We are by the Church, for the Church and through the Church
Alpha began in a church called Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in 1977. It was later taken by Nicky Gumbel in 1990 and repositioned as a course for those outside the church. As a result, the number of people who attended Alpha at HTB grew quickly into the hundreds. The effectiveness of the Alpha attracted the attention of other churches across denominations who were seeking for an evangelistic tool.
Before long, this led to the first Alpha conference in 1993 at HTB where over 1000 church leaders attended to learn about Alpha and how to use it in their congregation. As interest grew, more Alpha conferences were organised internationally and the original Alpha Talks were filmed in 1994 to make it accessible to a wider audience.
Today, millions of people have experienced Alpha and the talks have been translated into over 100 languages. The Alpha Talks have since been repackaged into the Alpha Film Series and the Alpha Youth Series was created to reach a younger generation. Over the years, Alpha continues to be used by churches as an effective tool to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In 2020, Alpha courses were forced to pivot online. However, this became an opportunity of a lifetime. Churches started to equip themselves to run Alpha remotely. Christians all over the world can now run Alpha for anyone across the globe from the comforts of their home. Alpha online opened the doors for even more people who had yet to hear the Gospel. Learn more about Alpha online.
We are passionate about unity
The Alpha Course is created to outline the core principles of the Christian faith that all denominations can agree on. We believe that what unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us. The Alpha Course is an effective form of evangelism when used by and through the local church. By focusing on the foundations of the Christian faith, it opens the door for Alpha to be used in almost any context. Everyone should have the opportunity to engage in conversation and see lives transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe the church deserves the best
Our goal is to support the local church with quality resources. We help to create a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about Jesus. The Alpha Film Series and Alpha Youth Series were designed to take guests on a journey of faith over several weeks. Each Alpha session covers an element of the Gospel in a way that is easy to follow and creates space for people to explore questions about life, faith, and God.
We give it all away
We believe that everyone deserves to explore a relationship with Jesus and you can help us. Our ministry is funded by donors, allowing us to give away our resources and share the gift of the Gospel at no charge to a guest. Find out more about how you can support us in bringing the gospel of Christ to those who need it.
The Ministry of Alpha in Singapore
Find out more about the work we do in Singapore and the local team behind the scenes.