What to expect
A typical Alpha
Alpha runs all over the world, and has brought great joy to many people who gave the course a chance. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
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.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. 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: 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. You may remain silent the entire time if you wish. It is your time to listen, observe, and reflect.
Alpha course for the Fall will run for 10 Monday evenings in Our Lady of Peace school, starting 9/13/21. We will start with a meal at 6:30PM and promise to be finished no later than 8:30. We know life is busy.