If you're thinking about running an Alpha in Canada or you're part of an Alpha team, the first step is to create a MyAlpha account. Each person can create their own account with their own email and password.
Creating a MyAlpha account is different from registering an Alpha course but both are simple and completely free!
1 - Go to run.alphacanada.org and click on the red "Sign up" link (see image below). Answer a few questions and you now have a MyAlpha account! Go to Step 2 to see what you now have access to.
2 - Browse through the Alpha videos to see the format and content.
Grab a coffee (or tea) and go through the Alpha Film Series for adults and the Alpha Youth Series for teens. You can watch clips of any episode and/or watch them all the way through. Each video on the preview page is watermarked.
If you'd like to run an Alpha and you're the Course Administrator, please click on "Create an Alpha" to register your course, and then you'll have access to download the videos with no watermark.
3 - Watch the intro video clips in the Learning Centre for top tips!
The Alpha Learning Centre contains short best practice videos and articles that will equip you to run an Alpha in your context effectively. We recommend starting with the 7 Best Practices module. (This is separate from the 2 Team Training videos.)
4 - Register your Alpha.
When you're ready to run Alpha and if you're the primary Course Administrator, please click on "Create an Alpha" and fill out the info. With a registered course, you'll have access to our full management and planning tool:
Promotional materials (guest invitations, posters, banners, etc)
All the Alpha videos to download and save to your computer
2 team training videos (Small Groups + Prayer and the Alpha Weekend
Team Guide with small group discussion questions for each week
Guest Guide with video outline for each week
Sample schedules and checklists to help you plan and prepare
Info sheets for hosts and helpers
5 - If you're a host or helper, please log in to MyAlpha to access all the resources!
When your Alpha leader adds you to "Team" section of your current Alpha, you'll receive an email with a link to log in. Click on that link and create a MyAlpha account using your own email address.
Then you'll be able to watch the 2 team training videos, browse through each weekly Alpha video ahead of time, review the small group discussion questions, read through the info sheets, and more. Click here for a full list of resources.
If you have any questions, please use the chatbox in the bottom right-hand corner of our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to help you out!