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Explore life, faith, and meaning.

Alpha is a Cedar Valley Core Group that introduces you to the Christian faith. It answers questions like, Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Why and how should I read the Bible? If you or someone you know is looking to explore life and faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment—come check Alpha out and bring your friend with you. You can come for the whole course or just the first session to see what you think. There's no pressure, follow-up, or charge.

Course offered 3 times a year
9 Sessions per Course

Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m. | RM28
Fall | Sept. 11–Nov. 6, 2024 | Closes Sept. 25
Winter | Jan. 8–Mar. 5, 2025 | Closes Jan. 22
Spring | Mar. 19–May 21, 2025 | Closes Apr. 9

What to expect


Each week, Alpha starts with a meal and relaxed conversation.


The meal is followed by a video that explores the big issues around faith and unpacks the basics of Christianity.


In small groups, you can ask any question and discuss opinions freely with others. There's no obligation to say anything.

Topics Include

Is there more to life than this?
Who is Jesus?
Why did Jesus die?
How can I have faith?
Why and how do I pray?
Why and how should I read the Bible?
How does God guide us?
What about the Church?

Got Kids?

We offer Life Groups for kids birth–12th grade from 6:30–8 p.m. during our Fall, Winter, and Spring courses. Since Alpha starts at 6 p.m., if you’d like, you can have your kids enjoy dinner with you. Otherwise, check-in for birth–5th grade opens at 6:20 p.m. Youth students (6th–12th grade) are welcome to hang out in the gym before they start at 6:30 p.m. If you're just checking out Alpha for the first night, you do not have to register your kids for their groups until you decide you’d like to continue.

Come and bring a friend with you!

Below is a digital invite you can use to post on social media, text, or email to a friend. Click on the image to download.