After you've created your Alpha, you'll see a black sidebar with "Dashboard" and "My Alphas." Here are some tips to help you save time and organize a worry-free Alpha:

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: Encourage your whole church to participate in inviting people to Alpha. We have a wide variety of promo including NEW Alpha online guest invitations, social media images, banner images and promo videos in this section.

4 - SERIES MATERIALS: Here you'll find checklists, sample schedules, weekly handouts, guidelines 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 (pdf schedule). Share the small group questions with your team (Team Guide) and the handouts for guests (Guest Guide) as needed.

5 - TEAM: Add your teams' emails so they can log in and access all the related resources. They can see the online schedule, preview the talks, download promo, and review the small group questions. We will also email your team with top tips and resources they need 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, specifically for the primary Alpha leader. This will give you a framework for how Alpha works best!

Related info:

Do you have a sample Welcome Email to send to guests?
Where can I find training for leaders and my Alpha team?
Visit the Learning Centre for tips on running a great Alpha online or in person!

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