Alpha Course

Millions of people across the world have explored life, faith and meaning on Alpha. One season of Alpha lasts for about three months, and we run three seasons of Alpha per year. Contact us for more details on locations and when the next course starts.


Who is it for?
Alpha is for everyone; no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.
You don’t have to come for the whole term – just pop along for the first session and see what you think. No pressure, no follow up and no charge.

City Church will run an Alpha Course at BICF offices in 21st Century Hotel, 2nd floor, Liangmaqiao Road #40 in addition to several homes around town. We run Alpha three times per year, contact us to find out when the next course starts.

Alpha is free of charge, though there may be a suggested donation towards the cost of the food. Separate arrangements for Alpha Weekend.

Alpha will run for a total of 11 weeks, excluding any breaks your group may agree on.

Doors open for food at 7pm and we will finish by 9:30 every week.
Feel free to turn up on the night but if you know you want to join Alpha this term and can pre-register it helps us estimate numbers for food!

Alpha Weekend/Day
The Alpha weekend is a relaxed weekend that offers a great opportunity to get to know your group better and hear some more talks about the Christian faith. Everyone on the current term of Alpha is welcome to come. Please feel free to bring your spouse and children. Location details will be updated nearer the time.

What if I missed the first week? It doesn’t matter if you missed the first week of Alpha – you can catch up online at any point. Anyone is able to register up until session 4; after that we would encourage you to sign up for our next term and come along from session 1. I’m not based in Beijing. Can I still try Alpha? Yes, Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, homes and even prisons all around the globe. Find an Alpha near you at: