Running Alpha

For all the searching, it’s rare to find a place and time to think and talk about the big questions of life. At Alpha, we believe everyone should have the chance.

Exploring the Christian faith, asking questions and sharing a point of view; we’re all built for it. Alpha offers the opportunity to do just that – in an informal, friendly and open environment. No one can force anyone to believe anything; we've found over the years that if we express radical hospitality and let guests be themselves, lives and communities will be transformed.


How to run Alpha

Exploring the idea of Alpha? Experienced running Alpha before?
No matter what stage of the journey you’re at, you’ll find everything you need here.

1. Build – Put your Alpha on the map
Register your Alpha on Alpha Builder. On Alpha Builder, you can easily plan and schedule your Alpha, as well as promote your Alpha so guests can find you.

Get the Alpha Toolkit
Whether you’ve run Alpha before or you’re totally new, we’ve got a range of tools and resources for you. Download them for free when you register with Alpha Builder.

2. Train – Gather a team
To run a great Alpha, you need to have a great team. Whatever the size of your course, make sure you train the best possible people to help and support you. Discover an Alpha training event near you here and keep an eye out for our new Host and Helper training videos, which we’ll be sharing soon!

3. Pray – Create a culture of prayer
Prayer is at the heart of Alpha. Without God, we can do nothing. With God, anything is possible. We’ve got a range of ideas to help you keep prayer fresh and at the centre of your Alpha. You can get your whole church praying in the build up to your course with our new Prayer Cards.

4. Invite – Spread the word
A personal invitation is the most effective way to invite someone to try Alpha. From customisable promotional materials to social media images, here you’ll find everything you need to encourage people to invite their friends to try Alpha

5. Launch – Go for it
Kick-off your Alpha by launching it in style to your church and community. Check out these stories from churches across the UK and be inspired to launch your Alpha in a creative way.


Your Alpha Story

“For me, Alpha is a no brainer. It’s a tool that allows people to know who Jesus is.”
– Chris Rogers 

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