What is Alpha?                                                                             

Alpha is a practical introduction to the Christian faith. Our intent with Alpha is to provide an opportunity to explore what authentic Christianity is all about

Alpha is a safe place to ask honest questions about life , faith, and God.

Along the way there will be great opportunities for meeting new friends and learning together.

But really, what’s it about?

  • It’s for anyone interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. Adults of all ages are welcome;
  • Learning and laughter. It is possible to learn about the Christian faith and to have fun at the same time;
  • People meeting together. An opportunity to get to know others and to make new friends;
  • Helping one another. The small groups give you a chance to discuss issues raised during the talks;
  • Asking anything. Alpha is a place where no question is seen as too simple or too hostile.

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone! It’s especially geared to:

  • People interested in investigating Christianity;
  • Newcomers to the church;
  • New Christians;
  • Those who feel that they have never really got going as a Christian;
  • Those who want to brush up on the basics.

What happens at Alpha?

There is a series of talks on topics such as:

  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Why Did Jesus Die?
  • Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
  • Why and How Do I Pray?
  • What About the Holy Spirit?
  • How Can I Overcome Evil?
  • Why and How Should I Tell Others?
  • Does God Heal Today?
  • What About the Church?

First we have a meal together and then there is an Alpha talk. After each talk there is a small-group time for everyone to discuss any questions or issues they have. This gives an opportunity to get to know each other and to learn together.

When and Where?

A class began at 6:30pm September 16, 2020, in the house or just outside the house next to Trinity Vineyard, 12 S 7th Ave in St Charles, (just east of St. Charles Public Library). Contact Ed Rak at 708-562-3175 if you are interested in attending the next class. (This class is a free class.)


Online Alpha Resources

For more information on Alpha check out the Alpha web site ( ).