What is Alpha?

Alpha is a chance to explore the meaning of life.  It's a series of about fifteen interactive sessions, usually run over 11 weeks, including a weekend retreat where anyone can explore the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes a meal, worship and a main talk, followed by a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts and questions in a relaxed setting.

Who is Alpha for?


Alpha is for anyone...anyone who thinks there may be more to life than meets the eye.

People attend from all backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints. They come to investigate questions about the existence of God, the purpose of life, the afterlife, the claims of Jesus and more.  Some people want to get beyond religion and find a relationship with God that really changes their life. Others come for the close long-lasting friendships that are built during the Alpha Course.

When is it?

Alpha Courses will be starting August 2017

To get more info and to sign up, please contact us at alpha@crfamily.org

or call the office at 319-366-0755

Alpha's History


Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon.  It's found in over 169 countries. It's run in tens of thousands of churches in all denominations, as well as homes, cafes, prisons, pubs and care centers.  More then 29 million people worldwide have taken this opportunity to explore the meaning of life. Perhaps its your turn.