Got questions about life?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s rare to find time to think, and talk, about the big questions of life; about faith and reason and God and meaning. But we are built for it and that's what Alpha is all about. It happens in a friendly, open, and informal environment with no pressure, no follow up and with no charge. And you'll find that everyone is welcome at Alpha.
Or join us this fall on Sunday nights, starting September 17, from 5:30-7:45pm. We'll be meeting at Doug and Joyce's house: 1124 SW 47th Ave., Portland, OR 97219. Dinner is free every week. Let us you're coming so we have enough grub!
What does Alpha look like?
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 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?
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.