One of our newest resources is the set of 7 Good Practices videos (and a few bonus ones too)! Here is a brief overview of the key topics. Each video is about 2-4 minutes long. Be sure to log in first to use the quick links in the titles below.


1. Hospitality

  • Communicate before Alpha starts
  • Introduction & technical info
  • Invitation to share right away
  • Messages in the chat window
  • Clear & close up faces
  • Creative hospitality
  • (Click here to download the Tips for Inviting pdf)

2. Team Training & Roles:

  • Roles covered in the video:
    o MC to host, intro & transitions
    o Hosts & helpers
    o Technical helper
    o Prayer Team
  • (Click here to download the Team Roles pdf)
  • (Click here to download the Team Guidelines pdf)
  • Connect with your team each week
  • Team Training videos (Essentials, Small Groups, Prayer Ministry)

3. Open Discussion:

  • Introductions and names
  • Connecting with icebreaker questions
  • Importance of Alpha helpers
  • Tips for engaging conversation

4. Managing Small Groups:

  • Tips for engaging conversation
  • 4 tips for hosts and helpers
  • 3 group guidelines (P.R.E.)
  • 3 common challenges for Alpha small groups

5. Alpha Talks:

  • Two formats (screen share & watch together or share link & watch on own)
  • Top tips for technical issues
  • Necessity of all the Alpha talks

6. Prayer:

  • Power and dependence on God
  • Prayer with your team

7. Evangelistically Positioned

  • Opportune time in history
  • Vulnerability in virtual space
  • Availability and comfort for guests

Prayer Ministry & the Alpha Weekend:

  • Case study: Church in Malaysia shares their model
  • Saturday (2.5 hrs) 10:30 am - 1 pm
  • Included small group discussion
  • Invitation to become a Christian
  • Walkthrough of prayer ministry
  • (Click here to download the pdfs: For Guests | For Teams)

Online Security & Safety

  • Tips before you post info online
  • Communicating with guests
  • 5 things to avoid
  • (Click here to download the pdf: Zoom Security)

Please log in to MyAlpha and click on the "Learning Centre" to access these resources and the other modules to run a great Alpha!

If you have questions about anything at all, please send us a message through the chatbox in the bottom right-hand corner of our website, or email us at support@alphacanada.org and we'd be happy to help you!

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