Alpha at New Hope Church

Alpha is a Series of Sessions Exploring the Christian Faith

Guests_WebsiteImages5Meeting once a week for 12 weeks, each topic looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.

Alpha runs at New Hope Church each Thursday night for 12 weeks (January 16 – April 2) with a weekend retreat (Feb 28–29). We begin at 7:00pm and wrap up by 9:00pm.

What is Alpha?


Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each talk is around thirty minutes long and played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?


One of the most important parts of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and discuss in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

What’s the Cost?

None! Alpha is free. There’s no cost, no pressure, and no follow-up if you decide after the first session not to come back.

Registration will close after the third session (Jan 30). We encourage everyone to make the most of this great opportunity to connect, learn and explore in relaxed and friendly conversation.


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You can also find more information and register for the course by calling the New Hope office at (604) 596-8178.