What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.
Alpha is a place to ask questions without judgement.
What Happens At Alpha?
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 are presented as an engaging, 30-minute 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
There is no cost to attend ALPHA. If you wish to make an optional contribution toward the cost of the meal a collection basket will be provided.
Registered attendees will be emailed a link to each week’s video at the end of every session so you will be able to catch up before the next meeting. Keep in mind that much of the benefit of ALPHA is found in the discussion time after the video so it’s important to miss as few as possible.
Yes. If you know you will miss the first session (or more) email us to receive videos you miss.
No. Everyone is welcome! We want you to be able to share your own beliefs to the degree you are comfortable and to respectfully listen to what others share about themselves.
Thank you for your interest in helping making ALPHA a success. Team members work together to publicize, cook, serve, set up, clean up, facilitate our small groups, and most of all pray for those who attend. Training is available.
Please email ALPHA@stjosephsomerspoint.org or call the office during normal business hours.
Tuesdays 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Jan 17, 2023 – Is there more to life than this?
Jan 24, 2023 – Who is Jesus?
Feb 7, 2023 – Why did Jesus Die?
Feb 14, 2023 – How can I have faith?
Feb 21, 2023 – Why and how do I pray?
Feb 28, 2023 – Why and how should I read the bible?
Mar 7, 2023 – How does God guide us?
Mar 11-12, 2023 – Alpha Day Away (Saturday & Sunday 1pm)
Mar 14, 2023 – How can I resist evil?
Mar 21, 2023 – Why and how should I tell others?
Mar 28, 2023 – Does God heal today?
Apr 4, 2023 – What about the Church?