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 free, interactive 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God. It creates a space that encourages conversations in a relaxed, friendly and open environment.
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?
Alpha aims to help people to either discover or rediscover the meaning and joy of the Christian message. Alpha is an invaluable tool for evangelization.
In Aguata Prison during one of the Alpha graduations, 7 of the inmates testified that it was when they started ALPHA that they experienced freedom from smoking.
Alpha is a tool that gives room for interaction, there is no pressure or idea of coercing people into making a decision. Alpha helps you sit down, interact, and use your intellect and you come to a conclusion without being forced.
Running Alpha at The Elevation Church has enabled us as a church to engage seekers and young believers in discussions that deepen their understanding of the basic tenets of our Christian faith – thereby helping them to gain stability, and in turn deepening our faith as a church family.
Alpha course apart from enlightening people in the way of salvation. It brings them to faith in Christ and nurture them in the same. Simply put, Alpha Course is a veritable vehicle for evangelism in this end time.
The simple but profound way of presenting the truths of God’s word stands Alpha out. Also, the concept of Alpha which is geared towards ensuring the unity of God’s church. Again, the promotion of fellowship among members of each small group.
Alpha has given us tremendous opportunity to have such an engaging church that is friendly and accommodating to the exploring youths.
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.
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.
I especially appreciate the ecumenical spirit of Alpha: there is no pressure on anybody to join a different denomination, but just to join Jesus.
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.