Alpha Online

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What is Alpha Online?

What Alpha Leaders are saying...

“The last time we ran Alpha physically at our church premises whilst implementing social distancing, only 2 guests showed up. So when we had 24 people online we were pleasantly surprised.

We saw leaders step up to lead, volunteers prophesy for the first time and people get filled with The Holy Spirit. There is no limit to what God can do and I believe this is the greatest opportunity to reach people in the comfort of their own homes.”

- Nathaniel Truong, Hillsong Australia

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What Church Leaders are saying...

Alpha is a relaxed environment where people can invite their friends, and we have loved seeing how our people have latched onto this opportunity to share their faith in this way. 

John Robertson

Senior Pastor, Riverlife Baptist Church Brisbane

Guy Mason

City on a Hill

Guy Mason

City on a Hill

Stu Cameron

NewLife Church

Richard Condie

Anglican Diocese of Tasmania

Guy Mason

City on a Hill

Wayne Alcorn

Hope Centre

Alpha Film Series

A brand new way to explore. The Alpha Film Series features interviews and stories from around the world. Begin the adventure and preview the first episode: Is there more to life than this?

Alpha Youth Series

The Alpha Youth Series is a fun and interactive series exploring life, faith and meaning. It’s for young people with no Christian or church background.

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Alpha is a tool to introduce people to an initial proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ – the kerygma. As Pope Francis says, ‘Nothing is more solid, profound, secure, meaningful and wisdom-filled than that initial proclamation.’

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Everything you need to run Alpha is available online and free to download so everyone can play a part in seeing lives transformed.

Alpha Online

‘How-To’ Coaching

Alpha Australia will be hosting how-to coaching via Zoom, click here to watch the first training and stay tuned on this page for further training dates to come.

Alpha Online Top Tips

Hospitality


Even though groups are meeting online, churches can still put a strong emphasis on hospitality.

  • Heavier Email Communication: Send weekly emails re-capping last week’s talk/discussion and ask guests to share their thoughts via email. Make sure to check-in if someone missed a night.
  • Session Engagement: Make sure either the course host or group host is engaging right from the beginning of the online session – saying hello to people, asking questions, telling jokes. Avoid the silent downtime to keep excitement and enthusiasm high.
  • Chat Functionality: Encourage hosts, helpers, and guests to utilise the chat functionality to comment and ask questions during the video as well as during discussion time when others are talking.




Host Preparation


Make sure the hosts have all video files, discussion questions, and access to the digital solution the church has chosen. Churches are finding that guests tend to be more vulnerable online than in person. Prep your hosts so they can expect this.




Quality Discussion


  • Ask all guests to be on video
  • Ask all guests to join in a quiet environment if possible
  • Ask all guests to unmute during discussion. (Unless in a noisy setting). This allows for a more organic, free-flowing conversation.
  • Ask guests to not use green screen backgrounds to create a more natural environment.




Logistics


  • Internet Connection: If you are hosting Alpha Online, make sure you have a strong internet connection. If possible, plug directly into an ethernet cable.
  • Short and Sweet: Churches have found that in an online format, people start to lose interest at around the one-hour mark. We recommend keeping the full session to 1 hour- 1 hour 15 minutes.





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