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What is ALPHA?
Alpha is a ten-week course designed to create an open and honest dialogue around questions of faith. Each week, we enjoy a meal with those around our table, followed by a 25-minute video exploring a different element of Christianity, like, Why did Jesus die?, How and why should I pray?, and Who is the Holy Spirit?. Then we discuss our thoughts, beliefs, and experiences around our table. High School and Middle School will have separate discussion tables. The beauty is there’s no right or wrong answer, and no question is too big or too basic. Alpha is like a big, interactive dinner party! In the student version, we include games and topics that are geared towards where our students are at.
Who is it for?
Alpha is for 6-12th grade students looking to explore the Christian faith. It’s for people from all backgrounds, religions and viewpoints – both inside and outside the church. Some come because there are elements of their faith they can’t fully understand or explain. Others come because they’re new to faith or their faith has never felt personal. Still others come curious about the claims of Jesus.
Alpha is for your friends! Alpha is best when experienced with a friend. Know someone asking big life questions? Bring them along.
Where can it lead?
Alpha can lead you to a deeper understanding of what you believe and why. It’s our hope through sharing your opinions and experiences – and hearing others do the same – you leave Alpha with a greater ownership of your faith and a desire to share it.
For some, Alpha is where they meet Jesus for the first time. Others discover what it means to return to a faith they seemed to have lost years ago.
Alpha can lead to relationships with new friends! For some, relationships formed around their table last long after the course ends.
What is the impact?
When we take ownership over our faith and become comfortable talking about it with others, our relationship with God takes on new life. We make room for the Holy Spirit to work in our everyday interactions, and we see the value in talking about faith matters with others.