Alpha Youth Film Series

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12 talks – 9 weeks / Jason Ballard and Ben Woodman

Through 12 episodes filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris and Jerusalem, the Alpha Youth Film Series explores timeless questions about life, faith and God for a new generation.

The series offers compelling stories, images, questions, and discussion topics well spread throughout each episode to better engage youth, helping them think about how these issues relate to their lives as they discuss with their friends and leaders.

The NEW Alpha Youth Series will be available in October 2017.
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I feel like God invited me and drew me back to Him through Alpha, providing such a fun and welcoming environment where I could grasp the basics of having a relationship with Christ.

Alpha for Youth Guest

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions run over 8-12 weeks where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. In each session there’s food, a short talk, and discussion in small groups. It runs in churches, homes, bars, coffee shops, prisons and schools all around the world. No two Alphas look the same, but they all have three key things in common: food, a talk, and open discussion.


Every session begins with food, whether it’s a three course meal or a light snack. Eating food together creates space for people to connect, relax and build friendships.


The talks are designed to engage guests and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christian faith, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”


The discussion allows people to share their thoughts and questions about the talks without fear of being corrected or judged. Our training helps small group leaders facilitate this discussion time and keep it a positive and comfortable experience for guests.


Alpha has everything you need to get started. The Alpha Youth Film Series comes with 12 sessions over a period of 8 weeks.

  • Life: Is This It?
  • Jesus: Who is He?
  • Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
  • Faith: How Can I Have Faith?
  • Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray?
Bible: Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
  • Follow: How Does God Guide Us Into Full Life?
  • Spirit: Who Is the Holy Spirit and What Does He Do?
Fill: How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?
  • Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?
  • Healing: Does God Heal Today?
  • Church: What About the Church and Telling Others?

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Our presenters for the Alpha Youth Film Series are Jason Ballard and Ben Woodman. Jason leads product development for Alpha in Canada and for the Youth context, and is a pastor at Christian Life Assembly in Langley, BC. Ben leads Alpha for Youth globally, and he is a huge fan of Bear Grylls, Bob Goff, Timothy Keller, Nicky Gumbel and Maggie Smith (the cheeky old lady from Downton Abbey).

What’s included?

Alpha comes with everything you need to get started, and it’s all available for free online.

  • Twelve 20-minute episodes downloadable in HD
  • Built-in discussion breaks
  • Small Group Discussion Guide (see sample)
  • Student-led resources (see sample)
  • Team Training videos
  • Promotional materials
  • And more guides, tips and tools

Sarah's Story

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Sarah invited her friends at school to find out what Jesus and the church is all about through Alpha. Over 50 students joined the conversation, finding a safe place to ask their big questions.

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