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Exploring life, faith and meaning

As part of Alpha International and Alpha Africa, Alpha South Africa plays a significant part in the global whole in serving and equipping churches of all denominations.

By sharing, free of charge, this unique ten week course that’s been developed by Alpha, their goal is to transform South African society through revitalising the church to more effectively evangelise the nations.

At some stage of life, many people struggle with the big questions: ‘What is life’s meaning?’ ‘What’s the purpose of my life?’ ‘Am I on the right road to the right destination?’

Alpha provides the platform for people to come together in a safe and relaxed environment, to raise and discuss these questions, and be given the opportunity to discover the answers. Over the past 38 years Alpha has trained and equipped countless local leaders to run Alpha. As a result, individuals’ lives are being changed, and churches are being renewed right across the country.

In 2017 a total of 20 290 people attended 858 Alpha courses across South Africa. A quarter of these were youth courses.

Alpha is given freely to guests and churches and Alpha South Africa relies entirely on the generosity of donors who believe in the power of God

to transform lives and thus nations through Alpha. To find out more visit

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