Welcome to Alpha!
We believe everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. That’s why we’re forming an Alpha community group right here in Bakersfield.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No pressure. No follow up. No charge. Plus–there’s always free food!
What Is Alpha?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over seven-ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
When is It?
Alpha meets on Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. The first session is September 19.
Where Is It?
Alpha meets at Westside Church of Christ, room #520 (first floor). We are located at 7300 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield CA 93309. Click here for a map & directions.
How Much Does it Cost?
Alpha is always 100% free of charge!
Do I Need To Register?
Signing up in advance helps us make the right amount of food and purchase the right number of supplies. Register now at the bottom of this page!
What Happens at Alpha?
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other. Dinner is served at 5:30pm.
2. A Talk
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?
3. Open Discussion
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Be Our Guest!
We Can’t Wait to Meet You!
Be our guest Wednesday nights at 5:30pm at Westside Church of Christ. Scroll down on this page to register now! Be sure to invite your friends, family, and neighbors as well!
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