What is ALPHA?
The Alpha course meets once a week for 10 weeks. Each evening begins with a dinner followed by a short message that looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith. This is followed by discussion in a small group setting where everyone is welcome to dialogue and ask questions. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment. Frequently asked questions are: Is there a God? Why am I here? What about other religions? What is my purpose?
Who is ALPHA for?
Alpha is for anyone. People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. Participants come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. Many guests have never been to church, others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith or simply aren’t able to articulate why they believe what they believe. Other guests are new to following Jesus and looking to establish a firm foundation for growth. Everyone is welcome.
How much will ALPHA cost?
There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. A donation of $5 for dinner is requested each week to help cover the cost for the meal.
What is discussed?
Over the 10 weeks of the Alpha, participants explore the following topics and more:
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can we have faith?
Why and how do I pray?
Why and how should I read the Bible?
How does God guide us?
We run Alpha twice a year in the Fall and Spring. Our Spring Session is wrapping up soon but you can register now for the Fall Session in September.
Looking for more information? Email our Small Groups Pastor, Sean DelBeccaro.