Alpha Film Series

Alpha Film Series

Begin the greatest adventure.

Filmed in a completely new way, the Alpha Film Series is designed to take the audience on an epic journey exploring the basics of the Christian faith. It’s ready, it’s free and the first two episodes are available for you to download from Alpha Builder right now.


Watch the highlights below from the Alpha Film Series launch.

Repackaged for today’s audience, the Alpha Film Series is emotive and engaging in scale and scope. Nicky Gumbel and two new presenters, Toby Flint and Gemma Hunt, will be walking 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 covers all the traditional content that the current Alpha material does. There are sixteen episodes made up of fifteen sessions (30 minutes each) and one introduction the Alpha Day/Weekend (10 minutes), as well as two training videos (30 minutes each).

The first two episodes are available for you to download right now from Following this, two more episodes will be made available each week until they are all online. 

  • 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 : How and why should I pray? 
  • Episode 6: How and why 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? 


Have a look at Episode 1 of the Alpha Film Series

How to use the Alpha Film Series?


Register your course

In order to download the Alpha Film Series, you will need to register your Alpha on Alpha builder. Here you will be able to access training videos, the episodes and the small group notes.


Train your team

Although Alpha has a simple format, there are a few crucial things to remember when running a small group. Even if your hosts and helpers have done Alpha before, it is still important to train your team well. You can find all of the training videos when you register on Alpha Builder.


Invite your guests

You can’t run Alpha without first inviting people. Download promotional material for free from Alpha builder or order it online from


Start running the Alpha Film Series


Food allows people from all different backgrounds with a whole variety of questions and ideas to come together, share a meal and get to know each other.


This is where the Alpha Film Series comes into play! Watch the episode for the week wherever you may be running your Alpha: at home, in a café, in your church or at the pub.


The heart of Alpha is the small group: people can ask questions, talk through issues, build relationships and experience what the Christian life is really like. 


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Decoding Alpha // Alex's Story

Decoding Alpha // Alex's Story

Hear from Alex Wood in Portsmouth about his journey from trying Alpha, invited by a housemate to using it as a key tool in church planting.

We wanted to talk to Alex about what his top tips and tricks are, debunking the myths of what is takes to run a successful Alpha.


Who is Alex?

Alex became a Christian on Alpha at HTB in 2007. He’d been living and working in London for a few years after graduating from university and a friend invited him to Try Alpha. He went along expecting to disprove christianity but experienced quite the opposite.



After being selected to train for ordination in the church of England, Alex moved to Brighton where he worked at St Peter’s, and studied at St Mellitus College in London. After five years at St Peter's he and his wife, Liz, relocated to Portsmouth with their two daughters to start a brand new church plant named Harbour Church.



Based in the heart of the city, Harbour Church is located in an old department store on the High Street. They run a social enterprise coffee shop on the ground level whilst the church is spread over the three floors above. 

Alina's Story

Alina's Story

Alina's experience of Alpha and how it played a part in her journey of faith.