December 13, 2017

Alpha Runs Here This Fall!


Exploring is good. We’re built for it. Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.
RVCC invites you to join us to do just that.

On Wednesday evenings this fall, starting September 6 at 6:30, we’ll be running a class called, “Alpha.” Maybe you’ve heard of it, or even had a friend that has participated at some point. Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe and everyone is welcome. It is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith.

Typically run over eleven weeks, each Alpha talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment.

Alpha is for anyone who’s curious. The talks are designed to encourage debate and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest and informal environment.

What to expect: A typical Alpha
Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

First up there’s 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 it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a Talk
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. 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?

And Finally 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. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Contact the church office with questions or if you would like to join us starting Wedensday, September 6th at 6:30pm!