The Alpha Course

Alpha Course

Dates: Tuesdays, October 20th - December 1st & Alpha Saturday November 28th
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Place: At The Centre (777 Homer Street) for Alpha In-person or on ZOOM for Alpha Online
Entry: For Alpha In-person, enter through the North Entrance (North of the Main Entrance on Homer Street)

North Entrance Location Map

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Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith

Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Alpha this fall may be a little different from a pre Covid-19 Alpha as you join a group of 5-9 other people to have discussions. Your group will go deeper each week as you process the questions that you have, hear from others and keep the conversation going—if you choose to—throughout the week.

What Does A Typical night of Alpha looks like?

Due to Covid-19

When you register you will have the option to join Alpha at The Centre or connect over ZOOM for Alpha Online. Due to COVID-19 we won't be having a meal together like you normally would at an in-person Alpha. Both will be starting at 7:30pm so you can have your dinner beforehand. 

How will it work?

The talks (videos) are short, less than 30 minutes, and are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Between our Tuesday sessions and Alpha Saturday, we will go through 10 interactive sessions that address the big questions like “Is there more to life than this?”, “Who is Jesus?”, and “Why and how do I pray?”. Watch the promo video below for an idea of what the videos will be like.

Alpha at The Centre: We'll meet up at 777 Homer street to watch the video and have a conversation together while following all Covid-19 guidelines on gathering together safely. Here are a few of the guidelines in place:

  • Observe physical distancing (2 meters).
  • All attendees have a mask to wear in case physical distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
  • Available sanitizing stations & hand washing facilities. 
  • Furniture and surfaces will be sanitized before arrival.
  • Intentional traffic flow with markings are in place.

Alpha Online: Each week you'll watch a video on your personal device, then have a discussion with your group online over ZOOM. For Alpha Online you will need to have access to a digital device and internet connection. 

Discussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective. Debate and explore. Be honest, be friendly, listen well. Though the discussion time may feel short, you can continue the discussion with your group throughout the week.



ALPHA SATURDAY

The Alpha Saturday will be an all day event on November 28th, with multiple videos to view and space for activities, reflection and response.

As you reach the end of our 7 weeks together, you may feel different than when you started, and your discussion time with your group may be a little more open and transparent. The Saturday sessions are a wonderful opportunity to spend more time in the group setting, ask additional questions, reflect on what you have learned, and respond.

Full details on the Alpha Saturday will be given to you by your group leaders during the course.


Who Will You Invite? 

Alpha is such a great opportunity to bring out a friend! Why go alone when you can go together... and if Alpha isn't for you, it's surely for someone you know!