Equipping your parish in its mission to help people encounter Jesus

Alpha is an 11-week experience that creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about Jesus. 
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In 2018, over 4,500 Catholic parishes and organisations around the world ran Alpha with over 265,000 participants.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a parish tool for evangelisation based on hospitality, sharing and open conversation. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, sharing the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Everyone is welcome. Millions of people have experienced Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe.

What does an Alpha Session look like?

Food

Every session begins with food, whether it’s a three-course meal or a light snack. Eating food together creates space for people to connect, relax and share life on a deeper level.

Talk

The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith and unpack the basics of Christian belief, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”

Discussion

The discussion time is an opportunity for people to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute their own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.

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Hyères Parish Story

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Alpha offers a very human, nonthreatening door for everyone to enter. I encourage people to try this model of evangelisation.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila

Alpha is not a silver bullet; it’s a tool. When used as part of a larger pastoral strategy, it is the best tool that I’ve found for jump-starting and sustaining parish renewal.

Fr James Mallon, Author and founder of Divine Renovation

We have lost the art of evangelising those who don’t know the gospel at all. Alpha is re-training us how to do that.

Doctor Mary Healy, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit

How do I get Started?

After you sign up online, we’ll show you how to create a space where people who wouldn’t normally come to church feel comfortable having a discussion about God.

We’ll provide you with tools and training to equip your team to run Alpha and inspire the church to invite their friends.

Then you’ll get access to the Alpha video series and guides that will spark discussion

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Everything you need to run Alpha is available online and free to download so that everyone can play a part in seeing their friends lives transformed.

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