ALPHA AT CAPILANO UNIVERSITY
As The Shore Church, we are partnering with Encounter Capilano, a Christian student club, to host an in person Alpha on the campus of Capilano University. The Alpha series will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. It will start on February 8 and go for up to 10 weeks. Registration for students is live at: https://forms.gle/ybabTWaNCrWvLKrC6
We are supporting Encounter Capilano by helping to facilitate their first Alpha including providing many of the lunch meals. There are many ways you can also be a part of this amazing evangelism program as a member of The Shore including:
– volunteering to cook a hot crockpot dish, provide a salad, bake a dessert, prepare a healthy snack
– contribute financially to Alpha (as a gift above and beyond your normal giving) to help purchase meals and to support the goal of having a weekend away (a central part of a good Alpha series)
– praying weekly for unbelievers to attend, hear the gospel and receive Christ; intercessory prayer each Tuesday when we meet
Please reach out directly to Dale at email@example.com to express how you would like to get involved in this great opportunity to be partnering on Making Jesus Known on a campus of almost 10,000 students.
ALPHA IS A SERIES OF INTERACTIVE SESSIONS EXPLORING THE BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. No two Alphas look the same–they run in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools, and homes. There’s no pressure, no follow up, and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
WHAT A TYPICAL NIGHT OF THE ALPHA COURSE LOOKS LIKE
The videos are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. There are eight interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith. No pressure, no follow up, no charge. Usually around 30 minutes long, the talks explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective. Debate and explore. Be honest, be friendly, listen well.