Alpha at Canyon Hills Friends Church
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A First Step to Life Groups


Whether you are brand new to your faith or a seasoned Bible reader, Alpha is the perfect place to come and ask any questions you may have about faith, spirituality, and God without feeling judged or pressured. In this small group setting, you will be able to ask the important questions you may have always had but were too afraid to say out loud in fear of a constant argument over differing opinions and beliefs. We believe Alpha is the first step to joining a Life Group here at Canyon Hills Friends and encourage you to register for this group before joining a life Group.

A First Step to Life Groups


Alpha Group Eating Together

Whether you are brand new to your faith or a seasoned Bible reader, Alpha is the perfect place to come and ask any questions you may have about faith, spirituality, and God without feeling judged or pressured. In this small group setting, you will be able to ask the important questions you may have always had but were too afraid to say out loud in fear of a constant argument over differing opinions and beliefs. We believe Alpha is the first step to joining a Life Group here at Canyon Hills Friends and encourage you to register for this group before joining a life Group.

Alpha Group Discussing Together

What Is Alpha?


Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It is a low pressure environment to discuss the big questions in life. Every Alpha session last 10 weeks and has three key ingredients: food, talk, and discussion. So what does that look like?

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Food
Alpha is relational, and there is nothing that builds on relationships like sharing food together. Each Alpha session starts with a meal.

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Talk
Every week there is a talk delivered in person or video episode that explores the basics of the Christian faith.

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Discussion
After the talk is a time of discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and questions.

What Is Alpha?


Alpha Group Discussing Together

Alpha is a place to explore the Christian faith with others. It is a low pressure environment to discuss the big questions in life. Every Alpha session last 10 weeks and has three key ingredients: food, talk, and discussion. So what does that look like?

Food Icon

Food
Alpha is relational, and there is nothing that builds on relationships like sharing food together. Each Alpha session starts with a meal.

Talking Icon

Talk
Every week there is a talk delivered in person or video episode that explores the basics of the Christian faith.

Discussion Icon

Discussion
After the talk is a time of discussion in small groups where you can share your thoughts and questions.

Alpha Offerings


Alpha is offered three different times during the year: the Winter (Jan. - Mar.), the Spring (May - Jun.), and the Fall (Sep. - Nov.). Each of these sessions lasts about 10 weeks and will be held here on our campus on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. Childcare is provided for children 0-5th grade. If you have any questions about Alpha, please email our Life Group Director, Matt, at mattd@canyonhillsfriends.org.

Alpha Group Studying Together

Alpha & Rooted: What Is the Difference?


While both of these groups may seem similar, they are actually very different. Alpha will help you understand the basics of Jesus and the Bible as you spend time with a diverse group of people who are wrestling with the same questions you are. Rooted is a spiritual growth experience that provides the structure and support you need to establish simple habits essential to a healthy, authentic relationship with God. If this is your first time joining a life group, we strongly suggest you start with Alpha, then take Rooted, and then get plugged into one of our other small group offerings each session.

Alpha & Rooted: What Is the Difference?


Alpha Group Studying Together

While both of these groups may seem similar, they are actually very different. Alpha will help you understand the basics of Jesus and the Bible as you spend time with a diverse group of people who are wrestling with the same questions you are. Rooted is a spiritual growth experience that provides the structure and support you need to establish simple habits essential to a healthy, authentic relationship with God. If this is your first time joining a life group, we strongly suggest you start with Alpha, then take Rooted, and then get plugged into one of our other small group offerings each session.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What Is The Difference Between Alpha And A Life Group?
Alpha is the first step to joining a Life Group. At the end of the 10 weeks, your Alpha group will lead you into a Rooted group, which will become your Life Group or get you connected to another Life Group already in process.

How Do I Register And What Does It Cost?
Registration is easy! Once registration is open for the upcoming session, fill out the registration form below and you will be contacted by the facilitator with all of the important information you will need to get started. The cost is free!

Where Will My Alpha Group Meet?
All of our Alpha Groups will meet at Canyon Hills Friends Church on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. Typically, each group meets upstairs in one of our classrooms.

Is Childcare Available?
Childcare is available for children 0 yrs. – 5th grade each Wednesday night of your Alpha Session. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with more information on where and what time your child can be dropped off and what they will be doing.

What If I Can’t Make All 10 Weeks?
We understand that Alpha is a time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions


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What Is The Difference Between Alpha And A Life Group?
Alpha is the first step to joining a Life Group. At the end of the 10 weeks, your Alpha group will lead you into a Rooted group, which will become your Life Group or get you connected to another Life Group already in process.

How Do I Register And What Does It Cost?
Registration is easy! Once registration is open for the upcoming session, fill out the registration form below and you will be contacted by the facilitator with all of the important information you will need to get started. The cost is free!

Where Will My Alpha Group Meet?
All of our Alpha Groups will meet at Canyon Hills Friends Church on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. Typically, each group meets upstairs in one of our classrooms.

Is Childcare Available?
Childcare is available for children 0 yrs. – 5th grade each Wednesday night of your Alpha Session. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with more information on where and what time your child can be dropped off and what they will be doing.

What If I Can’t Make All 10 Weeks?
We understand that Alpha is a time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.

Alpha Registration

Register below and our Alpha facilitator will get back to you with the next Alpha meeting times, location, and other important information.

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