Dates: Tuesday evenings from February 1st to March 22nd (including an Extended Alpha Session on Saturday March 19th)
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Place: Alpha In-Person or Online (Zoom)
*Note that you will be able to choose whether to attend in-person or online, based on your comfort level, when you register.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions ANYONE CAN JOIN TO explorE the basics of the Christian faith
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create space 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 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 look like?
Whether online or in person, you'll be warmly welcomed; it's fun to connect as a big group, break the ice and say hello to each other. Enjoy an open, light-hearted atmosphere that we will all build together.
Next, we'll break into smaller groups of 6-10 people. These will be the people you'll watch the videos with, discuss with, and come to know well through the 9 weeks of the Alpha Course.
The videos are less than 30 minutes and each video introduces a big question that will frame the discussion to follow. For example, the first session “Is there more to life than this?” begins a discussion on expectations and what we are seeking in life. The videos are great quality—check out the trailer below for a sample.
People will be joining of all backgrounds, ethnicities, faiths and world views. Probably the most important part of any Alpha is preserving the freedom to share respectfully delivered thoughts and ideas without being "corrected" or "judged". Be free to debate and explore. Allow your thoughts to be questioned. Be honest, be friendly, listen well and respect others.
The discussion time may feel short once you get going, but you will have opportunities to continue the conversation through technology or one-on-one (following provincial health order guidelines) throughout the week. It's up to you on how much you want to lean in, no pressure.