A way to inspire and equip youth to share their faith

Alpha Youth creates a space for young people to hold meaningful conversations about life, faith and purpose. Tools to run the 9-week Alpha series in-person or online are available now.

Launching this September

Our first ever Alpha Youth Film Series was launched in 2013. Over the years the series has evolved and been updated to include stories that are relevant, relational, and relatable for students as we continue to encourage conversation around life, faith, meaning, and purpose in Canada and the world.

We’re excited to be releasing Alpha Youth Series Refresh in early September! This is an opportunity for us to showcase new voices, conversations, and ideas from Gen Z.

Reviving Evangelism in the Next Generation

Dive into the emerging trends already impacting our teens and churches in this ground-breaking study of Youth in Canada brought to you by The Barna Group in partnership with Alpha Canada.

In addition to data and trends, this report also:

– Profiles young people who are proud of sharing their faith.
– Explores how leaders can support Gen Z in evangelism.
– Provides you with practical tips for fostering a passion for evangelism in the young people you lead.

This exclusive report is available to anyone currently running Alpha via the MyAlpha platform. If you do not have a MyAlpha account, use discount code ALPHACANADA10 to purchase the journal from Barna. 

Run Alpha for Youth Online

More than ever before, young people are asking questions about life and meaning. With Alpha, you can create a space for them to wrestle with their thoughts and share their opinions in a safe and friendly environment.


Now available
LIFE ON PURPOSE Series

LIFE ON PURPOSE is designed to serve teens by helping them make the connection between meaning, belonging, impact, and the joy of having their friends come to know Jesus.

The four-episode series works well as envisioning and training for your youth group or individual youth as a lead-up to hosting Youth Alpha.

Preview the episodes and sign up to download the new series.

Alpha helps create a space that includes:

Connection

Tools to make your sessions fun and engaging (with new online game suggestions).

Build a deeper sense of community in each session.

Content

Access the entire 13 episodes of the Alpha Youth Series for free.

Each episode teaches a different topic of the Christian faith.

Conversation

Based on an easy to use interactive format.

Discussion Guide to help take conversations even deeper.

Simple ideas for anyone to host a dynamic small group discussion.

Since October 2017

Alpha has helped more than 35,000 leaders around the world spark meaningful conversations with youth.

Introducing the Alpha Youth Ministry Monthly

Sign up to receive our monthly curated newsletter! Helping you inspire & equip youth to talk about faith. Stories, encouragement & resources to reimagine evangelism.

Over the past two years, we’ve seen Alphas running in high schools all led by students from other youth groups that we brought together. Alpha was the primary tool to put in their hands, and we’ve seen a few thousand people go through Alpha through the obedience of these students.

James Clarence,
Youth and Young Adults Pastor, First Assembly Church, Calgary AB

Alpha provides a fresh, fast-paced introduction to the Christian faith which can capture a young person’s imagination and set them on the road to finding or discovering faith.

Rachel Gardner,
Director of National Work, Youthscape

Youth Alpha has been a catalyst for our ministry this year. Not only are we seeing our committed kids owning their faith in new and profound ways, but we are also seeing many kids making first time decisions to follow Christ through the series.

Erik McRitchie,
Youth Pastor, RockPointe Church, Calgary AB

How do I get started?

After you sign up online, we’ll show you how to create a space where people who wouldn’t normally come to church feel comfortable having a discussion about God.

We’ll provide you with tools and training to equip your team to run Alpha and inspire the church to invite their friends.

Then you’ll get access to everything you need to run Alpha.

Student-Led Alpha

The Alpha Youth Series is a great tool for students to use to share the gospel with their friends; whether during a school lunch hour, at their home, online, or in a coffee shop.

Watch Ewen’s story to see the impact of Alpha on his friends in Pincher Creek, Alberta.

How do I run Alpha for my friends?

Connect with a youth worker

Connect with a youth worker to journey with you as you run Alpha.

Sign up on MyAlpha

Sign up on MyAlpha to access training tools, invitational material and student resources.

Gather other students together

Work with your youth worker to help gather some other students who can host Alpha with you.

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Alpha Youth Online

Find out more about running youth Alpha online.

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Preview the Alpha Youth Series

Watch some of the talks beforehand.

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