The Alpha Course creates a space for honest and open conversations about life’s biggest questions. Everyone is welcome and no questions are off limits.  Starting in February, this course will be offered on Sunday nights from 6-8 PM for 11 weeks at the Hyde Park Vineyard.  The evenings will include a great meal, an engaging video presentation, and an opportunity for open discussion.  

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What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of group conversations that explore life, spirituality, and faith through a Christian lens. We meet online over 11 weeks to watch a short video and look at a different question that is designed to create conversation and discussion.

Is Alpha for me? 

Alpha is a safe place, and all are welcome. Millions of people have attended Alpha course from all backgrounds, religions and diverse views. We create a non-judgmental and open environment where it’s easy for anyone who is atheist, skeptic, or just curious about faith to explore questions of life with new friends. Participants come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, and the claims of Jesus.

How much does it cost?

Alpha is free to attend – the cost is 2 hours of your time each week.

Dates and Times:

Sunday evenings 6-8pm starting February 4th until April 21st, except March 31st due to Easter

What can I expect?

Each week we will follow a similar format

6:00 pm: WELCOME and DINNER - Get to meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy a meal together over casual conversation!

6:45 pm: WATCH - Small film with big ideas

7:15 pm: DISCUSS - At your table your host will lead a conversation where you can share your thoughts on faith and life and hear from others. You are free to say whatever you like, or as little as you like and listen to the views of others. 

8:00 pm: WRAP - Until next week

What is discussed?

Over the 11 weeks of the Alpha, participants explore the following topics:

  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What’s the purpose of church?