Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space, online or in person, where people can explore life, faith and meaning.

Alpha is an environment for anyone and everyone who wants to explore life and the Christian faith, ask questions, and share their point of view. Alpha is free and everyone is welcome. 

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 talks are 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, and discuss in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say.

Find an Alpha near you

Alpha is running across the globe. Search below for an Alpha being hosted near you. There’s no cost, no pressure, and no follow-up if you decide after the first session not to come back. Alpha is typically 9-12 weeks long.

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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, whether that involves a meal, snacks or cup of tea over Zoom. Then we watch a video together followed by conversation, where you can share what you think.

You can say as much or as little as you want, and nothing is off limits.

How much does Alpha cost?

Alpha is free!

How long does Alpha go for?

The sessions normally run for 9-11 weeks. You are welcome to come along just for one week to see if it’s a fit for you.

How do I sign up for Alpha?

Enter your details in the “Find an Alpha” window here, or get in touch via the contact form so the Alpha New Zealand team can connect you to one near you.

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