Got Questions? Alpha is Here

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at 6:30p

 

Do you want to better understand your purpose in life?

Have you ever had questions about the Christian faith?

Do you want to grow closer to God?
Have you ever had questions about the Christian faith?
 

 

If you can answer yes to any of those questions, Alpha might be for you.  If you have been on the Christian journey a long time but still have questions, Alpha might be for you.  If you or someone else you know might be interested in exploring some of life's most difficult questions along with others with similar things on their mind, Alpha might be for you.  

 

Alpha is a 9-week topical examination of the Christian faith. There are several great things about Alpha. We eat together, watch a video teaching, and talk about our questions of life in small groups. The food is provided by the church. This series of sessions is for adults but let us know if you'd like to attend with kids so that we can plan for childcare at our upcoming series.

 

Our Alpha classes are held on Wednesday nights and we will meet at The Albion Oak Park, 1000 Lake Street, Common Room (the northwest corner of Lake and Forest Ave). There is street parking and a parking garage across the street on Forest. We'll begin with food and casual conversation at 6:30pm. Come and meet new friends. Come and get back in the game of life and faith with Alpha! We look forward to seeing you there.

 

 A new group will kick off on February 15th.  Let us know you're coming by registering below. Looking forward to seeing you then! 

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over nine weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

Where does Alpha meet?

We will meet in the common room of a local apartment building in the heart of downtown Oak Park:  1000 Lake Street., The Albion Oak Park.

What does an Alpha night look like?

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. We start with food, because food is a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Talk – The teaching 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 we have faith? 

Conversation – 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. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.  Alpha is a no-judgment zone.

Alpha is all about the Questions

...and we search for answers together each week.

Is there more to life than this?
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can I have faith?
Why and how do I pray?
Does God heal today?
Why and how should I read the Bible?
How does God guide us?
Who is the Holy Spirit and how can I be filled with it?
How can I resist evil?
Why and how should I tell others?

Why Alpha?

"Great people, food, environment and if you are observant you will see God at work."

 

"It’s a time to totally focus on what it means to be a Christian and to learn how to be a better Christian"

"A great time away to further your relationship with Christ and getting to know each other"

 

"If you need a spiritual shot in the arm or a starting off point for new believers this will complete your alpha experience!"

"It was a great experience. The lessons were taught in a casual atmosphere that made learning about Jesus and the Holy Spirit easy and enjoyable. I became acquainted with people at church that I’d never had the opportunity to talk with before. New friendships were formed and old friendships were deepened in our journey to God."