Alpha Preview Kit

  • Alpha Guide Sample
  • Alpha Team Guide Sample
  • Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel Sample
  • Run Alpha Handbook Sample
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What to Expect?

A typical Alpha

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.


Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a


The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith?

Followed by


Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Next Steps

Are you ready to start Alpha in your own community? The Run Alpha Kit will help you to plan, promote and run your first Alpha. It includes team training materials, two DVD options, and resources for ten guests and the Run Alpha Handbook, which is essential for every Alpha administrator.

The Alpha Toolkit includes:

  • 1 Alpha Film Series DVD - English and Spanish audio with English only subtitles
  • 1 Alpha with Nicky Gumbel DVD – English audio with English and Spanish subtitles
  • 1 Questions of Life Book
  • 1 Run Alpha Handbook
  • 1 Alpha Team Guide
  • 1 Alpha Guide (for guests)
  • 1 Why Jesus? booklet
  • 1 Why Christmas? booklet
  • 1 Why Easter? booklet
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