13 C
Cloyne
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Home Alpha Youth

Alpha Youth

What is Alpha – Youth?

​Using the Youth Film Series, Alpha – Youth is designed to engage students in conversations about faith, life and Jesus. The sessions look at topics including ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and How Do I Pray?’, with a day or weekend away covering the topic of the Holy Spirit. Every Alpha Session includes food, fun, videos and discussion.

New Film Series

The Youth Film Series is designed to take the weight off your shoulders and allow you to create a fun atmosphere and be fully present during each session. The videos present good teaching on the topics and show a variety of youth and young adults from around the world speaking their minds about faith and God. This sets the stage for honest and open dialogue.

How it works?

Log onto www.alphayouth.ie to find out more about Alpha – Youth in Ireland. Download all the content for free by registering online. Request a training day; we have workers in Dublin, Tullamore & Cork who are willing to travel to any location. All the practicalities are covered on training days and it’s also a great chance to network with others looking to reach out.

The Story so far…

​Alpha-Youth Ireland was officially established in July 2011 as a joint venture between Scripture Union Ireland and Alpha Ireland. A National Co-ordinator for Alpha – Youth was appointed and work began in schools and parishes across the country. In the past 4 years 156 Alpha – Youth Courses have been run in over 30 Irish Secondary Schools involving over 3,800 pupils during school time. Also up to 80 have been run in Churches & youth groups.
Our focus and vision is to see Youth Ministry in Ireland become a major part of parish life for all denominations through the means of Alpha – Youth while also empowering local parishes to invest in reaching out to their local schools.

​‘We believe that our diocese, our cities and towns, indeed our culture and especially our young people need to know Jesus Christ. I commend Alpha – Youth as one pathway whereby people can come to a knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ today. 

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin – Catholic Archbishop of Dublin

​‘Young people today experience life at a very fast pace. Information, in every form of media, bombards them with choices and options. Alpha – Youth provides a friendly and accessible framework within which they can ask questions in a trusting environment and meet God in the encounter.

Archbishop Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin