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What is Alpha

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about life, faith and Jesus.

What to expect

What to expect


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


The Alpha content is designed to inspire conversation. They explore the big issues of life and faith, addressing questions like “Who is Jesus?”, “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”


One of the most important parts of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a group of no more than 12 people. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say, seriously.

Try Alpha

Find an Alpha using our online directory below, register and come along. It’s that easy.
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In Person

Anywhere people can gather, Alpha can run. Alpha is currently running in churches, cafes, prisons, schools, at home. You can enjoy meals together, watch the Alpha talks together, and sit around a table, classroom, or lounge room to have safe and honest conversations about life’s big questions.


Did you know that Alpha is just as effective online? Before COVID-19, Alpha was only run in person. Since 2020, churches all across Australia are successfully running Alpha Online for people who are unable to meet in person.


Alpha is adaptable. You can start Alpha in person with full confidence that should circumstances change, you will be able to move online with ease for you and your participants. Our team will support you every step of the way. The part we all play in God's work of evangelisation doesn’t stop, no matter what.

Find an Alpha

Where is Alpha running?

Anywhere people can gather, Alpha can run.
Find your nearest Alpha here. Got an idea? We’d love to hear it!

Alpha is 100% free and everyone is welcome.

Contact Us

Get in Touch

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  • Who is Alpha for?
    Alpha is for everyone who is willing to have an honest conversation. No matter your background, history, or beliefs. You are welcome.
  • What happens at Alpha?
    Every Alpha is different but the core elements stay the same. There is time for connection with one another, be that a meal, snacks or cup of tea over Zoom. Then, we watch a video together, and afterwards we have a conversation about. In the conversation time, you share what you think. You can say as much or as little as you want, and nothing is off limits. Seriously.
  • How much does Alpha cost?
    Alpha is free!
  • How long does Alpha go for?
    Alpha is a series of sessions. However, you are welcome to come along for one week and see if its a fit for you. No pressure.
  • How do I sign up for Alpha?
    Use the 'Find an Alpha' tool above to sign up for Alpha, or use the get in touch via the contact form so the Alpha Australia team can connect you to the best Alpha for you.
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