Invite your friends to #TryAlpha with this video that will give them a clearer picture of what Alpha is all about. Got questions about life?
A friend introduced Philip to Alpha. He decided to run Alpha for his college friends.
He says, "One of the things which influenced my decision was my desire to see fellow youths draw closer to Christ. I wanted to create a space where we could come together to explore the Christian faith. I wanted to see our discussion progress from civil engineering, football and girls to faith in God. Thus, I decided to run Alpha together with some of my course mates in school."
After the death of her sister, Emma was left with a huge emptiness. She began isolating herself from close relationships and the more isolated she became, the more difficult it was to re-engage.
One day, her father dared her to try Alpha. She turned around, took a risk and signed up.
Watch her story:
Xola grew up in a Samora, a township in Cape Town, South Africa. With other young men from his community, he got involved with gangs, drugs and was eventually arrested.
While in prison, Xola began to realise that he could not live the life he had previously led.
Find out more about how he came to try Alpha and what’s he’s been doing each day since then to transform his township community.
Millions of people across the world have explored life, faith and meaning on Alpha.
What is Alpha?
Alpha is an opportunity for anyone, anywhere, to freely explore their unique questions about life, faith and God. It is a series of interactive sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Alpha is run all around the globe, in cafés, churches, schools, universities, homes, prisons – you name it.
The sessions usually have three key elements:
Whether around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food is a great way to build community and it's a priority for every Alpha.
The talks, delivered live or as a film, are designed to engage and inspire conversation, exploring the big issues around faith and unpacking the basics of Christianity. Watch a talk >
The chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in an honest, friendly and open environment. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously).