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

For a long time, I had been hearing about Alpha on Sunday mornings and was curious about what it was and why people spoke so enthusiastically about it. Not only that, people would attend it multiple times! It sounded life changing for others and I wanted to find out what it was all about. Read more of April’s Story.

My earliest experiences with God was going to church with my parents and grandmother in North Carolina. I was baptized at age 12 and went through confirmation. Those events felt special, but as soon as I started high school, I walked away from the Lord. Read more of Amy’s Story.


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 Amie’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.


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.