Life Essentials
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IMAGINE FAITH CONVERSATIONSwithout the fear ofhaving all the answers

WE BELIEVE SHARING FAITHshould besimple

That's why we created Life Essentials. It is an ongoing series of short videos exploring identity, belonging, purpose, and faith. Each episode can be run in 20 minutes and is designed to spark faith conversations together with discussion questions.

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ALL NEW EPISODES

Each episode explores a hot topic, with interviews from young people and experts

9:50Stress

Stress

Feat. Ria Panditha
10:51Originals

Originals

Feat. Nicola McDermott
8:57Ghosted

Ghosted

Feat. Adam Przytula
9:39Good & Evil

Good & Evil

Feat. Isaiah Simmons

GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED

Download a discussion guide for each episode

Stress Discussion Guide

Stress Discussion Guide

Originals Discussion Guide

Originals Discussion Guide

Ghosted Discussion Guide

Ghosted Discussion Guide

Good & Evil Discussion Guide

Good & Evil Discussion Guide

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU

You just need to focus on starting the conversation


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Life Essentials Trailer

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FEATURING EXPERT INTERVIEWS FROM

Nicola McDermott

Nicola McDermott

Australian high jumper, silver medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the high jump and is the current high jump Oceanian record holder.

Ria Panditha

Ria Panditha

Therapist, certified life coach, relationship educator & grief recovery specialist

Adam Przytula

Adam Przytula

Founder, Director, and International Speaker for Armed For Life and author of 'The Road to Resilience: Arm Yourself for Life's Challenges and Learn How to Bounce Back'

Isaiah Simmons

Isaiah Simmons

Youth Pastor at Public Church on the Gold Coast, Queensland

TEAM ALPHA YOUTH

Ben Higgins
Ben HigginsYouth Director
Movies are only good for sleeping
Huw Warmenhoven
Huw WarmenhovenCatholic Youth Specialist
Its pronounced ‘phew’
Emily Higgins
Emily HigginsAlpha School Specialist
Getting run over by a tractor didn’t stop me, literally
Isaac Smith
Isaac SmithYouth Ministry Specialist
אני לא יודע עבר “I do not know Hebrew but I thought it would make me look smarter”
Gabrielle Mendonca
Gabrielle MendoncaMarketing & Design Specialist
Would sell my left arm for a a good chai latte right now
Henri Vaillant
Henri VaillantYouth Ministry Assistant
Once pursued a career as a professional surfer / french horn player
Justine Cumbo
Justine CumboCatholic Schools Specialist
On the hunt of Australia's best cheeseburger

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Life Essentials?⇩
Life Essentials is an ongoing series of short videos exploring identity, belonging, purpose, and faith. The videos are designed to spark faith conversations together with discussion questions. Each topic can be done on the go, in less than 20 mins!
Who is Life Essentials for?⇩
Life Essentials was designed for young people to run with their friends.
What does it cost to run/attend?⇩
It's 100% free! You just need to provide the snacks.
What does a Life Essentials session look like?⇩
Life Essentials has 3 simple elements. First, there's food (pizza shapes are the elite flavour, fight us), then you watch the video and have a discussion!
How do I start?⇩
Easy! Find some friends to run Life Essentials with you and some people who you'd like to attend. Then just grab the videos, snacks and go!
I have more questions. Who can I talk to?⇩
We would loooove to connect with you. Email us at youth@alpha.org.au.