This past spring the MCF piloted the Alpha Course online. We had 12 course members and the course lasted 11 weeks, which is the typical course length. The course survey conducted at the end revealed a very high degree of satisfaction with the material and the experience. I confess that at the beginning I was uncertain as to how well the course would proceed, but the results have demonstrated the value and the need for Alpha online. So, the MCF is again hosting the Alpha Course online. This Fall, we have a team in the East and another team in the West, both hosting online Alpha Courses.
Maybe you have heard of the Alpha course and maybe not, or maybe your understanding of Alpha is a bit hazy. Well, Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, where people can safely discuss matters of faith, God, and life among other topics. We don’t have all the answers, but we want to help participants explore life’s fundamental questions while learning how the Christian faith responds to those questions.
The MCF Alpha course is for military community members, that is serving and retired military and DND people as well as their families. While we know this might sound exclusive, we find that military community members have a shared language, shared experiences and shared challenges. Keeping the course focused on military community members helps each participant to gain maximum value from the course material.
Join us in praying for the East and West group as they engage in these Alpha Courses. the East group meets every Sunday at 7:00 pm EST and the West group meets on Wednesday at 7:00 pm WST.