For the first time ever, we are coming together globally to invite the world to #TryAlpha.  

The church is a place of Invitation for people to come and see who Jesus is. In order to reach our local communities, we need to be the ones reaching out. This is what we aim to do through the Alpha Invitation: to equip you with a resource that extends to people in your local community and invites them to try Alpha.

On 1 September 2016, churches all around the world will invite their communities to explore life, faith and God on Alpha. 

Every year, we invite people to Try Alpha through our national invitation campaign. This year we're going global with over 52 countries launching at the same time in September, extended over 18 months. Through the campaign video and materials, Bear Grylls will challenge the perception of being a fearless outdoor adventurer by sharing an untold story of his inner adventure to faith. Use these resources to invite your community/your peers/your colleagues to explore faith. With one of the worlds most recognised TV stars as the face of the Invitation, there's never been a better opportunity to invite people on Alpha.

The Invitation will launch to guests on the 1 September with the story of Bear's journey to faith. This will be available for you to use as part of your Alpha Invitation alongside other print and digital assets.

To get your congregation excited for the September launch share the teaser below or download it here

Finding a simple faith that empowers my life? To me that’s been my greatest adventure.
— Bear Grylls

Who is Bear Grylls?

Bear Grylls has become known as the face of adventure and outdoor survival. He has climbed Mount Everest, ventured to the depths of Antarctica and completed the first unassisted crossing of the north Atlantic Arctic Ocean. Bear is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Colonel to the notoriously tough Royal Marines Commandos. 

His TV show, Man vs. Wild, was the number one ranked reality show in the US last year (2015). In his current adventure TV show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Bear goes on a two-day trip into the wilderness with celebrities such as Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, and President Obama. The six-episode series Mission Survive was distributed to 150 countries, including Canada, Australia, Latin America, Europe and Hong Kong.

With 1.5 billion viewers worldwide, he is recognised from New York to New Delhi, and his fastest growing market is now China. Bear has recently signed on with Dragon TV, one of the top TV stations in China, for an adventure show, Survivor Games. It was aired last autumn and was ranked in the top five most watched shows in China. He’s also authored six best-selling books, including Mud, Sweat and Tears.

Bear is passionate about Alpha and, having been a guest on Alpha himself, knows how God can impact each person in attendance.


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