We're so glad that you'll be running Alpha this season! Here are 5 tips to help the Alpha Course Administrator find key resources, save time, and organize a worry-free Alpha. After you've created your Alpha, click into your Alpha and go through these steps.
1 - WHAT'S NEXT
In the "What's Next" tab, you'll see links to resources for each upcoming Alpha session and this changes each week. Download the video, the small group questions for leaders, and the outline for guests.
2 - SCHEDULE
You'll find our recommended order of sessions here. Customize the online schedule so that the dates match up with each session of your Alpha (eg. if you need to skip a week because of a holiday).
Each week, we will email you and your team the quick links to each resource along with top tips and key reminders. (Youth teams do not receive a weekly email.)
3 - PROMOTE
Promote to Church: Use the Sunday Service Guide for ideas to inspire your church to invite people to Alpha. Share the 11:02 Prayer Cards and provide guest invitations customized with your Alpha start date & time. Show the "Who will you invite?" video for inspiration.
Promote to Guests: Share guest invitations, social media images, banner images, and inspirational story videos (40 ways to promote Alpha)
4 - SERIES MATERIALS
If you'd like to browse through all the videos and handouts (rather than individual weeks in the "What's Next" section), you'll find them all listed in the Series Materials section.
Training videos: Watch and discuss the 2 team training videos together.
For your team: Print or share the discussion questions, info sheets, checklists.
For your guests: Print or share the handouts for guests.
Alpha videos: Download and watch the videos with your guests. Send the video share link to guests who missed a session.
5 - TEAM
Under the "team" tab, add your team's email address. They will receive an email to log in with their own email address and password.
Team members will be able to: see the online schedule, preview the talks, download promotional materials (to invite their friends), 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)
Top tips: 5 Characteristics of Healthy Teams
Now that you've set up your Alpha, grab a coffee (or tea!) and take a few minutes to go through the additional videos and articles in the Learning Centre. You'll find this link in the black sidebar on the left-hand side. We recommend starting with the 7 Best Practices playlist!
Save this link to log in to MyAlpha anytime: run.alphacanada.org
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Alpha Planning Checklist (pdf)