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ALPHA New England

The Alpha Course, now known simply as ALPHA, is a Christian evangelistic course which seeks to introduce the basics of Christianity through a series of talks and discussions. With its Anglican start at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, through the ministry of The Rev. Nicky Gumbel, Alpha is now being run in churches, homes, workplaces, prisons, universities and a wide variety of other locations by all major Christian denominations.  Bishop Bill would like to encourage all ADNE clergy and parishioners to get involved with Alpha as an amazing tool to help with evangelization and church growth. Below are pertinent links, information, and encouragements from ALPHA New England on how to get involved. 

We can hardly wait to get this incredible tool into your hands, but in the meantime here are 5 things you can do today.
  1. Pray for your friends, neighbors, and family who have never been to Alpha. Ask God, “Who is ready for Alpha?
  2. Invite your friends to your first night of Alpha. You can  download invites to help you start inviting on September 1 st
  3. Share the campaign teaser video and teaser images. This will help build excitement among your team and church.
  4.  Register your Alpha to help people in your community find you.
  5. Sign up for the Bear Grylls Thunderclap campaign . On September 1st, Alpha leaders around the globe will blast social media with Bear Grylls’ Alpha story.

Not only are we excited about the Bear Grylls Campaign, but this fall will be the first season that churches can use the NEW Alpha Film Series. It is epic and features interviews and stories from around the world. Here is one church’s experience: “Guests were moved by the transparency to the talks and stories. Made them feel more comfortable and able to be human too.”

We have a new training center just for you. These short, 2-3 minute videos will help you understand why Alpha works and how to run a successful Alpha with your team. Watch them all at once or in bite-sized stages. We hope this makes it easy for you to run a successful Alpha.

Are you experiencing Alpha for the first time?

If so, welcome! We want to invite you to visit the “Run” section of our website. We’ll walk you through the basics to understand why Alpha is unique and what you need to run Alpha. You can watch all the training, watch every episode of our videos, and preview our downloads. When you are ready, just click “Build your Alpha” to get everything you need to run Alpha for free.

This fall you can run your entire Alpha for free. Did you know this? This is one of our favorite things to do. We love to give Alpha away for free. It is free for guests to attend and it is free for the church to run. It is so much fun. When you are ready, go to Alpha Builder and download the talks, small group notes, promotional materials and so much more. All free to you!

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