Ever wondered, "What is the meaning of life?" "Why am I here?" "What is this all about?" If you have, you're not alone. All of us have had questions about life, faith and God at some point or another - but not all of us have had an opprtunity to talk about it. That's why Southside offers Alpha.

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the the big questions of life and the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no fees; it’s just an open and informal space to explore life's biggest questions with others.


Tune in

Alpha runs a video talk for about 30 minutes to inspire reflection and conversation. Tune in with us and explore big issues around faith and the basics of Christianity, asking questions about life, faith and God.


Following the video, you'll get a chance to share your thoughts and ideas with others in an honest and friendly group environment online. There's no pressure - just an opportunity to be heard and hear from others!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Alpha for?

Alpha is designed for people who don't normally go to church, who are new to church, or who know someone who is and wish to invite them! It's a great place to explore big questions for the first time.

Do I need to attend the whole course?

Alpha does not require any formal commitments to stay for the whole course, though you'll get more out of it if you do! We recommend signing up and checking out our first Alpha session, "Is there more to life than this?" to get started.

Is there a cost attached?

The Alpha course is 100% free to attend. There are no commitments, pressures or fees attached!