What is Alpha?
Alpha is a free in-person course that creates space for everyday people to participate in conversations about life, faith and God. Each session includes a video and a small group discussion where you will be able to explore the basics of Christian perspective, addressing questions like 'Who is Jesus?', 'How can I have faith?' and 'Does God heal today?'
What can I expect?
Alpha begins with a home style cooked meal where everyone has a chance to connect and get to know each other. Part of what makes Alpha special is the relationships you form with real people who are on a journey of discovery – just like you.
Following a meal together is the Alpha video where a particular aspect of faith in Jesus will be explored. Each Alpha video is professionally put together and presented and was filmed in locations all over the world including a wide range of cultures and experiences.
The heart of Alpha is the discussion group. This is where there truly is no such thing as a ‘bad question’ and is where everyone’s perspective is respected and discussed. The Alpha Group is a pressure free environment and is designed to allow for investigation and enquiry.
"Alpha Course has answered so many of my life impacting questions and it has opened it different perspective on a series of both worldly and churchly things."
Hosted in campuses and Alpha home groups
Also available in Mandarin
Frequently asked questions
Alpha course is 10 weeks in total but there is absolutely no pressure to attend every session. Links will be provided to videos which can be watched at any time. These links are made available at Alpha Intro Night (week 1).
Alpha Intro Night is a night where anybody who is thinking about coming to Alpha can come and check it out for a night. Here, you will get a chance to get a feel for the course with no commitment to continue to attend if you decide it’s not for you.
No! Alpha is put together in such a way that people with no faith background at all will be able to attend and enjoy. Alpha is regularly attend by members of other faiths and religions.
Alpha runs 8 or more times a year in homes and also in larger campus venues across Auckland city.
Alpha is free to attended and can be attended as many times as you like!
While Alpha does not have a kids programme, we do offer an online Alpha option where you can tune in with others who may find it difficult to physically make their way to a venue for whatever reason.
Each Alpha location has plenty of onsite parking!
Each Alpha course ranges from 10 – 60 people per intake depending on the location.
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"I'm not totally sure how to put it into words at this point. I have loved every single week, and I didn't expect that. I've grown up in a Christian home and going to church in my childhood and youth, but this has hit differently. I got answers to questions I didn't even know I had. I shared what I didn't even know I had to share. I met Jesus."
Volunteer at Alpha
Alpha would not be able to happen without the help of an amazing team! Every year dozens of Alpha Team members come together with the goal of doing whatever they can to help people navigate their questions about God, life and meaning in an environment that is comfortable, meaningful and fun to be in. We are always looking for new people to join the Alpha Team. If you are interested, flick us a message! We’d love to chat.
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"When I started Alpha, I was so thankful for the group and the support. Sharing, learning and encouraging one another gave me hope. That I would be okay, that I wasn't alone. I've learnt a lot from the videos and various topic discussions."