What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, that typically runs eleven weeks. Each session looks at a different faith question and is designed to encourage conversation. Alpha is is offered all around the globe, and everyone is welcome!
Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
First up, there’s food!
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, 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.
A Talk/Video: The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. There are videos that are generally thirty minutes long, exploring the big issues around faith, unpacking the basics of Christianity, and addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
Then, Some Discussion: Probably the most important part of any Alpha 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 one of the ways God is bringing people to faith. We love it because it’s fun, interesting, non-threatening, and a natural way to invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member to explore the Christian Faith. And you get to learn, too!
Share Your Faith
Have you ever wondered how you might share your faith with a friend or co-worker? Invite them to join you for 11 weeks of Alpha for dinner & conversation!
We would love to see you come, and bring a friend… Come and see what God will do! Please connect with Nancy Gustafson at 952-5403.