Whether you're introducing someone to Alpha, starting your own Alpha or looking to enhance an Alpha that's already running, we have a wide array of resources to aid you in your journey.
Looking to introduce Alpha to a pastor, a congregation or a parish to Alpha? Start here.
Find out what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops says about using Alpha for evangelization in their document: "A Review of the Best Evangelization Methods and Resources Available for Parish Outreach Efforts"
What's So Special About Alpha...
Msgr Jerry Ringenback from Holbrook, NY responds to a common question: "What's so special about Alpha and why are we doing it again?"
In 2016, Alpha International commissioned the Barna Group, a US-based research company, to conduct a global study on the impact of Alpha, where online surveys were completed by church leaders, course administrators, hosts and helpers, and guests of the end of the course.
Running Alpha in a Catholic Context
We have unique resources created specifically for running Alpha in the context of your Catholic parish.
Intro to Alpha: Catholic Context Booklet
An overview of Alpha, describing how it can work in the parish, with personal testimonies from guests and priests, endorsements from influential Catholic Church leaders, and FAQs about how to start running Alpha. An excellent resource for anyone considering running Alpha within a Catholic context. Available for download or purchase.
Download "Running Alpha in the Context of Your Catholic Church"
The content of Alpha will always be the same. Understanding the guests you hope to attract allows you to create the best context, being prepared to lead them towards God the Father through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Here are some keys to help you.
Download Running Alpha in the Context of Your Catholic Church.
Alpha is just that--the beginning. Once folks experience Alpha, they understand who Jesus is and begin exploring their relationship with Him, but Jesus always leads us to more. In other words, they have now been evangelized and are ready to be catechized.
Download "After Alpha" for just a few examples of these tools.
Alpha Talks Given by a Priest
Archbishop Michael Byrnes is the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Guam. Bp. Byrnes delivers three Alpha talks which are available here. Filmed live at St. Clare of Montefalco Church near Detroit, these videos provide all of the same content as in the other versions of the Alpha talks, but with a Catholic speaker.
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