Here are five tips to help you save time and organize a worry-free Alpha. After you've created your Alpha, you'll see a black sidebar on the left with "Dashboard" (top 3 Alphas) and "My Alphas" (all your courses) in the list. Click on the dashboard first and go through these steps:
1 - DASHBOARD
You'll see your top 3 currently running Alphas ("active"), learning modules, and newly added materials. Click into the white box that has your Alpha name to open the box and go to the next page. (Example below)
After you click into the white Alpha box, you'll see 5 tabs at the top. The "What's Next" tab shows your upcoming session with date, time and all the videos and handouts you'll need. You can check this each week as it gets updated!
2 - SCHEDULE
Beside the "What's Next" tab is the schedule tab. Customize the online schedule so that the dates match up with each week of your Alpha. We will email you and your team* each week with top tips according to this online schedule.
Please check your "end date" as this is when your Alpha will move to the "Completed Alphas" section and you can create your next Alpha! (Click here if you're not finished your Alpha yet.)
* Please note that Alpha for Youth team members do NOT receive a weekly email.
3 - PROMOTE
Click on the "promote" tab and see a wide variety of promo including NEW Alpha online guest invitations, social media images, banner images and promo videos in this section. Encourage your whole church to participate in inviting people to Alpha!
4 - SERIES MATERIALS
Here you'll find the Alpha videos, discussion questions, sample schedules, guest handouts and other info sheets. Download and save the weekly Alpha talks to your computer (or flash drive) to avoid any quality, speed or internet issues. Watch the 3 team training videos together with your team and discuss them. Share the small group questions with your team (Team Guide) and the handouts for guests (Guest Guide) as needed.
5 - TEAM
Under the "team" tab, add your teams' email address. They will receive an email with a log in link to access all the related resources. They will be able to: see the online schedule, preview the talks, download promo, and review the small group questions. Alpha leaders & team members will receive the same weekly email* with top tips and resources for the upcoming week! (How to add team members)
Now that you've set up your Alpha, grab a coffee and take a few minutes to go through the short Leader Training videos. You'll find this link in the black sidebar on the lefthand side.