Alpha

Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Do you wonder where God is in your life; in the world?

An opportunity to explore the meaning of life

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Alpha seeks to help answer life’s questions:
Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Where is God in all this?

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It is a series of sessions focused on questions of life, faith, and meaning. Each session includes time to connect, watch a talk on video, and share any thoughts or questions you have.

It is a space to share thoughts, questions, doubts, hopes, and fears.

Over 1 million people in Canada have experienced Alpha, and millions more have taken Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe.

Alpha is a way to inspire and equip churches to create a space where people from any background can encounter Jesus. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, and provides a common expression of faith.

What does an Alpha Session look like?

Connection

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It’s no different at Alpha. Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax, and build friendships.

Content

The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?

Conversation

The discussion time is an opportunity for people to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.

Our Fall Series is Underway

Weekly on Thursdays

October 6 until December 8, 2022

In-person: 6:00pm – 8:30pm (including dinner)

or Online: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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#ServeonAlpha

Alpha Returns to In-Person this Fall – WE NEED YOU!

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It is no small task to host an Alpha and it requires many hands to make sure that we can give our guests the best opportunity to encounter Jesus and the Holy Spirit through Alpha.

We know that people want to be together again, to share a meal and have inspired conversation.

This is our plan and this is our hope – But we need you to help us begin anew!

(in-person or online) Host or Helper

The discussion time is an opportunity for people to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.

If you have already experienced Alpha, we are looking for leaders to help welcome our guests and facilitate the conversations during the discussion time.

Food Preparation Team Lead

Food Preparation Team

A key component of Alpha is to share a meal with our guests. We need support from a Team to:

  • set up the space
  • prepare the meal
  • serve the meal
  • clean-up
Child-minding Team

We are looking for volunteers who can be with children of our Alpha guests during our sessions. Activities will be planned. Volunteers will be screened according to the Safe Environment Policy of the Diocese of London, including a Police Information Check. Volunteers who are under the age of 18 will be led by adult volunteers.


#InvitetoAlpha

5 Tips to Inviting Guests

If you want to invite a friend, family member or neighbour to church, small group or Alpha, whether online or in person, you may wonder how do I get them to actually connect?

And on a more personal level, What if they say no? What if they ask questions that I’m not prepared to answer? How will my invitation impact our relationship?

On Alpha, we know that historically 80% of guests have come on because someone has invited them. It was a real conversation with a real person that
made a real difference. The best invitations are rooted in relationships, but here are some practical steps.