Alpha like you've never seen it before.
Repackaged for today's audience, the Alpha Film Series is emotive, engaging and epic in scale and scope. Nicky Gumbel and two new presenters, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt, walk us through the regular Alpha material in a way that everyone can relate to.
The episodes feature inspiring stories and interviews from all around the world, as well as visual illustrations and motion graphics.
The Alpha Film Series crew travelled all around the world, filming in Canada, UK, France, India, Hong Kong, Israel and New York. You can see behind-the-scenes images on social media, following our hashtag #AlphaFilmSeries. Engage with us by retweeting and sharing our posts.
We're excited to introduce two of our presenters, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt. Toby is a curate at Holy Trinity Brompton church in London and Gemma is a BAFTA award-winning TV presenter. Together with Nicky Gumbel, the pioneer of Alpha, they take the audience on an epic journey exploring the Christian faith.
The Alpha Film Series covers all the traditional content that the current Alpha materials do. There are sixteen episodes of fifteen sessions (30 minutes each) and one introduction to the Alpha day/weekend (10 minutes), as well as two training videos (30 minutes each).
- Episode 1: Is there more to life than this?
- Episode 2: Who is Jesus?
- Episode 3: Why did Jesus die?
- Episode 4: How can I have faith?
- Episode 5: Why and how should I pray?
- Episode 6: Why and how should I read the Bible?
- Episode 7: How does God guide us?
- Episode 8: Introduction to the Alpha Day/Weekend (Weekend introduction)
- Episode 9: Who is the Holy Spirit? (Weekend talk 1)
- Episode 10: What does the Holy Spirit do? (Weekend talk 2)
- Episode 11: How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? (Weekend talk 3)
- Episode 12: How can I make the most of the rest of my life? (Weekend talk 4)
- Episode 13: How can I resist evil?
- Episode 14: Why and how should I tell others?
- Episode 15: Does God heal today?
- Episode 16: What about the church?
The Alpha Film Series features inspiring stories and interviews of people from across all denominations, all across the world. These include:
- Jackie Pullinger, one of the world's best-known missionaries, based in Hong Kong.
- Cardinal Schönborn, well known in the Catholic Church globally for editing the Catechism of the Catholic Church, based in Austria.
- Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, based in Italy.
- Jose Henriquez Gonzalez, one of the thirty-three miners trapped for sixty-nine days at the San Jose mine, based in Chile.
- Ugo Monye, former English international rugby union player, based in the United Kingdom.
- Julia Immonen, Sky Sports News presenter and double Guinness World Record Atlantic Ocean rower, based in the United Kingdom.
- Alister McGrath, professor of science and religion at the University of Oxford, based in the United Kingdom.
- Propaganda, Christian hip hop and spoken word artist and poet from Los Angeles, based in the USA.
- Scott Harrison, founder of Charity: Water, based in the USA.
- Bear Grylls, world-renowned adventurer, writer and television presenter, based in the United Kingdom.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Alpha comes with everything you need to get started, and everything is available for FREE.
The full English version is now available for download when you register your Alpha.
Versions in Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and Hindi will be available later this year.
Along with the full episodes, you will have access to:
Small Group Discussion Guide
Alpha Leader Training
Access to other context-specific tips and tools