What is Alpha?

Alpha gives everyone the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. The Alpha course usually meets once a week for 10 weeks, including a weekend retreat. Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk and time to discuss what’s been taught. During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and no question is considered hostile or too simple. Questions might include “Is there a God?” “Why am I here?” “Where did I come from?” “Where am I going?”

Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. Currently there are more than 60,000 courses run in 169 countries! Alpha is supported by all major denominations and an estimated 18 million people have now attended a course globally. Is it your turn?

Who Is Alpha For?

Alpha is for anyone, and people attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus, and more. Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes life. Others come for the close, long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha course. Many have never been to church. Others may have attended church occasionally but feel they have never really understood the basics of the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome.

What Happens at Alpha?

Each gathering begins with a meal and a chance to get to know others. Then there’s a short talk that looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith each week. This is followed by a time of discussion where everyone is welcome to contribute their opinion and ask questions. This all happens in a small group setting for the duration of the course so people can get to know each other, continue discussions, and deepen friendships. The emphasis is upon exploration and discovery in a relaxed and informal environment.

How Do I Sign-Up for an Alpha Course?

Please sign up below. 

Our Next Course Begins on Wednesday June 19th at 7:30pm at Joy Christian Fellowship, 70 Ivy Lane, Englewood, NJ.  The course is free!

More Alpha Information

You can find out more about Alpha from Sam Lee. We hope you will join us for our next course!