Project information

The Alpha Big Give

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.
Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops & homes all around the globe. It includes food, a short talk & a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts

December 2013 - December 2013

Charity information: Alpha International

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  • Need

    Need

    Alpha aims to help the millions of people around the world who want to give their friends and communities a chance to freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

    Alpha can run anywhere in the world for anyone who wishes to attend. Alpha really is for anyone who’s curious.

    Solution

    Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

    Alpha offers resources to anyone who wants to run Alpha for their friends or community, providing an opportunity to explore life's big questions.

    It includes food, a short talk & a discussion where you can share your thoughts. The talks are designed to encourage debate & explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, honest & informal environment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Make it possible for 100 million people worldwide to attend an Alpha Course by 2020.

    Activities

    » » Increase the number of Alphas running worldwide.
    » » Ensure that everyone running Alpha feels well-equipped to put on the best Alpha possible.
    » » Provide an opportunity on the Alpha Big Give for a wider range of supporters of Alpha to contribute to the vision.

    Our Annual Survey shows how many people attend Alpha, year on year.
    The average growth rate in course attendance over the past few years has been 22%.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We know that the statistics represent many thousands of lives transformed for the better.

    We see the gospel shared, prisoners no longer re-offending, addicts finding a route to freedom and many people saying that their lives have been enriched.

    Risk

    Alpha International works hard to steward carefully any money that is spent.

    50 National Alpha Offices around the world work closely with local churches of all denominations and dedicated people, often in difficult environments, to ensure money is put to best use.

    We do everything we can to prevent money being wasted.

    Reporting

    At our website 'www.alpha.org' we keep everyone up-to-date and our annual report is also available, through the website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £400,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £400,000 The Alpha Big Give Alpha Big Give donations will be towards the AI annual budget of c.£9.8m
  • Background

    Location

    Alpha is running in over 63,000 locations in 169 countries around the world and has been translated into 112 languages. More than 22 million people have attended Alpha so far.

    Alpha runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe.

    To find an Alpha running near you go to 'www.alpha.org'

    Beneficiaries

    Alpha is for anyone, of any denomination or none, who wishes to explore life's biggest questions.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    There are many church initiatives to make the Christian faith available to those outside the Church. Alpha is just one of these that we have found works.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    The Volunteer Who Runs Alpha

    Alpha depends upon the selfless work of an estimated 600,000 people globally who give their time, free of charge, to run Alphas.

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