What is Alpha?
Alpha is a tool to introduce people to an initial proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ. It takes people on a journey often leading to a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
It also provides a place for people to ask their questions, share ideas, build friendships, and experience the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Who is Alpha for? Young - Old - Unchurched - Churched - It's for everyone!
How does Alpha Work?
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the big issues of the the Christian faith. It revolves around three key elements: a meal, a talk (either live or via video) and small group discussion (provides the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas on the topics to build trust and friendship).
What topics are covered?
|Is there more to life than this?||Who is Jesus? Why did he die?|
|How can I have faith?||Why and how do I pray?|
|Why and how do I read the Bible?||How does God guide us?|
|Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do?||How can I make the most of the rest of my life?|
|How can I resist evil?||Why and how should I tell others?|
|Does God heal today?||What about the Church?|
What Catholic leaders say about Alpha:
“Many parishes in Detroit have found Alpha a great tool for helping men and women hear the initial proclamation of the Gospel.” ~ Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit
“Alpha is without doubt a great experience of the New Evangelization.” ~ Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President, Pontifical Council on the New Evangelization
“Alpha is meeting Jesus. What I like in all that I have seen and heard about Alpha is simplicity.” ~ Cardinal Christoph Schӧnborn
For more information:
- To start Alpha in your parish, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit alphausa.org/runsyracuse