What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore life and the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. Whether you’re just checking it out, new to faith, or coming back to church you are invited. Everyone is welcome.
Who is Alpha for?
Alpha is for anyone who's curious. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish.
How does Alpha work?
Each session on Alpha includes food, a short talk, and a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts. At any point, if you think Alpha isn’t right for you, that’s not a problem. There's no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
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. Sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. 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: 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 (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
When & Where
Alpha will run on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00pm, June 6 - August 8.
Anthem Ventura Office: 230 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001
We all explore, every day. For all our searching – 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 exploring is good. We’re built for it.