Frequently Asked Questions

Trying Alpha

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a multi-week course exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question around faith and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. Find out more about Alpha.

What happens at Alpha?

Every Alpha is different, but generally they have three things in common: food, a talk and discussion.

Hospitality – Whether in person over a meal or virtually with a cup of coffee, all sessions start with a time to connect, relax and build friendships. 

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.

Discussion – There is time after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic. You can say anything.

How can I find an Alpha near me?

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 ask any questions you might have.

I can’t see an Alpha near me, what do I do?

Try selecting ‘Any’ from the ‘Starting in’ 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.

How much does it cost?

Alpha is completely free – and there’s no follow-up if you don’t want to come back after the first session.

How do I sign up?

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 and let them know you’re interested in coming.

How can I get in touch with someone about Alpha?

Find an Alpha near you at Try Alpha or contact us to find out more about Alpha.

Running Alpha

How can I register my course?

Register your course on myAlpha, by clicking ‘Get Started’.

How do I promote my Alpha on alpha.org/try?

Create your course on myAlpha and choose to ‘Promote’ your Alpha.

Where can I find digital promotional materials for Alpha?

You can download promotional materials from myAlpha, in the ‘Promote’ section.

Where can I buy materials to run Alpha?

You can buy promotional materials for your Alpha from our Alpha Shop.

How can I train my team?

All of our training materials are online and can be downloaded for free in the Learning Centre. Head to myAlpha to access it.

My question isn’t here, who can I get in touch with?

Please contact us at emena@alpha.org if you have any further questions.