Questions about life? Try Alpha.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a basic introduction to the Christian faith – what C.S. Lewis called "mere Christianity." The parish runs the Alpha course twice a year.
All guests are welcome for a great video and an open dialogue about life's big questions in a friendly, welcoming online setting. It's no pressure, no cost, and you're more than welcome to just come check out the first few sessions to see if it's for you.
What happens at Alpha?
When you get online for Alpha on Zoom, you'll be welcomed to the call by our team of volunteers and spend a few minutes chatting with the large group or in smaller groups. After about 10 minutes, we'll start the Alpha video which can run anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. When the video finishes you'll be sent to a small group "breakout room" to discuss the video for about half an hour, at which point your small group host will wrap up the session.
Can I bring a friend?
Of course! We'd love to have your friend join us for Alpha. Please have them register so they also receive the Zoom link and we know to let them in from the waiting room on the Zoom call.
I missed the first few weeks of Alpha. Can I join Alpha in the fourth week?
We generally close online registration for Alpha after the third week. This is because at this point relationships have begun to form in the small groups, and the first few videos of Alpha are foundational to the rest of the sessions. If you missed the first few sessions we'd love to see you at a future Alpha or invite you into the community however we can; get in touch!
I'd like to volunteer at Alpha. How can I get involved?
We'd love to have you on the Alpha volunteer team! The number of "table" hosts we require for online Alpha depends on the number of registrants we have; please contact Krista if you are interested in volunteering. We are also so grateful for your prayers for our team and participants, so know that if you aren't able to serve at this time we appreciate you uniting with us in prayer.
I have more questions! Who can I talk to?
Ready to try Alpha?
Alpha runs at CTR a few times a year. Please check back to see when the next Alpha session will happen, or check out one of the other options for exploring faith below!