MPByouth is running ALPHA!
MPByouth is running Alpha for ALL Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers on Sunday nights, starting on July 19th and going through September 27th!
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an 11-week course that serves as an introduction to the basics of Christianity:
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did he die?
- What is faith?
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- …and the list goes on!
Here’s how it will work:
- On the MONDAY BEFORE, we’ll send out the Weekly Video, the Zoom Link to join, and an RSVP Button. This way, you can preview the video ahead of time if you wish, and you won’t have to commit to more than one week at a time.
- On the SUNDAY NIGHT of Alpha, we will always play a Game or Icebreaker, and then we’ll watch the Weekly Video together, pausing for Discussion along the way. Sunday Nights will start at 7:00pm and go until 8:00pm, or a tad longer if the discussion is going great!
Check out these videos for more info!
How do I register for Alpha?
You don’t have to! With all the uncertainty facing us in the next few weeks and months, we want to keep Alpha as flexible as possible. That’s why we’re sending out the Weekly Video, Zoom Link, and RSVP Button on the Monday before — you only have to commit to one week at a time. Just make you’re signed up for our MPByouth email list!
What if I forget to RSVP on the Monday before?
Don’t worry about it! The RSVP is just so we get an estimated head count and know who to expect on Sunday nights. If you forget to RSVP — or you change your mind halfway through the week, it’s not a problem at all. Just show up when you can!
How much does Alpha cost?
What about the “retreat” that’s part of Alpha?
Alpha includes a “retreat” about halfway through the course (the weekend of August 29th – 30th) that focuses on the Holy Spirit. Because things are still up in the air, we’re not sure if that will be a virtual retreat or in-person, but stay tuned for more information!
Is Alpha gonna turn me into a weird, hardcore Christian?
If by “weird, hardcore Christian” you mean someone who comes to know that they are totally and unconditionally loved by God and that experiencing that reality suddenly makes everything make sense — then yes! But if you’re concerned about Alpha changing who you are, don’t worry. God accepts you exactly as you are!
Why should I try Alpha?
Alpha is a great way to go deep into the basics of Christianity and explore the question, “Is there more to life than this?” Try Alpha if you’re curious about life or have questions about faith or just want to hang out with some awesome people. What have you got to lose?!