Share life, faith, hope, and Jesus at Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha creates a space and culture where people are excited to invite their friends into a conversation about Jesus. Alpha can be run almost anywhere, by Christians of all traditions – from a church to a cafe or online. All over the world, Alpha leaves a lasting impact on its guests and church communities.
We estimate that over 25 million people have experienced Alpha in over 140 countries and in over 100 languages around the globe.

What does an Alpha Session Look Like?


Whether it is a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It is no different at Alpha.

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.


The Alpha talks are designed to engage people from all walks of life and inspire conversation.

Explore the big questions of life, unpack the basics of the Christian faith, and address questions like ‘Who is Jesus?’, ‘Why and how do I pray?’ and ‘How does God guide us?’


One of the most important parts of Alpha: the chance to share your opinion, and discuss in a small group. There is no obligation to say anything and there is nothing you cannot say.

It is an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

3 Ways to Run Alpha

In Person

In churches, cafes, schools, workplaces, prisons, homes, anywhere people can gather, you can run Alpha.

You can enjoy meals and games together, watch the Alpha talks together, and lounge in a room together to have a safe and honest conversation.


Did you know that Alpha is just as effective online?

Until COVID-19, Alpha was conducted in person. Now churches all around the world are running Alpha online for people who are unable to meet in person. Connect with one another, watch the talks and discuss from wherever you are.


Alpha is adaptable. You can start an Alpha in person with full confidence that should circumstances change, you will be able to pivot online with ease.

By having a combination of people meeting online and in-person, we can keep going even if social group sizes change.

The gospel is 100% free. Alpha is too!

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