Life. Faith. Meaning.
Everyone Has Questions
We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
First Up There is - 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. Most sessions start with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
Then a - TALK
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, 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 from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
Followed by a - 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 (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Wednesday, September 26
Alpha begins with Taste of Alpha evening*. Continuing each Wednesday evening 7-9pm (*childcare will be available)
Oct 3 – December 12,
(including a short Retreat) November 9 (evening) thru November 10 (daytime) Note: You will find a warm welcome to Alpha at MCC. Everything, including all our delicious home-made desserts and beverages, are provided free of charge, including accommodations and meals at the Retreat. We hope you will join us!
MCC Warehouse, 800 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids Get Directions
If you have questions about Alpha at MCC, please email our Alpha Coordinator at: