In the Greek alphabet, Alpha is the first letter. Similarly, Alpha as a resource is a stepping-stone that never claims the exhaustive fullness of truth, it is the first proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ, otherwise known as the Kerygma: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you, and now he is living at your side to enlighten, strengthen and free you.’(Evangelii Gaudium, 164).
Alpha is a tool that helps parishes develop into ‘communities of missionary disciples’, a tool for evangelisation that creates a space where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about Jesus. Alpha in a Catholic Context exists through the overarching mission of the Church. It offers a simple and attractive invitation to those outside the Church to come and ask life’s big questions. Parishes around the world have seen significant growth in numbers and a new enthusiasm for mission. New members of the parish, having come to faith during Alpha, frequently join parish activities and bring the freshness and joy of their encounter with Christ into the life of the parish.
The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence.
Whether you’re a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may be reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s questions demand to be answered.
Are you ready for The Search?
ChristLife partners with dioceses, parishes, and other ministries to bring to life the call to evangelize and make disciples. Our Christ-centered, relational approach helps parishes re-evangelize the baptized, and evangelize those who have no faith in three steps: Discovering Christ, Following Christ, and Sharing Christ.
Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Sycamore groups meet in person or online. Each session involves a short film and some time for discussion. There’s no pressure. You can be yourself without any fear of being judged.