Frequently Asked Questions
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Find out more about Alpha.
Every Alpha is different, but generally they have three things in common: food, a talk and conversation.
Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.
Talk – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as an episode. Watch a talk
Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything
Just head to Try Alpha and type in your town or postcode to find an Alpha near you – then you can contact the team running it to let them know you’re interested in coming, and they can answer any questions you might have about that course.
Try selecting ‘Any’ from the ‘Start in the next’ dropdown menu. If you still can’t see an Alpha running where you are, get in touch and we’ll do all we can to help.
Alpha is completely free – and there’s no follow-up if you don’t want to come back after the first session.
Just head to Try Alpha and type in your location to find an Alpha where you are – then you can get in touch with an Alpha near you, and let them know you’re interested in coming.
Register your course on alpha.org/run and choose to ‘Promote’ your Alpha.
You can download promotional materials for your Alpha from MyAlpha.
Yes, you can personalise the Alpha Invitation materials with your Alpha’s details such as name, website and address after downloading the materials from MyAlpha, or contact your National Alpha Office for assistance.
All of our training materials are online and can be downloaded for free. Head on over to alpha.org/run and register your Alpha.