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Getting started with Alpha is easy. Simply create an account, register a course in MyAlpha, and you’ll gain access to the Alpha learning center, planning tools, team training, and more. MyAlpha is a free resource to support you through your entire Alpha experience.


Alpha Best Practices

The Alpha seven best practices are key elements that, if implemented well, will set you on the path to a successful Alpha. When we talk with churches and ministries that use Alpha effectively, time and again we hear the key to success are these elements: prayer, evangelistic positioning, team training, hospitality, Alpha talks, open discussion, and the Alpha weekend away. 

Start Praying

One of the unique elements of Alpha is its consistent focus on prayer. Have a prayer team that prays behind the scenes. Expect each team member to pray for the guests daily during the entire Alpha experience. If we don’t enlist God, our efforts will not bear fruit. This is a movement of the Spirit that we get to be a part of.

Recruit a Team

Whether you are running Alpha for a few friends or looking to open it up to your entire community, Alpha is always better when you share the leadership with others. Begin by recruiting others who have a gift of hospitality and have a desire to invite others to explore faith. Once you have recruited a core team to launch your Alpha, it’s time to start training and inviting!


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Train the Team

Once you have recruited a team, it’s time to get them up to speed with how to run Alpha. They can attend a training online or in person, or you can utilize our team training video which is a great resource for the small group hosts and helpers on your team. Of course the best way to learn how to run Alpha is to run Alpha! Every time you run, you get a little better.

Promote at Your Church

Alpha has created lots of great promotional materials to help you spread the word. Letting others at your church know about Alpha is a great way to help create a space for everyone to invite others to come and explore faith. Consider sharing stories a few weeks before Alpha starts and empower the whole church to invite others to Alpha. 

Invite Guests

As you are training your team, encourage them to be praying for others and inviting others to Alpha. A genuine, personal invitation to Alpha is the best. We’ve made it easy with resources in MyAlpha to use “as is” or to customize for your setting. 

Run Alpha Handbook:  
Your Complete Guide

We’ve compiled all of the best tips, tricks, and guidelines for you in one complete guide. Access a digital version of the Run Alpha Handbook for free once you register your course in MyAlpha, or you can purchase a print version from our partner, ChurchSource.



Your MyAlpha dashboard helps you manage your course, plan your schedule from week to week, see what’s ahead, and connect with your team. 

Series Materials

Our free series materials will walk you through your weekly sessions, making your experience seamless. In MyAlpha, you’ll have access to the latest training modules, weekly team guides, and promotional materials to help you invite guests.  

We’ve created resources to help you along every step of the way.

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Quick Start Guide

This comprehensive map will guide you every step of the way.

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Attend a Training

Register yourself and your team for an online or in-person training.


Connect With a Coach

A coach can help you start or improve your next Alpha.

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This track is full of amazing main-stage speakers who will showcase the power of prayer in every generation, equip you to live a naturally supernatural life and train you to heal as Jesus did. Senior pastors, church leaders, non-profit leaders, this track is you!

Workshops in this Track

Learnings from Asbury on the Power of Prayer

Speaker: Angela Chadwick, Global Director of Prayer, Alpha USA

Alpha’s Global Director of Prayer will interview some of the spiritual leaders involved in the Asbury revival where a chapel worship service caught the attention of our country. You’ll hear stories of how the students were deeply moved by God through the simplest forms of worship and how the leaders made sure the only celebrity on stage was Jesus. You’ll also be amazed by the powerful breakthroughs in young people’s lives through the gentlest of prayers.

Additionally, we will explore how the resurgence of faith in one small American town is relevant to every person in the Church and how it shapes how we share the good news in a good way with this generation.

How to Facilitate Eternal Connections with Jesus

Speaker: Danielle Strickland, Spiritual Leader, Justice Advocate, Communicator, Peacemaker

Encounter is God’s favorite way to spiritual revelation. Why do we emphasize information-formation as our primary means of discipleship? What if we put more time, energy, and effort into facilitating more encounters? Be prepared to discuss together how cultivating curiosity becomes a means to do just that. We will talk techniques, experiences, and new ideas.

Everyday Miracles

Speakers: Dr. Chloe Swart, Associate National Director for Alpha UK, and Dr. Russo Swart, New Wine Cymru Prophetic and Healing Team

This workshop will look at how to heal the sick as a part of our everyday missional lives. Following Chloe’s PhD studying healing miracles in Wales, Chloe found that Christians in Wales were praying for their friends, family, and colleagues, in the gym, in the supermarket, at work; wherever they found themselves, as well as in church services, and Alpha courses. Healing is a missional tool that points toward Jesus. Unpack the theology of healing, while also hearing very practical teaching and demonstration of how to heal the sick in an everyday way.

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