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 discussion. It’s totally free, and regardless of your experience with faith or background, everyone is welcome. 

2022 Alpha Opportunities

ALPHA YOUTH for HIGH SCHOOLERS (grades 9-12)
Starting Feb. 23, each Wednesday you can join us for dinner, an interesting video, and great conversation with other teens who have questions about life and faith. Your friends are welcome to join you – just let us know they are coming.

Wednesdays, Feb. 23-May 4
Dinner starts at 5:15 pm in West Side North (615 Wright Ave – single-story building)
Alpha video and discussion from 6:00-7:30 pm in West Side South High School room (603 Wright Ave – the 2-story building)

YOUNG ADULT ALPHA (ages 18-25)
Coming in early June!
This Alpha is a fun place for young adults to get together one night a week to enjoy great snacks and friendship over the summer. We’ll watch the Alpha video together with plenty of time for discussion. Bring your friends and try it out!

ALPHA for ADULTS
This fall, join us on Tuesdays evenings for dinner (plus dessert!), a short video, and small group discussion. Childcare may be provided on an as-needed basis. 

SIGN UP using our REGISTRATION FORM and we will email you a reminder when YOUR ALPHA is starting. 

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! 

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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.

LIFE GROUPS

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.