Alpha is a great tool for church leaders to facilitate conversations around the Christian faith with parishioners and the broader community. Typically run over 11 weeks, each Alpha session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha provides an opportunity for people to ask questions and share their point of view, in an open, friendly environment. Millions of people have tried Alpha all around the world, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. Alpha is run in cafes, churches, universities, homes — you name it.
The Rev’d Charlie Lacey from Springfield Anglican Church talks about the benefits of running Alpha online.
While no two Alphas look the same, experience has shown that there are some essential ingredients to the Alpha recipe.
Consider deepening the Alpha recipe by incorporating additional elements such as these (as suggested by Ger Jones, Senior Pastor at Vintage Church in Los Angeles).