Alpha’s Youth Film Series is twelve episodes designed to engage high school students in some of life’s biggest questions. It was filmed all over the world in cities like London, New York, Vancouver, and Jerusalem. It’s Alpha for a new generation.
Click here to register your Alpha with us and you will have free access to a special pre-release of ALL episodes of the new Youth Film Series.
Why did you decide to put Alpha on film for youth groups?
Jason: We wanted to create a tool that anyone could use to help spark a conversation about faith, even if they’re not an experienced public speaker. Also, video allowed us more space to be creative – to travel the world, to use interviews, animations and a variety of locations.
How can young people benefit from the film series?
Ben: For Christian young people, the Youth Film Series helps them open an ongoing discussion about faith with their friends.
For young people who wouldn't call themselves Christians, it helps create a safe place where they will feel respected and comfortable enough to speak their minds and have conversations that they might not have anywhere else.
Jason: Also, a film gives the viewer space to disagree openly in a way that is more difficult when the speaker is in the same room. A film creates an environment where you can feel confident thinking and speaking for yourself.
What are the next big challenges for youth workers?
Jason: Nowadays, young people are self-learners, they don’t want to be told everything, and they don’t believe in experts, they want to discover things for themselves. I think Alpha is shaped really well to respond to this.
We know that Alpha is not a magic tool that solves every problem and makes it all easy, but we believe it's a great tool to carry some of the weight. Youth workers are our heroes, so it's a real privilege for us to serve and help them. We know there is a real need for resources and if the Youth Film Series can help, we are honoured to be able to offer it.
What new features of running the film series will help young leaders?
Ben: One of main features is that we’ve embedded the questions for discussion in the talk. We’ve done this to help make it even easier to facilitate the conversation. Every Episode includes three breaks for discussion: we pose a question, interview people on the street (from all over the world), and then the question reappears for you to pause it and talk it over in your group.
What would you say to anyone who is thinking about trying Alpha?
Ben: I think I’d say, ‘You have approximately 570,000 hours left to live, why not spend less than 24 of them with us on Alpha, exploring life’s biggest questions?’
Life: Is This It?
Jesus: Who is Jesus?
Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
Faith: How Can I have Faith?
Prayer: Why and How Do I Pray?
Bible: Why and How Do I Read the Bible?
Follow: How Does God Guide us into Full Life?
Spirit: Who is the Holy Spirit and What Does He do?
Fill: How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit?
Evil: How Can I Resist Evil?
Healing: Does God Heal Today?
Church and Telling Others: What about the Church and Telling Others?