What is Alpha?

"What began a few years ago for us has now become a central part of our community together. Through Alpha we build relationships with one another, eat great food, catch up on our lives together, and most importantly, ask the questions of our faith. I look forward to Alpha all week!" -Pastor Rachel


What is Alpha? Alpha is an internationally-known program, offered in denominations of every kind, exploring the questions of faith everyone asks, such as "Who is Jesus," and "Is there more to life than this?"


It is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, yet challenges those of us who have been Christians for a long time. Alpha covers topics like faith, healing, God's guidance, prayer, the Church, and much more. All questions are welcome at Alpha; no question is off-limits. And all guests are welcome at Alpha. It is a laid-back environment, a place to eat, relax, and get to know others.

Join Us

Orenco Church saw 90 people register for its very first Alpha course in 2010. We continue to offer one or two Alpha courses each year on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:15 pm. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. Grade school children join Blast following dinner; teens are encouraged to join us at Alpha. 


Alpha is free, though we ask for a free will donation to cover the cost of dinner. Following dinner, we listen to a talk, and then enjoy dessert and conversation around our tables on the topic of the evening.


Registration for our fall 2018 Alpha opens in August. For more information about this ministry, please drop us an email!