Approximately 30,000 churches and organisations ran Alpha with over 1.3 million participants.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is a tool built for local churches based on hospitality, sharing and open conversation. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, and provides a common expression of proclamation, service and witness. Millions of people have experienced Alpha in over 100 countries and over 100 languages around the globe.
What does an Alpha Session look like?
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.
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?”
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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What I love about Alpha is that it’s not really a formula, it’s just community, around a table, with the gospel of Jesus and an openness to Holy Spirit.
John Mark Comer, Pastor of Vision & Teaching, Bridgetown Church
The Alpha Youth Series is one of the best resources I have seen in years. It is accessible, clear, fun and deep. I cannot recommend it enough as a wonderful fresh tool with which to reach young people with the Gospel.”
Mike Pilavachi, Founder and Leader of Soul Survivor
I especially appreciate the ecumenical spirit of Alpha: there is no pressure on anybody to join a different denomination, but just to join Jesus.
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Preacher to the Papal Household
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