Share life, faith, hope and Jesus at Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a resource churches use to create a space and a culture where people are excited to invite their friends into a conversation about Jesus. Alpha can be run almost anywhere, by Christians of all traditions all over the world – from a church hall to a restaurant or online, and has lasting impact on guests and church communities.

We estimate that over 25 million people have experienced Alpha in over 140 countries and in over 100 languages around the globe.

What does an Alpha Session 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 tea, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships.


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

Preview the talks >


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.

It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

3 ways to run Alpha

In Person

In churches, cafes, prisons, schools, at home, anywhere people can gather, Alpha can run.

You can enjoy meals together, watch the Alpha talks together, and sit around a table, classroom, or lounge room to have a safe and honest conversation.


Did you know that Alpha is just as effective online? Until COVID-19, Alpha was all run in person. Now churches all around the world are running Alpha online for people who are unable to meet in person due to a wide variety of reasons.

Find out more about Alpha online >


Alpha is adaptable. You can start Alpha in person with full confidence that should circumstances change, you will be able to move online with ease for you and your participants.

The gospel is 100% free. Alpha is too!

Ready to run an Alpha?

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