Alpha Film Series (16 episodes)
Alpha Film Series – 16 episodes
Client: Alpha Series
Director: Daniel Stewart
Producer: Jim Van Dijk
Executive Producers: Al Gordon & Shaila Visser
Presented by: Nicky Gumbel, Tony Flint and Gemma Hunt
Written by: Nicky Gumbel, Tony Flint and Allana Harkin
The Alpha Film Series covers all the traditional content that the current Alpha materials do. There are 16 episodes (30 minutes each), an introduction to the Alpha Weekend/Day (10 minutes) and new training videos. The English version is available to download when you sign up for Alpha Builder and create your Alpha (including a version with English subtitles). The series will be available in Mandarin in early 2017 and in French Spring 2017.
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they 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. Most sessions start with food because it’s a great way to build community and get to know each other.
The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, 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 from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?
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 (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.