Welcome to Alpha!

Westside Church of Christ is starting up an Alpha Youth small group experience for junior high and high school students in Kern County. We are also launching the standard Alpha series for adults. No matter your religious background, Alpha gives you the chance to talk through life’s biggest questions, explore the Christian faith, and spend time with some amazing people in a safe and open environment. Plus–there’s always free food and lots of fun!

  • What Is Alpha?

    Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. 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 Youth meets on January 13, January 20, January 27, February 10, February 24, March 3, and March 24. Each session is 5-7pm. The Alpha program for adults meets at 5:30pm on Wednesday nights.

  • Where Is It?

    Alpha meets at Westside Church of Christ. Alpha Youth meets in room #604 (upstairs) on Sundays and the adult Adult series meets in room #520. 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?

1. Food

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. The talks are a mix of live teaching and engaging videos. 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 at 5pm 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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Sign Up For Alpha!

Share your story of how God is at work in your life.
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