Alpha NextGen Series Launch

Alpha NextGen Series Launch

Hong Kong

high-energy events sparked off much interest

Continuing with the wave of innovation coming out of Alpha globally, Alpha Hong Kong recently launched an innovative new product - the Alpha NextGen Series (AXS) in Cantonese.

According to Matches Mak, one of the presenters of the series, the messages in the videos are simple, easy to understand and they make people want to continuously watch the series.

Alpha Hong Kong kicked off the launch on 15 August 2015 in popular cafes around Hong Kong. The high-energy events sparked off much interest in the product among guests and featured lots of fun and engaging activities.

Tying in with the launch, Alpha Hong Kong championed the #AlphaAnywhere campaign to encourage and inspire Alphas to be run practically anywhere.


The Alpha NextGen Series is a 13-episode Cantonese video series designed to engage the next generation in conversations about faith, life and God.

The series was filmed and produced entirely in Hong Kong with the help of more than 100 volunteers over a period of 18 months. Chapman Fu and Matches Mak are the main presenters of the series.


The Alpha NextGen Series is available online for free. You can register for an account online to watch the series.

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Sheela's Story

Sheela's Story

The idea of running Alpha in the workplace honestly stemmed from a practical reason – late working hours were a barrier to my colleagues being able to attend Alpha at church. It made sense to bring Alpha to the workplace for those who were interested to give it a go.

I remember feeling quite nervous and unsure the first time we ran it back in 2014. I didn’t know what to expect or if anyone would even turn up! ‘Ye of little faith’ I remember a friend saying to me when we ended up with a solid group of about 20 in that first round. Since then, we’ve run Alpha four times - sometimes with larger groups, sometimes with smaller groups - but each experience has never failed to be just as amazing.

The most interesting aspect for me about running Alpha in our workplace was the immediate connection that people made from having something fundamental in common – where they work. There was little need for breaking the ice and discussions took off from day 1 with guests feeling comfortable sharing their thoughts and perspectives.

Alpha in the workplace complements what the church is doing by reaching out to a community that might not have been able to be reached. So many of us know that being out there in the corporate world trying to make it in the great rat race can get tiring and it’s only a matter of time before one begins to ask “Is there more to life that this?” – which is a question that was on the minds of our guests when they came. Alpha provided that safe space for conversations that might not have taken place otherwise.

The most memorable account from a guest for me comes from a guy who had attended our first ever run of Alpha. Post-Alpha, he told us that while was hesitant initially about the whole idea, eventually the weekly sessions became a place of refuge for him in the busyness of work. He said that it was a truly unexpected experience - “Work is what I had associated with stress and a lack of peace but through Alpha, work became a place I found hope, peace and faith.”

It’s not smooth sailing all the time but it is stories like this and many more of that nature that remind me that even if it’s for one person each round, it’s still worth it. And I’d just love to encourage anyone who’s thinking about it to just give it a go! The training and material make the process really simple to get started. Your adventure of a lifetime in running Alpha is just around the corner… trust me, it’s worth it!

Work is what I had associated with stress and a lack of peace but through Alpha, work became a place I found hope, peace and faith.
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