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Free Introductory Dinner January 10th @ 6PM in the Outreach Center!


Register online here!

Or call us at 417-881-6800. It is not necessary to register to attend the Alpha Dinner but is to take the Alpha Course.

Childcare Provided and Transportation Available.

What is the Alpha Dinner?

Preceding every Alpha Course is an Introductory Alpha Dinner giving any and every one an opportunity to learn more about the Alpha Course through an evening that includes a free meal, video teaching, testimonies from people’s who have experienced life change through Alpha, and an invitation to sign up for the Alpha Course.

What is the Alpha Course?

The Alpha Course is 11 sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each week looks at a different question that people often have about Christianity and is designed to create an open, informal and honest space to explore life’s big questions together.

What happens at an Alpha Session?

Every session begins with a meal, then transitions into a video teaching from Nicky Gumbel, the leader and creator of Alpha, then closes with a time of group discussion in an open, relaxed environment designed to allow anyone to share their thoughts and ask questions about that session’s topic.

What is the schedule* and topics covered on the Course?

Week 1 / Jan 17 / Who is Jesus?
Week 2 / Jan 24 / Why did Jesus die?
Week 3 / Jan 31 / How can we have faith?
Week 4 / Feb 7 / Why and how do I pray?
Week 5 / Feb 14 / Why and how should I read the Bible?

Week 6 / Feb 21 / How does God guide us?
Week 7 / Feb 28 / How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
Week 8 / Mar 7 / How can I resist evil?
Week 9 / Mar 14 / Why & how should we tell others?
Week 10 / Mar 21 / Does God heal today?
Week 11 / Mar 28 / What about the church?

* All Wednesday sessions are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Food

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. Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.

Talk

The talks are designed to engage guests and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video, all for free. 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?

Discussion

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.