Alpha

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in an informal, fun, and friendly environment.

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WHAT HAPPENS AT ALPHA?

A typical Alpha consists of a meal, a short talk about the Christian faith, and small group discussion. During the discussion time, guests are encouraged to share their honest thoughts on the topic and on how they experience and understand the world. The idea is to have open and honest discussion that encourages people from various backgrounds to share and explore their ideas together. No question or comment is out of bounds, and guests are free to discuss as much or as little as they wish.

WHO IS ALPHA FOR?

Alpha is for everyone. We don’t assume any background knowledge of or belief in Christianity, and everyone is welcome. Alpha is especially for people who would not call themselves Christians and for people who still have big questions about the Christian faith. Alpha is free, and we provide free childcare for those who need it.

HOW LONG IS ALPHA?

Alpha happens over 8 weeks with an optional weekend or day away. Guests are welcome to come to as many or as few weeks as they would like. Though, getting to know the group over the weeks is one of the best parts of Alpha. The weekend or day away is an opportunity to get away from the regular hustle and bustle, to enjoy getting to know your group better and to dig a little deeper into the topics that Alpha has been exploring so far. The weekend includes a few Alpha talks and groups similar to what we do on Alpha nights. The weekend includes plenty of down time to take walks, play games, hangout or just relax.

WHEN DOES ALPHA HAPPEN?

MDPC hosts three Alphas each year, usually on Tuesday nights. You can learn more about upcoming Alphas below. If you would like to get updates about upcoming Alphas click the link at the top of the page.

If you are interested in Alpha but can’t make the one at MDPC, visit www.alphausa.org/try to find an Alpha near you or contact Dan Aikins to learn about other Alphas in the area.

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