Christian Life Center in Kent will host its first Alpha course beginning with a free introductory dinner from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Feb. 27.
The Alpha course will then run every Wednesday night through May 15 at the church.
Youth Alpha, for those in fifth grade through high school, will be held at the same time.
The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions such as Who is Jesus? and Why did he die?
The Alpha course lasts 10 weeks, with a one-day getaway in the middle.
Each week, guests gather for about two hours to share an informal meal, listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, and then gather into small groups for discussion. The talks each week act as a springboard for small-group discussions.
Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon found in 169 countries. It has run in tens of thousands of schools, prisons, homes and churches of all denominations.
The course has given more than 19.6 million people the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed setting.
The course is for anyone who thinks there may be more to life than meets the eye. People attend from all backgrounds, religions and viewpoints. Everyone is welcome to contribute an opinion and ask questions.
Register for the course by calling the church at 330-678-9234, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or going online to clckent.org.
Nursery and childcare will be provided for those attending. For more information, check out the website at www.alphausa.org.