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    Trying Alpha

    What is Alpha?

    Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question around faith, and the talks are designed to create conversation in small groups afterwards. It’s totally free, it’s run all over the globe, and everyone’s welcome. Find out more about Alpha.

    What happens at Alpha?

    Every Alpha is different, but generally they have three things in common: food, a talk and conversation.

    Food – Most sessions start with food, because it’s a great way to connect and get to know everyone there.

    Talk – The talks explore the basics of the Christian faith and are designed to inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as an episode.

    Conversation – There is a discussion after the talk where you can share your thoughts and ideas on the session’s topic.

    How can I find an Alpha near me?

    Just head here and type in your city or postal code to find an Alpha near you. Check back regularly as more are added each week! If you don’t see one near you, feel free to get in touch with us at alphacanada.org/connect.

    Running Alpha

    How can I sign up to run Alpha?

    Create an account on Alpha Builder at run.alphacanada.org to get started. Once you’ve done that, you can take the next steps and ‘Create your Alpha’ in Alpha Builder.

    How do I promote my Alpha on TryAlpha.ca?

    After you’ve created an Alpha Builder account and created your Alpha (with a start date), choose the option to “Publish your Alpha”.

    Where can I find digital and print promotional materials to promote my Alpha?

    A selection of customizable promotional resources are available in Alpha Builder once you create your Alpha.

    Where can I find training materials for myself and my team?

    All of our training materials are available in Alpha Builder. Short leader training videos can be found at alphacanada.org/training, and the team training videos are available for download and to share with your team once you create your Alpha in Alpha Builder.

    My question isn’t here. Who can I get in touch with?

    Please contact us at support@alphacanada.org if you have any further questions. You can also chat with us live on our website or give us a call at 1.800.743.0899.

    You can also visit our Support Desk for more frequently asked questions at support.alphacanada.org.