Explore life, faith and meaning together.

Alpha is a multi-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people come and discuss life’s big questions in a friendly, open and informal environment.
Find an Alpha

What is Alpha?

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions, and share their point of view.

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 online, in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: connection, content, and conversation.

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?”


The discussion time is an opportunity for you to respond to the talk, hear from others, and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, and open environment.

Find an Alpha in your area

We are excited that you are looking to try an Alpha near you. Alpha runs in over 20,000 churches in over 100 different countries and the course content is free to those wishing to run Alpha. Alpha International is not directly involved in the running of individual Alphas, which are the responsibility of the church or organization running it. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the church leader or organization responsible for running your Alpha.