Alpha is a proven means of helping people enter into a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. It has been used in 169 countries (and counting!), communicated in over 112 languages, and experienced by over 25 million people around the world. It is the tool that Christ the King has chosen to use to respond to our Lord’s call, and Bishop Boyea’s call, to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19)
This page is designed to help Christ the King parishioners better understand what Alpha is and how we can all get involved and support it. Click on the links below for more!
What is Alpha?
- A series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith
- For Catholics, non-Catholics, non-Christians, anyone!
- An 11-week commitment, in which individuals meet once a week and includes a day-long retreat
- A form of pre-evangelization and evangelization presented by ordinary Christians
- Discussion involving the whole person—our intellect, our heart, our conscience, and our will
- An opportunity to meet people where they’re at, to share authentic conversation among new friends
- A journey of growing our faith and developing a closer, and deeper relationship with Jesus
You can learn more about Alpha and why we are running it at Christ the King by listening to the homily that Dcn. Dan Foley gave at the 11 am Mass on June 25, 2017.
You can also learn more by watching the trailer below.
Is Alpha Catholic? Our Catholic Context
When are we offering Alpha?
We are in the process of setting up our Winter 2019 Alpha Courses, which begin the week of Feb. 24th. To receive information about our upcoming Alpha courses, just go to our main Alpha page.
How do I invite people to Alpha?
You don’t have to be a theologian to invite people to Alpha. It’s simply a good meal, a video, and then good conversation about life’s most important questions. Each discussion group is led by trained table leaders.
I’m accompanying someone to an Alpha session. Do I need to register us?
Yes, please do! Although we can accommodate a certain number of walk-ins for each session, registering in advance will help us plan for food and activities. To register, go to our main Alpha page and click on the Register button under the Winter Alpha graphic near the top of the page.
If I invite someone to Alpha, do I have to attend with them?
No, you don’t, but you might find that it will be helpful to attend with them. In either case, make sure that your guest and you (if you’re attending) register at www.ctkcc.net/alpha. For more information, contact Pete at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I attend Alpha without inviting someone?
How can I help with Alpha?
It takes the help of many people to run an Alpha session: greeters, food servers, discussion group leaders, childcare helpers, etc. We can use your help, even if you can serve for only one week. For more information on how you can help, contact Pete at email@example.com.
Other ways you can support Alpha are:
Pray for those who will be attending Alpha and for those you could invite.
Accompany someone you are inviting to the Alpha course.