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What is Alpha?
We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions and share their point of view.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the world and everyone’s welcome. It runs online, in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alpha’s look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: hospitality, a talk and good discussion.
What does it look like?
Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table or a quick online catch-up, times of connecting are important. It’s no different at Alpha.
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.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Each talk is around thirty minutes long and given by a speaker or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus?, How does God guide us? and Why and how do I pray?
One of the most important parts of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and discuss in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Find an Alpha near you
Alpha is running around the world. Search below for an Alpha being hosted near you. There’s no cost, no pressure and no follow-up if you decide after the first session not to come back. Alpha is typically 9-12 weeks long.