There isn’t really an average Alpha. Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone is welcome.
It runs in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. No two Alphas look the same,
but they all have three things in common: food, a talk, and good conversation.
|Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.||The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”|| |
Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.
If you are interested in attending, please register on the Event Registration page on this site.
PPC Sports invite individuals 18 years of age and older to participate in sports & recreation. At PPC, a variety of opportunities provide physical exercise in a safe, non-threatening environment. The level of participation ranges from first timers to experienced athletes in the different sports. Each meeting could include game time, group time, an opportunity for prayer & a spiritual thought. Sports is a great way to develop life principles as well as build relationships. PPC believes that along with physical activity, each person needs to have a spiritual focus. The Bible contains many sports analogies and the goal of PPC Sports is to encourage individuals to be healthy, both spiritually & physically.
J.O.Y. MINISTRY “Just Older Youth" caters to Everyone 60 and older. We host several events each year with an average of 60 to 100 in attendance. Also, we have regular weekly small groups for this age group. Most of our events are usually scheduled over the lunch hour between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
The Nursing Home Visitation Ministry exists to carry out the mission of Christ according to Mathew 25: 35-46. At present we visit four Homes, in Ajax, Scarborough and two in Pickering. We thoroughly understand, a committed to this Ministry does not mean one is expected to attend all visits. Rosters are utilized and one can easily commit to the Home and the visitation times which suit you. Our visits routinely consists of a number of activities which we try to implement on each visit. Here are some of the activities we love to highlight:
PPC cares for people in our community who are in crisis. We are partners with Christians Against Poverty, an organization that focuses on helping those in poverty to get out of poverty through teaching good money management, credit counselling, job search assistance, and dealing with poverty-causing addictive behaviours. Currently PPC is running The Money Course pilot, and we are planning to launch in the community in the fall.