Frequently Asked Questions

Trying Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a multi-week course exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question around faith and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. Find out more about Alpha.

What happens at Alpha?

Every Alpha is different, but generally they have three things in common: hospitality, a talk and discussion.

Hospitality – Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of coffee, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships.

Talk – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as an episode. Preview an Alpha talk.

Discussion – There is time after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything.

How can I find an Alpha near me?

Just head to Try Alpha and type in your town or postcode to find an Alpha near you – then you can contact the team running it to let them know you’re interested in coming and ask any questions you might have.

I can’t see an Alpha near me, what do I do?

Try selecting ‘Any’ from the ‘Starting in’ dropdown menu. If you still can’t see an Alpha running where you are, get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help. If you are a pastor/ministry leader serving in the Gulf region and interested in running Alpha visit the Run Alpha page or contact us and we can help you further.

How much does it cost?

Alpha is completely free. There is no cost for any of the resources we provide, and, if you attend an ‘in-person’ Alpha you even get a meal for free

How do I sign up?

Just head to Try Alpha, search for a course run by a church in your location and contact them to get more information. If you don’t find a course, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you

How can I get in touch with someone about Alpha?

If you want to attend an Alpha course, you can search for one at Try Alpha. Otherwise click on this link and we will get back to you asap.

Running Alpha

How can I register my course?

Register your course on myAlpha.

How do I promote my Alpha on

Create your course on myAlpha and choose to ‘Promote’ your Alpha.

Where can I find digital promotional materials for Alpha?

You can download promotional materials from myAlpha, in the ‘Promote’ section.

Where can I buy materials to run Alpha?

You can buy promotional materials for your Alpha from our Alpha Shop.

How can I train my team?

All of our training materials are online and can be downloaded for free in the Learning Centre. Head to myAlpha to access it.

Got any questions about trying or running the Marriage and Pre-Marriage Courses. Explore The Marriage Courses FAQs here. For any questions on the Parenting Courses, click here.