The Alpha Course
NOTE: Alpha @2020 is designed for adults and targets people living on the North Shore. Other Alpha's are running for specific ages and in various areas. Click this link to find an Alpha near you.
Regardless of your questions...
No matter where you're "coming from" ...
... come to the Fireside Room at West Van Baptist as we explore answers about life and death, faith, God, purpose and more! You'll find a welcoming and non-judgemental atmosphere.
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. It’s an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
There’s no pressure, no follow-up, and no charge.
What to expect
Join us for a delicious dinner before each session, starting at 7pm.
It's a great, informal way to "break the ice" over "breaking bread" together.
The meal is free to all new participants.
Please REGISTER in advance here.
A very important part of Alpha is the chance to share thoughts 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.
Topics we'll cover
Jan 2: Is There More to Life than This?
Jan 9: Who is Jesus?
Jan 16: Why Did Jesus Die?
Jan 23: How Can I Have Faith?
Jan 30: Why and How Do I Pray?
Feb 6: Why and How Should I Read the Bible?
Feb 13: How Does God Guide us?
Feb 20: Who is the Holy Spirit?
Feb 27: What about the Church?
Mar 6: Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Weekend Retreat Sessions
What Does the Holy Spirit Do?
How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Does God Heal Today?
How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?
How Can I Resist Evil?
Weekend Retreat at Whistler
March 2-4, 2018
As part of the Alpha Course, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a weekend away in Whistler where we'll continue exploring.
This fun, informal weekend will deepen our understanding of the Holy Spirit as our relationship with God goes to a more personal level.
The relaxed pace will allow for plenty of discussion, free time and building friendships.
$175 includes: 6 meals and snacks, coffee and tea
2 nights accommodation at Pinetree Chalet in Whistler
bedding and towels provided
Although we encourage everyone to attend the weekend retreat it is not a requirement of the course.
Limited to 16 participants. Individual beds in "guys & girls" rooms; married couples can request a private queen room. Payment will reserve your spot. A refund will be given only if your spot is rebooked. Please ask about the possibility of a partial subsidy, if required.
A second option for this weekend will be available at the West Van Baptist campus on the same weekend... your choice.