Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment.

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What is Alpha?

_Q0A0304-compressorAlpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Alpha is where I was able to go with people from all walks of life and come together to discuss faith. We ate together, we talked together, and we learned from each other.

Martin, Alpha Guest

What does an Alpha look like?

There isn’t really an average Alpha. Alpha is run in local communities all around the world, and everyone is welcome. It runs in coffee shops, churches, bars, prisons, universities, schools and homes. No two Alphas look the same, but they all have three things in common: food, a talk, and good conversation.

Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. All sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect, relax and build friendships.

Talk

The talks are designed to be engaging and inspire conversation. Usually around 30 minutes long, they explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”

Discussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There’s no obligation to say anything; it’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective.

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