Southport Church of Christ

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a 10 week series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space where you can explore life, faith and meaning. Each session features a short video followed by discussion and the opportunity to ask questions as you explore the Christian faith. The Alpha course aims to answer questions like ‘who is Jesus?’, ‘why and how do I pray?’, and ‘how does God guide us?’.

Register your interest

Let us know you’re interested and we’ll send through details when our next Alpha course is running.

Questions?

Alpha is a series of relaxed conversations where people of all backgrounds can get together to explore the big questions of life, Jesus, and faith. No pressure. No judgement. No charge. Just real conversations. It’s a space where participants can come, ask questions, and discuss their thoughts and beliefs in a friendly, open, and informal environment.

Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. No question is out of bounds, and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. It’s for people of all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints.

Alpha is free!

Every Alpha is different but the core elements stay the same. There is time for connection with one another, be that a meal, snack or cup of tea. Then, we watch a video together, and afterwards, we have a conversation about it.

 

In the conversation time, you share what you think. You can say as much or as little as you want, and nothing is off-limits. Seriously. Each group has a host to help guide the conversation. There’s never pressure to share your thoughts, but the floor is yours if you do want to say something. 

Not at all. Alpha is designed primarily for people who wouldn’t describe themselves as Christians or church-goers. It’s a space for anyone who is curious about faith or who has questions about life and spirituality.

There’s no pressure to continue. If after the first few sessions, you think Alpha isn’t for you, there’s no obligation to keep coming.

Absolutely! The more the merrier!

Steve Peach

Ministry Team Leader

Steve moved into the role as Ministry Team Leader in January 2013. He has had previous ministry experience as a Youth Pastor and Men’s Ministry Pastor as well as working with Youth Dimension in Melbourne and the Bible Society in NSW. Steve also carries the role of Chaplain to the V8 Ute series, and works with the broader V8 Supercar chaplaincy team. He is a motor mechanic by trade and has a real passion to see the gospel presented in a culturally relevant way to ordinary Aussies. He holds a Bachelor of Theology and is ordained by the Churches of Christ in QLD. He is married to Belinda, and together they have a daughter Zoe and a son Thomas.

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Updated 09/03/22

  • We are excited to be able to gather together with you for our 9AM & 5PM services this Sunday! Masks are no longer required when visiting. Kids Church will be on and we look forward to sharing morning tea together in the courtyard after our 9AM service.
  • Our 9AM service will be streamed live via our YouTube channel.

Favourite movie?

Little Women

What is your favourite youth night?

 The pool party is always a blast

Why are you a youth leader? 

I’m a youth leader because in a world where the youth are bombarded with so many different narratives, I have the opportunity to show them the truth and love of God that was the first shown to me

Sarah

Year 8

Something not many people know about you? 

I caught a barramundi

Something that not many other people have experienced?

Catching a barramundi

Why are you a youth leader? 

Because I love hanging out with my amazing girls, getting to know more about their lives and see them grow into beautiful young women

Ella

Year 9

Favourite food?

Gyoza and my mum’s cooking

Most exciting thing you have done on a youth night?

My girls all tried to show me how to do a roundoff – and I almost did it!

Why are you a youth leader? 

To be a support for all my youth girls and to be able to tell and show them how dearly loved they are by God

Ruth

Year 9

Favourite movie?

The Princess Bride

Something not many people know about you? 

I don’t like fairy bread

Why are you a youth leader? 

I want to be able to share my faith with my young guys and see them grow and draw nearer to God

Harry

Year 9

What is your favourite youth night?

The Amazing Race. I love a good competition night and racing around trying to collect clues!

Most unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

I once ate 63 chicken nuggets to win a competition

Why are you a youth leader?

I love getting alongside young people and seeing them grow more on fire for God

Kiani

Year 10

Something that not many other people have experienced?

I once caught a shark with my bare hands

What is your favourite youth night?

Skills night! I love teaching useful life skills to the kids

Why are you a youth leader?

My personal relationship with God brings me fulfilment and joy that nothing else can. I hope to demonstrate and share this to the youth so that they will be inspired to pursue their own relationship with Jesus

Hamish

Year 11

Favourite food?

Chicken/pork adobo (traditional filipino dish)

Something that not many other people have experienced?

I once went caged-diving with great white sharks in South Africa

Why are you a youth leader?

In a world where we can be heavily influenced by a lot of things. I chose to be a youth leader because I believe it is such a great opportunity to spend time with the youth and to be able to share with them who Jesus is and what the Gospel is all about. And I pray that through the times I spend with these kids, in some small way, I am able to help be a positive influence in their lives.

Franco

Year 11

August Prayer Night Update

We are so excited that, with the lifting of restrictions, we are able to gather together for our August Prayer & Worship Nights! Please wear a mask at all times when on the premises and make sure to sign in using the QLD check in app. 

We look forward to drawing near to God together.
















Favourite way to spend your time?

Needlepoint and crocheting

What is your occupation?

Law/psych student

Why are you a youth leader?

I love helping others grow in their faith

Beth

Year 10

Something that not many other people know about you?

I like to write books but I have never finished one!

What is your favourite youth night?

Lifegroup weeks because they were times when our group could learn more about each other and have our own fun activities.

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to be someone who helps and disciples high school teens on their journey, in their faith, in whatever the do, like how my past youth leaders did for me

Josh

Youth Band

Favourite food?

I love Hawaiian Pizza

Something that not many other people know about you?

I failed maths in year 7 but am now studying education at uni

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to be a mentor to high school students as they journey through their God-given lives. I want to be there if they ever need encouragement as my mentor was to me. ( 2 Corinthians 1:4 )

Eagan

Year 7

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young adults!

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multicultural ministry!

Favourite food?

Rice and tofu, because you can cook so many dishes with it and coconut because you can eat it and drink it in many types of dishes.

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

I have won several youth limbo competitions in the past.

Why are you a youth leader?

I am a youth leader because I want to lead the youth congregation in a time of worship, hoping to bring them closer to God.

Chris

Youth Band

Favourite way to spend your time?

Climbing, exploring, hiking

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

Cut lolly snakes with a chainsaw

Why are you a youth leader?

To be a mentor to the next generation and influence young people in a positive way.

Zach

Year 7

Something not many people know about you?

I do kickboxing

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

Learn swing dancing

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to support and spur on the youth in their faith

Jemma

Year 7

Favourite way to spend your time?

Swimming at the beach/creek

Something not many people know about you?

I’ve never been to a hairdresser

Why are you a youth leader?

I think it’s a challenging stage of life where there are so many different influences and It’s so important for the youth to know that they are loved by God and His church. I’d like to help show this to the kids by being there for them. I love the Alive Youth set up, that focuses on mentoring for each year level and shows love to the youth.

Belle

Year 8