“Alpha” is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha at Christ UMC includes either a meal or dessert, a short talk and a time for small group discussion where group members can share their thoughts. Alpha covers topics like: “Who is Jesus?,” “Why and How do I Pray?,” and “How Can I Resist Evil?”
This video will help you better understand what Alpha is about
IS ALPHA FOR ME?
Though the course is open to everyone, it is especially geared to:
- People who have questions about life, faith, and our purpose here on earth and honestly, isn't that all of us?
- Newcomers to Christ UMC interested in a short-term small group experience
- People who have questions about Christianity
- Christians who want to brush up on the basics in order to be better witnesses
- Non-believers or Nominal Believers who are interested in Christianity
When Does Alpha Meet?
Sundays, 4:00-6:00 pm (Children's and Youth Programming offered)
On Sunday, January 12th the Alpha course will begin. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall in the Annex Building where there will be refreshments, we can fellowship, worship, create new friends and more! We will watch a presentation of the theme for the week and then break into a small group table-talk time. Our evening will close with a large group time where we recap the evening and share highlights of our experience together.
The topics Alpha covers are:
Is There More to Life Than This?
Who Is Jesus
Why Did Jesus Die?
How Can We Have Faith?
Why and How Do I Pray?
Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
How Does God Guide Us?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Does God Heal Today?
What about the Church?
In the middle of the 11-week study, there will be a one-day “Holy Spirit Retreat” at the church. During that 7-hour session, we will cover the following question: Who Is the Holy Spirit?; What Does the Holy Spirit Do?; How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?; and How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
You can learn more about Alpha at Alpha USAs website here
We look forward to sharing Alpha with you!