Alpha at Transfiguration

Our next Alpha session begins August 17, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on the top floor of the Family Life Center.

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What is Alpha?

 

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions where young adults, ages 18-35, have the opportunity to explore life and Christian faith freely in a friendly and informal environment. Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you work, are in school, or somewhere in between. Alpha is for everyone!

 

What to Expect

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Food

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.

Talk

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?

 

Discussion

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.

 

Learn More

 

Q: How does an Alpha session Work?

A: An Alpha session lasts for 1.5 hours. You come for a meal, watch a short video, and share your thoughts on the talk with your table (who you will meet at the first session).

Most people come nervous! So no worries.

During the discussion portion of the session, you can ask your table mates and questions you want. Your session host will ensure the discussion ends on time. 

 

Q: How much does Alpha cost?

A: Great news! Alpha is free. However there will be a "day away" that will have a cost per person, but we never want money to prevent anyone from attending Alpha, so we've got you covered if you need.

 

Q: I am coming and will not know anybody else. Is that normal?

A: Yes! Most people come to Alpha without knowing anybody else on the course. By the end of the course, most people become good friends. Alpha is a great way to meet new people.

 

Q: Do I have to talk and share my thoughts?

A: No! You may remain silent if you wish.

 

Q: Can I just 'come and see' for the first week?

A: Yes! Just register to let us know you're coming

 

Q: What if I got for a week or two and don't want to continue?

At any point, if you think Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge... promise!

 

Q: What if I missed the first week?

A: It doesn't matter if you missed the first week of Alpha- you can catch up online. Anyone is able to register up until session 3 (week 3); after that we would encourage you to check back on this website and sign up for our next Alpha course, and start from session 1 (week 1). 

 

Q: What if I go for a week or two and don't want to continue?

A: At any point, if you think Alpha isn't for you, that's not a problem. There's no problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge... promise!

 

Q: What is I missed the first week?

A: It doesn't matter if you missed the first week of Alpha- you can catch up online. Anyone is able to register up until session 3 (week 3); after that we would encourage you to check back on this website and sign up for our next Alpha course, and start from session 1 (week 1).

 

Q: Is there childcare available?

A: Yes, make sure to sign up when you register! 

 

Q: I have more questions. Who do I contact?

A: Questions can be directed by email to the Transfiguration Alpha coordinator, Lynn Hinchey