September 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
What to Expect
Alpha is for anyone, whether you consider yourself a skeptic, curious about faith, or a growing Christ-follower, this is a place to invite your friends and interact with others and learn from different perspectives. Each session involves a meal, a teaching session, and discussion on the topic. During the COVID-19 Precaution period, these groups will meet online.
What is Alpha? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure or follow up. Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Alpha is nine sessions and includes dinner, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts and ask your questions. Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage exploration of the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest, and informal environment.
Who should come to Alpha? 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, and the claims of Jesus. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that changes their 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. Everyone is welcome.
How much does Alpha Cost? There is no charge for attending the Alpha course. For in-person groups, if you can contribute $5 to help cover the cost of the meal that’s fine; if not feel free to be our guest.
What topics are discussed?
Over the nine weeks of Alpha, participants explore the following talks:
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?
Who is the Holy Spirit? What does he do?
How can I resist evil?
Why and how should I tell others?
What about the church?
Questions? Email Jeff Klein or call 630-600-5100.