What is the Alpha Youth Series?
The Alpha Youth Series is a brand new interactive series exploring life, faith and meaning. Reimagined for today's youth culture, each episode looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s for young people with no Christian or church background. The Alpha Youth Series will all be available for free online!
After the success of the first Alpha Youth Film Series in 2013, the new Alpha Youth Series has been updated, rewritten and redesigned for a global audience. It has been filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, Rome, Israel and many other incredible locations.
Each episode will be released weekly until the end of 2017.
Watch the brand new first episode here, and register your course on Alpha Builder to access the new episodes released weekly.
How does it work?
Alpha Youth is designed to be run for anyone between the ages of 13–18 and can be run anywhere. Whether it’s in a church youth group or in a school classroom, Alpha generally has three key things in common:
Food has a way of bringing people together and building community. So even if it’s a light snack, sweets or a full meal, Alpha starts with food.
Between 20–25 minutes long, each Alpha Youth Series episode unpacks the basics of the Christian faith, addressing questions such as, ‘Who is Jesus?’, ‘How can we have faith?’ and ‘Why and how should I pray?’
Throughout each episode, there are three discussion breaks. These breaks give a chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and discuss them in small groups.
So what's new?
The episodes will feature stories from people all around the globe, from a wide variety of different contexts and backgrounds. Visuals, references and stories will all be updated to connect with and inspire a new generation.Find out more
What can I expect?
The Presenters: Ben and Jason from the first series, and this time there will also be new young co-hosts
Testimonies: Personal testimonies related to the theme of every episode
The Episodes: 13 episodes, each around 20-25 minutes long
Dynamic Visuals: Animations and motion graphics will bring the series to life
The Format: Each episode includes discussion breaks for conversation
New Look: A brand new look for a new generation
Training videos: A set of videos to help prepare you and your team to run the best Alpha
Guides and supporting materials: Everything you need to help plan, manage and promote you Alpha
Jason is back as one of the hosts for the new series! Jason is the Executive Producer for the series and leads the Alpha Youth Series team. He is also a pastor at his home church, Christian Life Assembly. He lives in Langley, British Columbia with his wife Rachael and his two kids.
Find him on Instagram and Twitter at @jasonaballard.
Ben's back and will be one of the hosts of the new series! Ben is the International Youth Coordinator at Alpha. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Vancouver, British Columbia where he worked as a youth pastor for 10 years before joining the team at Alpha.
Find him on Instagram and Twitter @benwoodman.
In the new series Jason and Ben will be joined by new co-hosts: Jassie, Landry & Peter!
Jassie organized Alpha at her school and now helps other students run it in their schools.
Landry is the Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Cariboo Road Christian Fellowship in Burnaby, BC.
Peter is a full time Student Ministry Coordinator at Christian Life Assembly, in beautiful Langley, BC.