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  • Global Alpha Campaign

    From September 2016 to December 2017, churches across Canada and around the world will invite their communities to explore life, faith and God on Alpha. The Global Alpha Campaign is the most visible, widespread and exciting invitation in Canada to encourage people to explore the meaning of life. The global advertising campaign features internationally recognized and respected British adventurer Bear Grylls sharing his journey to faith on Alpha.

    What is Alpha?

    Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. Millions of people have taken Alpha around the world. Alpha creates a space that encourages conversation in a relaxed, friendly and open environment. Everyone is welcome, but Alpha is designed specifically for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or church-goers.
    Find out more about Alpha

    Who is Bear Grylls?

    Bear Grylls is the most recognized face of survival and outdoor adventure in the world. With 1.5 billion fans he is recognized from New York to New Delhi. Starting in the fall of 2016, Bear will be sharing his journey to faith on Alpha in a way that the world has never seen before.

    Why do the campaign?

    By utilizing the new Alpha Film Series alongside the campaign, we have an opportunity for the Christian Church in Canada to galvanize together to invite our nation to explore Christianity. This is a strategic moment. We have a story that resonates with Canadians, a tool that can be used across denominations and online resources to collectively impact Canada.

    Just two years ago we saw 325 churches from 25 different denominations host 30,000 guests in our province – so I'm convinced that as churches cooperate from sea to sea the results will be astounding.

    Gary Taitinger, Mill Woods Assembly
    Participating Regions
    Toronto
    Jon Thompson & Barry Parker

    Starting Fall 2017, join Jon Thompson from C4 Church and Barry Parker from St. Paul’s Bloor St. as churches in the GTA invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha. For more information please contact Greg Nelson at gnelson@alphacanada.org.

    For Open Team Training dates and locations, visit alphacanada.org/GTATraining.

    For regional prayer gathering dates and locations, visit alphacanada.org/GTAPrayer.

    Ottawa
    Bob Davies and Brent Daniel

    Starting Fall 2017, join Bob Davies and Brent Daniel as churches in Ottawa invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    For more info on events and training please visit capitalregionalpha.ca

    London
    Rob Hogendoorn

    Starting Fall 2017, join Rob Hogendoorn from Forest City Community Church as churches in London invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    For more information, contact Nadia Zeversenuke at nadia@fccc.ca.

    Fredericton
    Chad Billington

    Starting Spring 2017, join Chad Billington from Smythe Street Cathedral as churches in Fredericton invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    Moncton
    Paul Pattison

    Starting Spring 2017, join Paul Pattison from Glad Tidings Church as churches in Fredericton invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    Prince Edward Island
    Roger MacPhee

    Starting Fall 2017, join Roger MacPhee from St. John’s Presbyterian Church/Wood Islands Presbyterian Church as churches in P.E.I invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    St. John's
    Dean Brenton

    Starting Fall 2017, join Dean Brenton from the PAONL as churches in St. John’s invite their communities to explore their big questions at Alpha.

    How to get involved
    Get your church on board

    Download the Global Alpha Campaign Guide and Church Mobilization Kit for more detailed information on the campaign including a checklist, key dates, and tips for planning and promoting your Alphas to your church communities, inspiring them to invite.

    Download the Guide & Kit

     

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    Bear Grylls' Story

    Finding faith was Bear Grylls' greatest adventure.

    Watch Bear's Story