Alpha

Begin Your Alpha Journey Now!



 

Especially here in the Northwest, faith isn't a popular topic of conversation. It’s understandable. There’s never enough time, is there? We live amidst the beautiful outdoors, an active political climate, a nearby city with a constant checklist of “Things to See and Do.” Not to mention essentials like raising healthy families or working to make ends meet. So when it comes to approaching our faith, scheduling and investing in it often feels like it’s limiting us further, doesn’t it? We gradually lose interest, feel burdened, and maybe start viewing our faith as an inherited obligation rather than something personal and life-giving.

If you feel this tension constantly, or even occasionally, you are not alone. If you have questions, doubts, or struggles with faith or simply with life, you are not alone. There is more. So much more. Somebody that actively wants more for you. If you struggle to find faith in your daily life because of time, or are hung up on a particular question or issue, know that others around you are experiencing that same thing, and haven’t had an occasion to bring it up.

And that’s where we start at Alpha. We invite you to bring your questions, bring your situation, bring yourself, and maybe even bring a friend that might have a different perspective. Faith is encountered exactly where you’re at right now, and we on the Alpha course are creating a space to explore that.

Worldwide, Alpha has been offered in several countries, with venues encompassing coffee shops, bars, schools, conferences, prisons. Many people consider it the catalyst for developing a faith they never had before. Here at St. Joseph, we’re excited to continue and be part of that.

What Happens During Alpha Online?

The Zoom meeting room will open up at 6:30 pm Pacific Standard Time for greetings and catching up with each other. The Alpha program will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

We encourage you to bring your dinner and join in the Zoom so we are essentially having dinner together. More details when you decide to join us.

The program includes talks covering specific themes such as “Is Christianity Relevant? Boring? Untrue?”, “What Evidence Is There for Who Jesus Is?”, “How Do I Pray?”, and "Does God Heal Today?" Many of the speakers incorporate real-life encounters, ranging from the downright humorous to the pains and struggles of continuing to grow in their faith.

Small Group Discussion

Following the talk is an opportunity to share questions, differing viewpoints, and insights from what was presented. It’s a safe place to honestly share and have some meaningful conversation. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey—whether you already have some answers to these questions or you’ve never thought about them or you’ve wondered these very same things—you can benefit from joining others on this weekly quest for meaning, for truth.

Retreat

There will be a retreat about halfway through the 11 weeks. You don’t want to miss this retreat experience!  It will be in a hybrid format this year which depends on our COVID status. You will have all the necessary details when you decide to join us. 

When Does Alpha Start?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Zoom meeting will open at 6:30 pm and Alpha Online will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. PST

Please register below!