The Alpha course is a 15-session practical introduction to the Christian faith developed by Holy Trinity Brompton church in London. Alpha is designed into a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha provides an opportunity for anyone to explore the meaning of life in the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening setting over ten thought-provoking weekly sessions with a day or weekend away. It runs in churches, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Typically, an Alpha session includes time of fellowship, a short talk and a discussion at the end where people can share their thoughts regarding the Christian faith. The talks are designed to encourage discussions and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly comfortable environment.
CCMP is a community based participatory development approach aims at building relations between the church and the community so that they can begin to initiate and sustain appropriate development initiatives in their area. The process strongly advocates for the use of indigenous or locally available resources for the development initiatives thus encourage maximization of community’s potential and fight against dependence syndrome. The process initially starts with the empowerment of the church to understand her spiritual and physical mandate for her immediate community. It will be incumbent upon the local church to engage her community so that they can discuss, plan and implement appropriate development which will empower the local community people. Through a series of bible studies and meetings people come to discuss, analyse, gather information and dream dreams for transformation that help them take charge of their situation by undertaking initiatives which would lead them to improve their living standards holistically instead of waiting for external assistance