Alpha Stories

Real lives. Real experiences.

Attending the Alpha Course at PLC has been changing lives since we first began running it in the spring of 2008. Alpha is much more than a teaching tool. It is a culture of invitation that relates directly to our mission as a congregation, to connect people to Jesus and to one another. It is an invitation to developing relationships. It is an invitation to join a family that goes beyond this generation and into eternity.

We have for you here, a mere handful of the personal stories from PLC, authored by the people who experienced them. May you be encouraged and inspired by them. And may God bless you with many opportunities to share your faith and invite a friend to Alpha.

Dana Kloo, Alpha Administrator

My life with Christ has changed as a result of attending Alpha. Being with God is now more important to me. He is the only One I trust with everything, to open good doors for me, protect me, and to guide and provide support for me. Read more of Aime’s Story.


My family and I have attended PLC for several years and we were looking for opportunities to get more involved in the church. Pastor Sean recommended Alpha as a great way to connect with people and deepen our faith. I had no idea I was about to embark on a transformational spiritual journey. Read more of Tim’s Story.


My husband and I had heard great things about Alpha – both in our relationships with God and in relationships with other members of the church. We really wanted to experience them for ourselves. When I started Alpha, I viewed questions as a bad thing. I viewed it as a “weakness” in my faith. This course really opened my eyes… Read more of Erin’s story.


I have taken the Alpha Course twice. Once about five years ago when I was searching for a way to rebuild my relationship with God and again this past Spring. The first time I attended Alpha, each and every session was new information that I pondered, questioned, and discussed with my group members. Read more of Katie’s story.


Alyson had only started attending PLC when she was asked by Dana to consider taking The Alpha Course. Even though Alyson grew up Lutheran, she decided to attend The Alpha Course with her husband so that they could get more connected with others from church. What she found was the realization of needing a personal relationship with Jesus. Watch Alyson’s story.