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Alpha

Thursdays, February 3-April 14 | 6:45-8:30pm | Shea A7 or Zoom

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to ask life’s big questions:

What is my purpose? What happens when I die? Why is there suffering?

Alpha is a series of conversations that explore life, spirituality and faith in a fun, nonjudgmental, and open environment, either in-person or from the comfort of your own home.

Is Alpha for me?
The best way to know is to just try it! Alpha was designed for anyone who may be skeptical or curious and for those with major doubts around faith. If you want to talk about the real issues of life with new friends, this might be for you.

How does it work?
We will meet online or in-person (whichever you prefer) every Thursday. We eat dinner together if you are in-person (bonus for showing up) then watch a short film. The best part is the small group discussion where we talk about the night’s topic and create a safe place to bring up any questions without fear. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. You can talk or just listen, totally up to you. It’s a fun evening where no question is too simple or off-limits, and you can expect to meet and make new friends. Join us in person or online and see if Alpha is for you!

What if I try it and don’t like it?
If at any time you decide Alpha isn’t for you, that’s no problem. There’s no pressure, no follow up.

Alpha is a chance to ask these questions and explore the Christian faith in a fun, no-pressure environment. Each session includes dinner (for in-person), a short video and a discussion where you can talk through your thoughts and questions with a small group of people much like you.

SBC is offering two ways to experience Alpha, both in-person and Zoom. For in-person, we will meet on the SBC Shea campus, 7601 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale. We invite you to gather with others who have similar questions to yours. Invite your neighbors, family and friends to join you no matter where they live.  

Alpha is offered each fall and spring at SBC. To be notified of upcoming dates, email us at groups@scottsdalebible.com.

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Testimonies from previous SBC Alpha participants:

My husband and I were going through marital problems and started to attend SBC in hopes of finding some answers. One Sunday morning a friend told us, “There’s a new class starting soon called Alpha and I think you guys would love it.” We said ok and signed up having no idea what we were getting into! My experience at Alpha was more than I could have ever imagined. It answered so many questions about life, faith, God and Jesus.  Our small group was a place where we could ask questions and have open, honest and raw discussions. I did not once feel ashamed or judged. We laughed together, we cried together and we became friends. I considered myself a Christian my whole life, but what I learned through Alpha was that I had never really had a relationship with Jesus. Alpha was my gateway into growing my faith in God through Jesus our Savior. It has led me to amazing people, involvement in the church, and taught me more about myself than I realized. It saved our marriage and most importantly, it helped me find purpose through a new relationship with Jesus. I am forever grateful for the Alpha team!   – Catie

“A neighbor asked if I would like to attend an Alpha meeting. I have always considered myself a Christian, but I have also had questions and doubts. I went. I asked my questions and expressed my doubts, not expecting them to be able to answer them to my satisfaction. But they did, to my surprise. I also half expected them to try to push religion on me, but they did not. They allowed me to discover and accept Jesus Christ in my own way and at my own pace. It all made sense! I have come a long way because of Alpha and the fine people at Scottsdale Bible Church. But my journey is just beginning, and I still have a distance to go, and with their fine help, I know that I will make it.”  – Larry

“I had heard about Jesus my entire life but along the way decided I didn’t believe in Him. When I learned about Alpha, I decided to give it a try because I had wondered about Jesus over the years and thought–what if I’m wrong about Him? Alpha presented information that helped me understand who He was and is in my life, and the transformation that is taking place within me is better than I could have ever imagined.”  – Michelle