The Alpha Course

Alpha Course

Dates: Tuesdays, October 20th - December 1st & Alpha Saturday November 28th
Time: 7:30pm - 9pm
Place: The Centre (777 Homer Street) for Alpha (in-person) or on ZOOM for Alpha Online
Entry: 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 those discussions. This group will be a touch point for you process the questions that you have 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

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

How will it work?

The talks (videos) are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. There are ten interactive sessions exploring different aspects of the Christian faith. Usually around 30 minutes long, the talks explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “Is there more to life than this?”. Watch the promo 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. 
  • Sanitization of furniture and surfaces.
  • Intentional traffic flow arrangement and markings.

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 about the talk 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!