Alpha & Alpha Marriage Course

Try Alpha 

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore spirituality from a Christian perspective.  Typically run over 11-weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is a safe place to ask questions, and everyone is welcome.

 

What to Expect at Alpha

Food
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table or a quick catch-up over coffee, 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.

Talk
The Alpha film series is designed to engage and inspire conversation on big issues around faith. Usually only 30-minutes, these videos unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Discussion
This is probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on a topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously.) It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Begin Your Alpha Journey
Thursday, September 17
7-8:30 p.m.
Outside (Lower-Level, Back Patio)

Light refreshments are included and there’s no cost, feel free to invite a friend! Have questions? Reach out to Reneé at rblanchard@westshorefree.org

Sept 17  Alpha kick-off, Is there more to life than this?
Sept 24  Who is Jesus?
Oct 1      Why did Jesus die?
Oct 8      How can I have faith?
Oct 15    How and why do I pray?
Oct 22    How and why do I read the Bible?
Oct 29    How does God guide us?

Alpha Day Away, Saturday, Oct 31
Who is the Holy Spirit?
What does the Holy Spirit do?
How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?
What about the rest of my life?

Nov 5    How can I resist evil?
Nov 12    Does God heal today?
Nov 18   What about the church?

Alpha Marriage Course

The Alpha Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Each evening includes dinner, a film, and a private conversation with your spouse. Think of this like a date! Learn more about this course. 

Begins Wed, Oct. 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Lobby
($30 for materials, per couple)

(Space Limited to 20 Couples)

For questions, email Matt & Monica at alphamarriage@westshorefree.org.