Alpha Leader

"… We are witnessing a major disconnect with church life, especially in terms of Mass attendance."
Msgr Jerry Ringenback
Church of the Good Shepherd


See what other Catholic parishes are saying about Alpha in their communities.

"Alpha brings people closer and helps them to find that power which unites. The Alpha experience is not only a means through which one finds true life, but also a way to share the good news of the Living Christ."
Cardinal Marc Ouelett
Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

What are Alpha guests saying about their experience with Alpha and the Church?

Here are 5 key benefits to hosting Alpha in our community:

1. Alpha shares the kerygma (“basic Gospel message”) and contributes to parish renewal.
2. Alpha enables lay people to exercise their call to be missionary disciples.
3. Alpha is a proven form of community evangelization.
4. Alpha develops Catholic leaders.
5. Alpha works great in conjunction with programs of sacramental preparation.


Alpha Leader is a way for those of us who already know Jesus to live out our call to be disciples. You don’t have to have a theological background or be an amazing present to do it. It’s about inviting and being present to Alpha guests. We serve in three ways:
At every Alpha night, we welcome our guest. Whether its opening the door or simply talking before the night’s topic, when we extend hospitality, we extend God’s love.
Every Alpha night begins with a time to sit down together over a meal, coffee, or just light refreshments. Jesus sat with the people He loved around a table, so we’re just doing what He did.
Hosting involves asking questions and actively listening to a group after the night’s topic is shared. You don’t have to lead a discussion or give a talk. You just ask a question and wait for people to respond while being present as others share.