Explore life, faith & Jesus together.

Alpha is an 11 week course that creates a space where people come and discuss life’s big questions in a friendly, open and informal environment.

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What does Alpha look like?

What is Alpha?

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 globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key 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 engage and inspire conversation. Each talk is around thirty minutes long and given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Discussion

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.

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

Find an Alpha to attend

Alpha is running across Canada. Search below for an Alpha being hosted in your neighbourhood. 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. Have questions? Contact each Alpha below for more information. We can’t wait to see you at Alpha!