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. 

2022-23 Alpha Opportunities

This Fall 2022, 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. Bring a friend or neighbor to our Intro to Alpha Dinner on Sept. 20 at 6 pm to find out what Alpha is all about! Register today!!

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

Starting January 2023, 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, January-April, 2023
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)
Summer 2023

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!

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:

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. After Alpha, your group can decide if they want to continue meeting weekly during Wednesdays@West Side for regular A2/After Alpha class.