Dates: Tuesdays, April 13th - June 22nd (Including an Alpha Saturday on May 22nd)
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Place: Alpha Online starting on ZOOM!
Registration will be opening soon!
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about life, faith and God. Each session includes a video that looks at a different question and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure and no charge; it’s just a place to be open, informal, and honest as we explore life’s big questions together.
You will you join a group of 6-10 other people that will be with you throughout the Alpha Course. 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 ONLINE look like?
Due to COVID-19 we won't be having a meal together like you normally would at an in-person Alpha. Have your dinner beforehand, then follow the provided zoom link on your preferred personal device to connect with the larger group. You'll be warmly welcomed, it's so much fun to join the larger group to break the ice and receive a warm welcome from each other and the Alpha team.
Next, we'll break into the smaller groups of 6-10 people. These will be the people you'll watch the videos with, discuss with, and come to know through the 11 weeks of the Alpha Course.
The 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 15 videos that address the big questions like “Is there more to life than this?”, “Who is Jesus?”, and “Why and how do I pray?”.
People will be joining of all backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths and world views. Probably the most important part of any Alpha is the freedom to share thoughts and ideas without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything, but it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective. Be free to debate and explore. Be honest, be friendly, listen well and respect others. The discussion time may feel short, but you will have opportunities to continue the conversation through digital chat or 1 on 1 throughout the week.
The Alpha Saturday will be an all day event on May 22nd, 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. Maybe even meet in person!
Full details on the Alpha Saturday will be given to you by your group leaders during the course.
Who Will You Invite?
- What about that long time friend who just doesn't see things the same way you do?
- What about that family member who falls asleep during the Sermon every week?
- What about that person you'd like to spend some time with and get to know?
- What about that coworker who has been asking questions, but you just haven't connected?
- What about that person who has been down, or a little lonely, or feeling a little isolated?