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The Alpha Australia Youth Series is an 8-10 week program designed to ease young people into the basics of Christian faith through ‘food, film and having a chat’.
Sessions are run in church youth groups or school-based Christian groups and involve a meal, watching an interactive video presentation on a different Christian topic each week followed by a facilitated discussion.
Designed to create a safe and non-judgmental environment, the Alpha Youth Series allows young people to discuss, explore and form their own views on the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha has a relationship development model. Their staff network directly with church, youth and school leaders to promote resources and train volunteer Alpha leaders to ensure that a quality, engaging experience is delivered for young people. More than 300 Alpha Youth Series sessions were conducted in NSW in 2018.
The Alpha Youth Series has strong alignment with VFFF's Christianity funding goal to provide young people the opportunity to make life choices informed by an understanding of Christian faith and belief. Multi-year support of $240,000 from 2019 to 2021 will help accelerate its encouraging growth trajectory.