Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Click here to register your course
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Download the Administrator's Guide
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country. Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Visit Glow Brightly
Check out Jono's Talk on Invitation
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
Contact Corriena for the training above
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
Contact Nadine for the training above
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
Contact Suzanne for the training above
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
Contact Mary for the training above
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
Contact Kevin for the training above
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Contact Corriena for the training above
Download the Administrator's Guide
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know. Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop.
Visit the Alpha Shop
Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1
Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1
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Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course. Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team. Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country. Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know. Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1
Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1
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Get in Touch PO Box 12675, Penrose, Auckland, 1642 60 Rockfield Road, Penrose, Auckland, 1061 09 525 3139 | office@alpha.org.nz
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1 Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know. Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1 Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha
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Get in Touch PO Box 12675, Penrose, Auckland, 1642 60 Rockfield Road, Penrose, Auckland, 1061 09 525 3139 | office@alpha.org.nz
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1
PO Box 12675, Penrose, Auckland, 1642 60 Rockfield Road, Penrose, Auckland, 1061 09 525 3139 | office@alpha.org.nz
Product Alpha Film Series Alpha Youth Film Series Alpha with Nicky Gumbel Marriage & Parenting Courses The Prayer Course Useful Links
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering Your Team Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Promotion & Planning Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Welcome to 
#RunAlpha
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1
Run Alpha in 2017 Dates We have hundreds of Alpha's running this year. Here are our suggested dates for running the course.
Gathering the right team member makes a big difference. For small group leaders you are looking for facilitators. Other roles include: Small Group Hosts / Leaders Small Group Helpers MC Administrator Tech team Catering / Hospitality Team Worship Leader Welcomers for the first couple of nights Check our Administrators guide for how all these people fit into your team.
Prayer Prayer is such an important step. Getting your church praying, asking God who they should invite is a very big key into making your Alpha successful. We recommend starting to talk about Alpha coming at least a month out if 6 weeks is possible I would be doing it. Encourage everyone to start praying about their friends, colleagues and workmates. We have seen a great amount of success when we specifically encourage people to ask God who they should invite and whatever name they get that's the person they should invite. We also recommend: Praying for the team who are running Alpha Praying for courage for those inviting Get a specific list of names of those being prayed for and giving it to the intecessors in your church. It doesn't have to be full names, just first names are fine, or even initials. Gather people to pray. Attend one of our lead in prayer events around the country.
Invitation Invitation is so key! In fact we believe that it is the key that will open peoples hearts towards coming along to Alpha. Without invitation people will not know that your course is on. We have some great resources you can use for encouraging invitation. Check out our Glow Brightly page. If you are looking for preaching ideas see what you can pinch from Jono's talk which he did at a recent church gathering.
Training You can download the training videos when you register your course but we do find that quite often people like to be able to ask questions of someone well experienced at Alpha. We hold live and for the first time this year online training webinars. Check out the dates below for one near you and register by letting our local staff member know.
North Island 13th March - Whangarei - St Andrews Uniting, 7pm - 9:30pm 14th March - Gisborne - Mangapapa Church - 7pm - 9:30pm 18th March - New Plymouth - Knox Presbyterian Fitzroy, 7pm - 9:30pm
3rd April - Online Training - 7pm 4th April - North Shore - Forrest Hill Presbyterian, 7pm - 9:30pm 5th April - West Auckland - City Church Waitakere, Henderson, 7pm - 9:30pm 6th April - Central Auckland - Mt Albert Baptist Church, 7pm - 9:30pm 7th April - Online Training - 12pm - 1pm
12th April - Wellington - Knox Presbyterian - TBC
South Island 5th March - Invercargill - Windsor Community Church - 1pm - 3:30pm
7th March - Christchurch - Bryndwr Baptist - 7pm - 9pm
1st April - Nelson - All Saints Anglican 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Promotion lets people know that this is a legitimate course. If all churches around New Zealand had a banner hanging outside it would be amazing. You can get great resources by visiting the Alpha Shop. Don't forget to also download the free Adminstrators guide it will make such a difference to how you run your course. You can also contact any of the team around the country and they can meet up with you and help you all the ins and outs of running Alpha.
Term 2 (Film Series) Saturday 29th April, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 1st May, Session 2 Week starting 8th May, Session 3 Week starting 15th May, Session 4 Week starting 22nd May, Session 5 Week starting 29th May, Session 6 Week starting 5th June, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 10th / 11th June Week starting 13 June, Session 13 Week starting 20th June, Session 14 Week starting 27th June, Session 15 Week starting 4th july, Session 16 Celebration 22nd July, Session 1 Term 3 (Film Series) Saturday 22th July, Session 1 (Intro Session) Week starting 24th July, Session 2 Week starting 31st July, Session 3 Week starting 7th August, Session 4 Week starting 14th August, Session 5 Week starting 21st August, Session 6 Week starting 28th August, Session 7 Retreat Day / Weekend 2nd / 3rd Sept Week starting 4th Sept, Session 13 Week starting 11th Sept, Session 14 Week starting 18th Sept, Session 15 Week starting 25th Sept, Session 16 Celebration 15th October, Session 1 Gathering Your Team Promotion & Planning
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