ALPHA

Alpha

What Is Alpha?

Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon found in more than 169 countries and runs in tens of thousands of locations and churches of all denominations. It is an interactive course that allows people the opportunity to explore questions about life and the Christian faith in an open and informal setting. Alpha meets Monday nights in the fall.

Alpha is about making friends, eating together, and the opportunity to learn through discussion.

Everyone Is Welcome at Alpha

Bear Grylls is a British adventurer, writer, and television presenter from Northern Ireland. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild. Alpha made a difference in his life

Watch the video and find out more.

Alpha is specifically designed for individuals with questions about Christianity or those who want to grow stronger in their Christian faith, regardless of their background or beliefs. What is more, there is no charge for Alpha — dinner is on us! 

What Happens at Alpha?


  • Alpha starts with a simple meal, shared with new friends.
  • Then there is a short talk that explores big questions about the Christian faith.
  • Finally, people gather into small groups where they have the opportunity to share their thoughts and further discuss what they heard in the talk. People can feel free to talk or just listen during this time.

What Topics Are Covered?


  • Is There More to Life Than This?
  • Who Is Jesus?
  • Why Did Jesus Die?
  • Why and How Do I Pray?
  • Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
  • How Can I Resist Evil?
  • Does God Heal Today?

Want to Know More?


We were hoping you might say that. Alpha meets Monday nights at 6:00 pm starting in September and ending in November. Nursery is available by reservation for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. If you require a nursery, please complete the nursery reservation portion of the registration form. If you would like information about the Alpha Course, please contact Rev. Matt Rusch at mrusch@sthelenas1712.org or call him at 843-522-1712.
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