Everyone should get to play a part in seeing others come to know Jesus
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?
Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships. Eating food together creates space for people to connect 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.
Ready to run an Alpha?
One thing that truly impacted me about Alpha is its simplicity that creates an atmosphere where there is no intimidation and people feel very comfortable. I believe Alpha is African because it involves eating together which is African and that Alpha has the power to bridge the gap before evangelism happens.
Alpha has played a key role in raising leaders in my new church plant. One of the Hosts said that the only reason he used to skip church before was that he felt under-utilised, but now being an Alpha Host he feels a sense of responsibility and ownership of ministry.”
I especially appreciate the ecumenical spirit of Alpha: there is no pressure on anybody to join a different denomination, but just to join Jesus.
Alpha online is important to us because it brings the gospel to where people are. We realized that the harvest is online yet the harvesters are offline.
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.
Get started today
Everything you need to run Alpha is available online and free to download so everyone can play a part in seeing lives transformed.