Alpha comes with 15 short Leader Training videos as part of our ‘Training Centre’ as well as other resources that answer the most common questions about food, atmosphere, prayer and the essentials of a great Alpha. These are specifically for the primary Alpha leader to watch and are accessible after you create an Alpha Builder account.
In Alpha Builder we have a planning schedule, checklists and training videos to help you get started. The Alpha talks are available for free in Alpha Builder so your costs will depend on what scale you want to provide food, decor, promotional pieces, etc. You’ll need to decide a few things: Where will you run your Alpha? What time will work best for those you want to invite? What dates will work best for you and the venue? It’s a great idea to get some of your key people to help you think this through.
One of the vital parts of running Alpha is having a great team. Whatever the size of your Alpha, make sure you pick the best possible people to help and support you. After you’ve gathered a team, plan one or two team building days to watch the 3 Team Training videos together, get to know each other and pray for your upcoming Alpha.
Once you’ve got everything planned and you’ve picked your team, you’ll need to figure out how to promote your Alpha. Pray for creativity, and think through how to encourage people to invite their friends and promote your Alpha to the local community. We have a variety of free resources in Alpha Builder including social media images, promo videos, and customizable print materials to help you with this.
Finally, the best way to learn more about running Alpha is to go for it. Running Alpha takes a bit of work but it’s totally worth it. As you get ready to launch your Alpha, pray as a team for each guest and for each other. We’re so glad you’re part of the global story of Alpha, transforming lives in your local context and we can’t wait to hear how it goes.