• Kimberly Moorse

Alpha Class

A number of years ago a friend invited me to the Alpha course that my church, North Heights, was hosting. When my friend asked me, I remember thinking that it would be a waste of my time. Alpha was a course that went over the basics of Christianity and since I had been in church my whole life, what could I possibly gain from this course? However, she was so insistent that I reluctantly signed up for the fall course.

The first night of Alpha was an amazing experience. As I checked in at the registration table, I could hear a lot of conversations coming from the Great Hall in the church. As I entered the Great Hall, I saw over 100 people gathering at tables and getting to know each other. Since I was alone, I walked around and sat down at a table with some other women. Though we did not know each other, as the weeks passed we developed a strong relationship which created a meaningful and transparent Alpha experience. Over the course of the 11 weeks, we followed the Alpha format of eating a meal together, listening to a message, and then having a small group discussion about the message. That experience impressed upon me to go deeper in my relationship with the Lord. It also gave me the tools I needed to have conversations around the Trinity, faith, prayer, and the Bible. Little did I know that from that first evening I would go on to lead Alpha groups not only at North Heights but also at Westbrook. It is a powerful experience to see God at work and that is what I see when I participate in the Alpha course.

If you don’t know much about Alpha, it is a program which helps answer questions around life and faith. Over the weeks, people have the opportunity to explore topics like: Who is Jesus? Why did He Die? Who is the Holy Spirit? How does God guide us? and How can I tell others? The questions for the small group discussion are designed to create conversations around that evening’s message.

So what questions do you have? Well on Monday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm, Westbrook will be starting an Alpha course. We will have it at the Outpost which will allow us to social distance. We will share a meal together, view a message, and then spend time discussing the message.

If you have questions about faith or if you want to grow deeper in your walk with the Lord, then join the course.


(952) 856 2298

Service Location (10 AM):

545 Pioneer Trail,

Chaska, MN 55318

(Chaska High School)

Office Location:

570 Bavaria Lane

Chaska, MN 55318


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