The Alpha Weekend (or Day Together) is an opportunity for groups to get together to watch and discuss 3 or 4 Alpha talks. This is the time when relationships are deepened and lives are impacted by specific times for prayer.
The purpose of the weekend is to learn about the Holy Spirit, discuss the talks, pray with guests, and ask God to fill them with His Holy Spirit. It's usually held after Week 6 or 7 depending on your schedule.
If you're running an online Alpha, here are a few resources to help you plan and prepare:
3 - Webinar page > How to Run the Alpha Weekend Online
Visit the webinar page for past recordings. This webinar highlights Alpha weekend top tips from 3 Alpha leaders: Tanya Noye, Halifax, NS; Mike Perks, Burnaby, BC; Kelsey Eichelt, Edmonton, AB.
If you're running an Alpha in person (in homes or small groups at church), here are a few resources to equip you:
1 - MyAlpha > Team Training > Prayer Ministry:
Log in to download the 30-minute video called "Prayer Ministry" and watch & discuss it with your Alpha team. This video explains the principles & practicalities to pray with your Alpha guests.
2 - MyAlpha > Learning Centre:
Log in to watch the 4-minute video called "Best Practices for Prayer Ministry" specifically for leaders. This video explains more about how to lead prayer ministry effectively.
3 - Alpha Weekend (sample 3-day schedule here) OR Day Together (1 day):
What if guests missed the weekend?