The Alpha Big Give
The Big Idea
Alpha International seeks to give people an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a non threatening & informal setting. It's a meal, a talk & small group discussion & is run in churches, clubs, workplaces, prisons, uni's, cafes & homes worldwide.
Alpha aims to help the millions of people around the world who want to give their friends and communities an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a non-threatening and informal setting. The Alpha Course is for people to run anywhere in the world for anyone who wishes to attend. It is supported by Archbishops, Cardinals, Bishops, Metropolitans and leaders of all the major denominations.
The Alpha Course is a 15 session course that allows anyone to explore what they think about life in an unpressurised environment. Alpha is there to resource anyone who wants to run a course for their friends or communities and give them an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. They’ll hear a talk, have some food and get to discuss what they really think with other guests. The talks cover topics such as: Why did Jesus die? How does God guide us? And Does God heal today?
Make it possible for 100 million people worldwide to attend an Alpha Course by 2020.
Activities» Increase the number of Alpha Courses running worldwide.
» Ensure that everyone running an Alpha Course feels well-trained and resourced to put on the best course possible.
» Thanks to an anonymous donation, 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. We know 25% more people attended Alpha in 2011 than 2010 and we aim to see this grow at an increasing rate.
We know that the statistics represent many thousands of lives transformed for the better. We see prisoners no longer re-offending, addicts finding a route to freedom and many people saying that their lives have been enriched.
Alpha International works hard to steward carefully any money that is spent. 75 offices around the world work closely with local churches and dedicated people, often in difficult environments, to ensure money is put to best use. Of course it is possible that money could be wasted without careful control, but we do everything we can to prevent that happening.
At our website 'www. Alpha. Org' we let everyone know what is happening,
& of course our annual report is also available, through the website.
Budget - Project Cost: £200,000
|£200,000||The Alpha Big Give||Alpha Big Give donations will be towards the AI annual budget of c. £9. 5m|
The Alpha Course is running in 66,000 locations in 169 countries around the world and has been translated into 112 languages. More than 20 million people have attended the course so far. It is running in churches, clubs, workplaces, prisons, universities, cafes, youth groups and homes. It is supported by Archbishops, Cardinals, Bishops, Metropolitans and leaders of all the major denominations. To find a course running near you go to 'www. Alpha. Org'
The Alpha Course is for anyone, of any denomination or none, who wishes to explore the meaning of life.
There are many initiatives by churches 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.
The Volunteer Who Runs The Alpha Course
Alpha depends upon the selfless work of an estimated 600,000 people globally who give their time free of charge to run the Alpha Course.