Alpha’s easy style and welcoming atmosphere make it a wonderful way of responding to the call of a New Evangelisation and sharing the Kerygma [the core of the Gospel message] with others.
Entire groups of the baptised have lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live in a life removed from Christ and his Gospels. In this case what is needed is a “new evangelisation” or “re-evangelisation.”
Pope John Paul ll
“The term “new evangelisation” highlights the increasingly clear awareness that even in countries with an ancient Christian tradition the need has arisen for a renewed proclamation of the Gospel, to lead people back to an encounter with Christ that transforms life and really is neither superficial nor by rote.”