I am new to Alpha and want to learn more


Developed as a short course at Holy Trinity Brompton Church in London, in 1990 Nicky Gumbel took over running Alpha and found that many people outside of the church wanted to explore the Christian faith. Alpha USA was birthed in the 1990s and exists to serve and equip the church in its mission to help people discover and develop a relationship with Jesus. Alpha now runs in every part of the global church, including the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, and all mainline Protestant denominations.


Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over an eleven-week period. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.



Alpha USA is run in in many different environments, denominations, and contexts nationwide. Have you ever considered running Alpha for youth or maybe outside of your church in a prison? Are you part of a Catholic Parish and wonder how Alpha could work for you? We can help! Check out the links below for more information. 

Alpha Youth
Alpha Catholic
Alpha Prisons


EXPLORE Questions?


2. Engage

I am interested in understanding how to get started

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We’ve created multiple film versions of the Alpha Talks: Alpha Film Series, Alpha Youth Series, and Alpha with Nicky Gumbel as well as scripts that allow you to deliver the talks live.

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Online Training

Millions of people have tried Alpha in more than 160 countries. This guide will give you an introduction to Alpha and help you though the steps you need to run it for the first time. Our online Leader Training Center contains a series of 2-3 minute videos that teach you how to create the best experience for your team and your guests. All resources are free and easy to download.


The National Alpha Conference and a Regional Training La. Join the conversation with leaders from across denominations to discover together, as the Church, ways to sustain the present move of God in today's culture. Take advantage of optional conference workshops or attend a Regional Training Lab in your are designed to inform, equip, and train your team on how to effectively run Alpha in any context--including Youth, Prison, and Catholic.

3. Run

I am ready to run

Pilot Your First Course

We recommend that you begin small. As you roll out Alpha, begin with a pilot course and invite those who will likely be your future Alpha leaders. This allows your team to catch the vision of Alpha and understand how it works, which will make it easier for them to invite their friends. A pilot course is also a great way to work out the kinks, make mistakes, and improve your Alpha as you prepare for a full launch! 

We work hard to make running Alpha as easy as possible. Alpha Builder helps you discover
resources, create a plan, and train your team for your specific context. Best of all: it's free!

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Your ENGAGE and RUN Alpha Contact

Lyndsay Hughes
Ministry Operations Manager