2 Alphas To Choose From!
2 Sessions of Alpha Are Available This Fall:
Freedom Church Campus Alpha : Beginning September 15th
Marbella Villa Apartment Complex: Beginning September 5th
Every Alpha session has three key elements: food, a talk, and discussion:
young, old, single, married, Christian, atheist, skeptic, Jewish, Muslim, everyone is welcome.
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and donuts, 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 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 I have faith?
Probably the most important part of any Alpha is 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
Q: Who Can Come To Alpha?
A: Alpha is for everyone, really! Men and women, students or adults, everyone can relate to this.
Q: HOW LONG IS ALPHA?
A: Alpha will run for approximately 11 sessions on Sundays or Thursdays (depending which campus you choose). Most sessions will last about two hours. Alpha begins with a meal and social time. We will then share a video topic that lasts approximately half an hour, followed by another half hour or so of discussion time among small groups.
Q: Is Childcare Available?
Q: HOW MUCH IS ALPHA?
A: Alpha is free! However, all of our meals will be a potluck dinner, so regular attendees are encouraged to bring food to contribute to the dinner!
Q: Who will I sit with?
A: We will assign everyone to a table group that they will sit with over the course of the class. This will help with seeing the same familiar faces to get to know each other better. Groups will be organized in similar life stages (couples, singles, young, and old!).
Q: Can I come after week 1?
A: Of course- you are more than welcome to jump in after the classes begin.
Q: Can I invite others to Alpha?
A: Yes! Invite friends, this is an open class!
Q: Who organizes the food?
A: Our meals will be a potluck-style dinner. Regular attendees are encouraged to bring food to contribute!
Q: WILL I HAVE TO TALK?
A: No! You are welcome to sit back and enjoy the conversations, but you are more than welcome to contribute!
Q: Who can I contact with other questions?
A: Freedom Church Campus: You can email Pastor Bryce Washum at Bryce.Washum@findfreedom.church
Marbella Villa Community: You can email Pastor Richard Shelton at Richard.Shelton@findfreedom.church