What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of conversations that explore life, spirituality and faith in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. It’s a chance to be open about the big questions in life. Each week there is a short video that is meant to promote discussion. Afterwards, there is time to ask questions and share your thoughts in a small group video chat. It’s totally free, and regardless of your experience with faith or background, everyone is welcome. 

This fall you can experience Alpha in a live, interactive online format. We’d love to have you join us for Alpha Online on Tues., Sept. 21, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom. You can join from the comfort of your home and just see if Alpha is for you – a fun evening where there is no pressure to come back each week. You will need an internet connection and a device (computer, tablet, or smart phone) to join in. Technology help is available if you’re not familiar with Zoom – it’s fun and easy! Alpha will continue each Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 pm through early December. Fill out the registration form at right, and we will email you a link to join the conversation. 

For more information, contact Shawn Bassler at sbassler@westside1.org. 

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is for everyone! Questioning, skeptical, or wanting to learn more about Christian faith? Are you looking for a place to ask your tough questions about life or faith? Alpha is for you! 

Register for Alpha Online:

Volunteer at Alpha

We need your help in making Alpha happen! Would you like to make new friends and have fun on Tuesday nights? Contact Shawn Bassler at sbassler@westside1.org to find out about volunteer opportunities at Alpha.


Are you looking to join a small group where you can get connected with new friends at West Side and meet new people? Come to Alpha! Whether you’re new to faith or a long-time Christian, we have a small group for you. When COVID restrictions are lifted, your group can decide whether to stay on Zoom or start meeting in person.