We don't recommend a specific resource to use after Alpha, rather we encourage churches to provide more experiences for guests to continue their faith journey. Here are some ideas:
Encourage Alpha guests to help on the next Alpha.
This is one of the best ways to get people involved in your church community as they continue in their faith journey. Recommend a role that best matches their interests and gifts (kitchen help, set-up, audio-visual, greeter, small group helper).
Invite Alpha guests to join a small group / home group.
Look for ways to provide the same environment that guests enjoyed while attending Alpha – like food, fun, talk, discussion, and prayer. Meet in someone’s home or a coffee shop where the atmosphere is casual and friendly.
Plan social events together.
Encourage Alpha guests to exchange contact information and to meet together in the future. Help them connect with people who have the same interests. Meet up for coffee or plan a weekend activity.
Go to Sunday service together.
If Alpha participants are not churchgoers, small group hosts can suggest meeting up and going as a group so it is less intimidating. Introduce them to your friends and go for coffee afterwards to discuss their experience at the church service.
Keep guests connected.
If you or your church are active on social media, invite your guests to stay up-to-date so they know what’s happening in your church community.
- Chat with your pastor or leadership team about your church's discipleship strategy. There are lots of 1 or 2-year programs to help Alpha guests get connected and grounded in the church community. Check with Parasource or your local Christian bookstore for great resources, or consider running the 3-week Life Shared Series to continue the discussion about sharing your faith with others.