Over 27 million people worldwide have now attended an Alpha course, taking the opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed and unpressured social environment.
Alpha is designed for people who are interested in finding out more about the Christian faith. There is a meal, followed by a thought provoking talk, then a chance to ask questions and discuss in a small group context.
Alpha is ideal for anyone asking questions about faith and interested in exploring ideas. It's also good for new Christians, newcomers to church and those wanting to brush up on the basics.
"What Alpha offers, and what is attracting thousands of people, is permission, rare in secular culture, to discuss the big questions - life and death and their meaning."