What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of 8 evenings that explore life, spirituality and Jesus is a fun, non-judgmental and open environment. It’s perfect for skeptics, the curious or just anyone who wants to make some new friends. Alpha runs for nine weeks including the Launch dinner. Each evening includes food, a short film and discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts. No question is out of bounds, and you’re free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. There’s no pressure, no commitment and no charge.
Whether it's a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It's no different at Alpha. We start with food because it's a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha experience is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There's no obligation to say anything. And there's nothing you can't say. It's an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Alpha is for everyone!
Maybe you've never read the Bible and you don't even know of questions to ask. Or maybe you've been attending church for years, and you're ready to experience God in a new and deeper way. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, you won't walk away disappointed from our time together. In a fun, relaxed setting, you’ll have a chance to connect with others who are also exploring faith and God. So, bring your questions, and we’ll dig in together.
Come & See!
ALPHA LAUNCH DINNER – Wednesday, April 24 6:30 PM. You’ll receive a confirmation email upon registering with the location of the dinner. Join us for dinner and to hear about what to expect during The Alpha Course, listen to people’s experience with Alpha, and meet new friends. There’s absolutely no pressure if at any point you decide Alpha isn’t for you, and there’s no charge to attend the dinner. If you choose to continue the journey with us you’ll be geographically placed at an Alpha host home where we meet weekly.
CLICK HERE to register for the Alpha Launch Dinner. (Your registration in advance is required to reserve a space at the restaurant.)
Spring 2019 Information
Alpha is an eight week class beginning Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the launch dinner. Following launch night groups will meet in homes, with the exception of two special events. Holy Spirit Night will be Friday, June 7, 6:00-9:00 PM (dinner will be served). No childcare available. We’ll wrap up our journey together for a Celebration Dinner on Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-8:00 PM at Heartland.