you’re welcome to come along for one week and see what you make of it without any obligation to come back.

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